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Newswise: Bolivia’s Power Vacuum: What to Know
Released:
18-Nov-2019 12:45 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Neurosurgery in the Brazilian Amazon Is Possible

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers study presents a model for creating a sustainable neurosurgery programs in poor, remote locations

Channels: Rural Issues, All Journal News, Healthcare, Neuro, Poverty, Surgery, South America News,

Released:
10-Nov-2019 9:05 AM EST
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In a warming world, glacier scientists have to keep going higher

Ohio State University

As Earth's atmosphere gets warmer, glacier scientists need to climb ever higher to find ice that hasn't started melting. And they're finding that some of the planet's most vulnerable people are likely to be most affected.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, South America News,

Released:
8-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST
Research Results
Newswise: Pharmacy in the Jungle Study Reveals Indigenous People’s Choice of Medicinal Plants

Pharmacy in the Jungle Study Reveals Indigenous People’s Choice of Medicinal Plants

Florida Atlantic University

In one of the most diverse studies of the non-random medicinal plants selection by gender, age and exposure to outside influences from working with ecotourism projects, researchers worked with the Kichwa communities of Chichico Rumi and Kamak Maki in the Ecuadorian Amazon. They discovered a novel method to uncover the intracultural heterogeneity of traditional knowledge while testing the non-random selection of medicinal plants and exploring overuse and underuse of medicinal plant families in these communities.

Channels: All Journal News, Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Nature, Plants, South America News,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
Feature
Newswise: What’s Behind the Chile Protests?

What’s Behind the Chile Protests?

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR In Brief by Amelia Cheatham. Political unrest is sweeping Chile, as impatience with inequality grows in what has been one of Latin America’s most prosperous and stable countries.

Channels: All Journal News, Economics, Education, Government/Law, Healthcare, Public Health, U.S. Politics, South America News,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 1:30 PM EST
Research Results

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Project partners researchers, librarians and AI to fight hunger

Project partners researchers, librarians and AI to fight hunger

Cornell University

Ceres2030, a global effort led by International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is employing machine learning, librarian expertise and cutting-edge research analysis to use existing knowledge to help eliminate hunger by 2030.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Food Science, Poverty, African News, South America News, Southeast Asia News,

Released:
28-Oct-2019 4:10 PM EDT
Feature
Newswise: Narcotics Traffic Devastating Central American Rainforests, Fueling Climate Change

Narcotics Traffic Devastating Central American Rainforests, Fueling Climate Change

Texas State University

Drug trafficking and, paradoxically, efforts to slow it are rapidly driving the deforestation in Central America's most vulnerable tropical rainforests, new research conducted in part by Texas State University reveals.

Channels: Climate Science, Crime and Forensic Science, Environmental Science, South America News, Scientific Meetings,

Released:
9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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