Coronavirus prompts Wash U to steer MBA trip away from China
Washinton University ’s Olin Business School is making changes to its MBA program that previously was to visit China. University officials said the 38-day, 3-continent trip will end in Peru instead of China due to the coronavirus outbreak. Dean Mark Taylor said the health and wellbeing of students is the top priority . Nearly 25,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in more than 24 countries with the majority in China, according to NPR. As of Wednesday, about 500 patients have died due to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

Prevalence of suicidal behaviors and associated factors among Peruvian adolescent students: an analysis of a 2010 survey - Hern ández-Vásquez A, Vargas-Fernández R, Díaz-Seijas D, Tapia-López E, Bendezu-Quispe G.
INTRODUCTION: Adolescence is one of the stages in life most affected by suicide. In Peru, 22% of suicides occur in people 10 to 19 years old. However, mental health overall and factors associated with suicidal behaviors have not been well studied. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The adult mortality profile by cause of death in 10 Latin American countries (2000-2016) - Calazans JA, Queiroz BL.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the adult mortality profile from eight causes of death in 10 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) from 2000 to 2016. METHODS: The cause of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Traffic safety competencies in Peruvian high school students - Barboza-Palomino M, Salas G, Rojas-Portocarrero WK, Caycho-Rodr íguez T, Ventura-León J, Reyes-Calle S, Torres-Guffanti A, Rivas-Romero W.
This study aims to comprehend traffic safety competencies in high school students from two specific regions of Peru, as well as to analyze the differences between both groups. For this purpose, a qualitative study was carried out which consisted of eight f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Daron Ferris to receive Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women's Health
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Daron G. Ferris, M.D., the Founder of CerviCusco, will receive the 2020 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women's Health for his dedication to cervical cancer prevention among the indigenous women in Cusco, Peru. Ferris created CerviCusco, a nonprofit organization that ensures all women, including those with limited economic resources, have access to high quality and affordable health education and care, including screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Endemic violence in a pre-Hispanic Andean community: a bioarchaeological study of cranial trauma from the Majes Valley, Peru - Scaffidi BK, Tung TA.
This study examines violence-related cranial trauma frequencies and wound characteristics in the pre-Hispanic cemetery of Uraca in the lower Majes Valley, Arequipa, Peru, dating to the pre- and early-Wari periods (200-750  CE). Cranial wounds ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

OU launches $9 million research collaboration with Peruvian University
(University of Oklahoma) OU vice president for research and partnerships, last week signed a cooperative agreement with UNSA to launch the program, which will focus on the impact of climate change - particularly its effects on Peru's Arequipa region -- as well as research aimed at identifying the socio-economic drivers leading to high incidence of diseases such as cancer and diabetes among the population of Arequipa, and at improving disease diagnostics and treatments that incorporate advanced technologies like artificial intelligence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Polygenic prediction and GWAS of depression, PTSD, and suicidal ideation/self-harm in a Peruvian cohort - Shen H, Gelaye B, Huang H, Rondon MB, Sanchez S, Duncan LE.
This study was designed to test the tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Peru Pledges Government Aid for Children of Murdered Women Peru Pledges Government Aid for Children of Murdered Women
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Addressing severe mental illness rehabilitation in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru - Cubillos L, Mu ñoz J, Caballero J, Mendoza M, Pulido A, Carpio K, Udutha AK, Botero C, Borrero E, Rodríguez D, Cutipé Y, Emeny R, Schifferdecker K, Torrey WC.
This article presents an overview of current policies that aim to reform... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Deforestation, erosion exacerbate mercury spikes near Peruvian gold mining
(Duke University) Scientists from Duke University have developed a model that can predict the amount of mercury being released into a local ecosystem from deforestation. The research could point toward ways to mitigate the worst effects of mercury poisoning in regions already experiencing elevated mercury levels caused by small-scale gold mining practices, such as those in the Peruvian Amazon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Narco-territoriality and shadow powers in a Peruvian cocaine frontier - Dun M.
Whereas cocaine kingpins are often portrayed as key protagonists and perpetrators of violence in Latin America, in Peru's Upper Huallaga they are also important powerholders who have formed dynamic systems of governance by dominating socio-economic resourc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Megadroughts fueled Peruvian cloud forest activity
(Florida Institute of Technology) New research from Florida Tech found that strong and long-lasting droughts parched the usually moist Peruvian cloud forests, spurring farmers to colonize new cropland. Findings also included evidence that recovery from some climate change-related damage is possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 9, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Substance abuse in adolescents before admission to Peruvian juvenile detention centers: results from a national census in Peru, 2016 - Vargas-Fern ández R, Rojas-Roque C, Santero M, Runzer-Colmenares FM, Figueroa W.
OBJECTIVEs To estimate the prevalence of drug use before admission to juvenile detention centers (JDC) in Peru and determine individual, family and social influences on behavior. METHODS A cross-sectional analysis was performed using data from the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence against transgender women: prevalence and correlates in Lima, Peru (2016-2018) - Murphy EC, Segura ER, Lake JE, Huerta L, Perez-Brumer AG, Mayer KH, Reisner SL, Lama JR, Clark JL.
We describe the prevalence of verbal, physical, and/or sexual violence as well as particip... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Gold mining critically impairs water quality in rivers across Peruvian biodiversity hotspot
(Dartmouth College) A Dartmouth study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that artisanal-scale gold mining is altering water clarity and dynamics in the Madre de Dios River watershed in Peru, a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Higher levels of suspended sediment were found in rivers near the mining sites. The elevated sediment levels contain mercury and other contaminants, which can pose human health risks and have a detrimental impact on fish and other aquatic life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reflecting upon the years of political violence in Peru: an experimental study to promote a culture of peace in higher education - Espinosa A, Cueto RM, P áez D.
This article analyzes the effect of a pedagogic module, designed to help reflect on political violence in Peru, facilitating political and social attitudes directed toward promoting a culture of peace in higher education settings. As a main source of infor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and severe acute maternal morbidity in the intensive care unit: a case-control study in Peru - Ayala Quintanilla BP, Pollock WE, McDonald SJ, Taft AJ.
This study investigated the relationship between intimate partner violence, severe acute maternal morbidity in the intensive care unit (I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

