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December 30, 2018
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Du bist, was du isst: Frühe Urmenschen ernährten sich äußerst flexibel

Sich von dem ernähren, was regional wächst – was heute in Mode ist, war für den Urmenschen alltäglich. WissenschaftlerInnen der Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung und der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt haben jetzt anhand von fossilem Zahnschmelz herausgefunden, dass die frühen Urmenschenarten Homo … Continue reading

September 2, 2013
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Nourishing people—and an economy

Milk has a reputation for strengthening bones. In Malawi, the growing dairy industry is strengthening the livelihoods of small dairy farmers and the health of the country’s inhabitants. In an effort to double the capacity of Malawi’s dairy value chain, … Continue reading

May 29, 2013
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Grassroots women’s groups could halve maternal death rate

Women’s groups can dramatically reduce the number of maternal and newborn deaths in some of the world’s poorest communities, according to a new meta-analysis published in The Lancet. The research incorporated seven trials in Bangladesh, India, Malawi and Nepal and … Continue reading

February 25, 2013
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Malawi’s Bountiful Harvests and Healthier Children

In Malawi, the fields are full ­– and so are the children. Through research led by Michigan State University, crop yields have increased dramatically. The children of Ekwendi, Malawi, also have gained weight and are taller. These improvements bring smiles … Continue reading

February 7, 2013
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Economics of Public Health: Study Finds Price for Reducing HIV Risk

With a goal to reduce HIV risk behaviors, researchers investigated whether gay men and male sex workers in Mexico City would participate in a conditional cash transfer program that encourages HIV prevention education and regular testing. A new study in … Continue reading

December 17, 2012
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Slinky Science Inspires African School Children

A University of Exeter physicist has inspired hundreds of African school children to engage with science during a whirlwind outreach tour to Malawi. Professor Pete Vukusic used simple interactive demonstrations including slinky springs, glass prisms, light sticks and iridescent butterflies … Continue reading

October 16, 2012
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Fingerprints for Financing: Removing Some Risk from Lending in Africa

ANN ARBOR — Some called it “witchcraft.” Others just watched in awe as their scanned fingerprints were used to pull up their records on a computer. They were paprika farmers in Malawi participating in a new study that shows fingerprinting … Continue reading