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Article ID: 709739

Study Finds Resurgence of Malaria Cases at the Ecuador-Peru Border Linked to the Venezuelan Crisis

SUNY Upstate Medical University

As Ecuador and other South American countries receive influx of Venezuelan migrants, the public health sector struggles to control infectious disease epidemics, including malaria, presenting a regional public health threat. As a result, migrant populations and people living near border crossings are susceptible to these infectious diseases.

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18-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709227

Tulane Professor’s Work at “Unthinkable Sacrifice” Site Published in Major Journal

Tulane University

A Tulane University professor’s research into the world’s largest mass sacrifice of children and llamas in northern Peru is being published in one of the world’s top scientific journals.

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6-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705514

Climate change leading to water shortage in Andes, Himalayas

Ohio State University

Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to researchers at The Ohio State University who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades. Their findings—that glaciers in both parts of the world are melting more rapidly than at any point in the last 10,000 years—mean the water supply in parts of Peru, Pakistan, China, India and Nepal will decline, soon.

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14-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703936

Report Reveals Colombian Peace Agreement’s Gender Perspective Is Innovative, but Seeing Delays

University of Notre Dame

A new report published on October 31 reveals that stipulations in Colombia’s Peace Accord centered on gender equality and women’s rights are being implemented, but more slowly than other provisions within the accord.

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13-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

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    8-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703414

Ancient DNA Analysis Yields Unexpected Insights About Peoples of Central, South America

Harvard Medical School

The first high-quality ancient DNA data from Central and South America reveals two previously unknown genetic exchanges between North and South America, one representing a continent-wide population turnover Findings link the oldestCentral and South American samples with the Clovis culture, the first widespread archaeological culture of North America; however, this lineage disappeared within the last 9,000 years Analyses show shared ancestry between ancient Californians from the Channel Islands and groups that became widespread in the southern Peruvian Andes by at least 4,200 years ago

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5-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 703542

UIC to host event exploring Chicago's native communities

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute and Native American Support Program will present Natives in Chicago, a discussion on the impact of policies and the work of community organizations to provide services and programs that contribute to the city's thriving native communities.

Released:
7-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701265

Unprecedented Study Confirms Massive Scale of Lowland Maya Civilization

Tulane University

Tulane University researchers, documenting the discovery of dozens of ancient cities in northern Guatemala through the use of jungle-penetrating Lidar (light detection and ranging) technology, have published their results in the prestigious journal Science.

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27-Sep-2018 3:55 PM EDT

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