Research performed in the Ethiopian highlands shows that even in years with above average rainfall, crops can be severely reduced by drought early in the growing season, when seeds must sprout and get established.
The study shows consuming crickets can help support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, and that eating crickets is not only safe in large amounts but may also reduce inflammation in the body.
More than 250 million people, mostly in Africa and Asia, have schistosomiasis, which kills an estimated 280,000 each year. “We don’t get that many aha! moments in our lives as scientists,” says a researcher. “This was one of them.”
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Researchers are developing a "robust, simple and inexpensive way to increase the sensitivity of an existing TB test" by integrating a step very similar to a pregnancy test.
Former Badger Kevin Gibbons runs a non-profit that merges microfinance and health-care access in Uganda by helping taxi drivers buy motorcycles.
The fellowship, sponsored by the State Department, brings 1,000 leaders between the ages of 25 and 35 from across Africa to universities for six weeks.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is hosting a project designed to explore women’s existing roles in African peacemaking and to see what lessons can be gleaned from their mostly informal initiatives.
Twenty-five young African leaders came to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus for a six-week academic and leadership institute June 17 through July 31 as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by the UW–Madison African Studies Program.
For the first time since 2007, Susan Gold, a nurse clinician at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, won’t be heading to Kenya this year to help teens learn to live with HIV/AIDS. The 10 students who would have traveled with her in the Global Health Field Experience are making other plans in the wake of the UW–Madison decision to suspend all student travel to the country.