To Protect the Amazon Rainforest and Beyond, We Must Start in the Andes
If the Amazon rainforest are the lungs of the planet, then the Andes are its lifeblood. The world’s last remaining hotspot for agrobiodiversity, the region is the origin of many nutritionally important crop species and superfoods—grains like amaranth and quinoa; lupine pulses and maca roots—that underpin ecosystems, economies and diets. At the same time, agriculture at the highest altitudes in the world is acutely threatened by climate change, with increasingly extreme droughts, hailstorms and frosts. Home to more than 85 of the planet’s 110 climate zones, the Andes is a living laboratory—for ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stef de Haan Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

Rural Poverty Is Still a Scar on the Soul of Colombia, but a New Program Supporting Agri-Entrepreneurship Can Help Heal the Wounds
The objectives for entrepreneurship include an alliance to enhance the development and productivity of rural Colombia, promoting a productive transformation with more innovation, increased labour and business formalization, and better public goods and services. Framed within this overall response, the Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has launched a new program, “El Campo Emprende” [Rural areas are enterprising], that benefits small producers, indigenous peoples, Afro-descendant communities, female heads of household, young people, and in ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jesus Quintana Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Inequity Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nati Source Type: news

Courts, police and social workers join hands to protect survivors of violence in Peru ’s Ayacucho region
LIMA, Peru– For survivors ofgender-based violence in Peru ’s Ayacucho region, filing a police complaint used to be a daunting experience. On top of dealing with the trauma itself, women — many of whom live in poverty and come from rural and marginal urban areas — had to visit several offices to complete the paperwork and wait months, or even years, for a judge to order police protection. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

#CochraneSantiago - Meet our content creators!
Cochrane Chile is hostingCochrane ’s Colloquium in Santiago, October 22-25, 2019. Cochrane ’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of evidence in health. Through tal ks, workshops and other activities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and extend o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Virtual #CochraneSantiago - Meet our content creators!
Cochrane ’s first virtual Colloquium is happening 2-6 December, 2019. Cochrane ’s Colloquium is an annual, global health event based on promoting the most prestigious evidence in the world and where hundreds of international researchers, opinion leaders, health experts and patients join together for open, scientific debate promoting the use of evidence in health. Through act ivities and presentations, we will be exploring this year's theme of “Embracing diversity”.Meet our content creator volunteers who will be helping to share the work of Cochrane and our virtual#CochraneSantiagomaterials and discu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Rwanda: Lessons From Rwanda On How Trust Can Help Repair a Broken Health System
[The Conversation Africa] Seven countries around the world - three of them in Africa - have made faster than expected progress over the past 15 years in reducing deaths among children younger than five. These seven countries, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda and Senegal, were selected because they have all performed unexpectedly well in improving childhood health relative to their economic growth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Falls among the elderly in Peruvian Andean Communities and the rural far South of Brazil: prevalence and associated factors - Meucci RD, Runzer-Colmenares FM, Parodi JF, De Mola CL.
Falls are the fifth leading cause of death and are one of the main causes of hospitalization. The literature about falls prevalence among older adults living in rural/remote communities in South America is scarce. To compare falls prevalence among the elde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

History matters, but differently: persisting and perpetuating effects on the likelihood of intimate partner violence - Hern ández W, Durán RL.
Ecological models of violence center on systems (micro, meso, and macro) surrounding personal history of violence, but few studies properly assess the effects of personal history on the likelihood of victimization. Using the Peruvian Demographic and Health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Chicha, an ancient beverage similar to beer, could have kept an empire intact for a long time, suggest archaeologists
(Natural News) The empire whose citizens drank together stayed together. The Wari Empire might have endured for centuries thanks to chicha, an ancient type of beer this Peruvian civilization drank regularly and copiously during festivities. The former occupants of what is now modern-day Peru, the Waris enjoyed peace and harmony in their corner of South America for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salt and CVD Controversies: What ’ s Shaking? Salt and CVD Controversies: What ’ s Shaking?
Cardiologist Bruce Neal and nephrologist Michel Burnier discuss salt and sodium in CVD from the PURE study to the latest data from Peru presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Paris.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Peru: skeletons of 227 victims unearthed at world's largest child sacrifice site
Experts believe the children were sacrificed by the Chim ú culture to appease the El Niño phenomenonArchaeologists excavating what is thought to be the world ’s largest child sacrifice site have unearthed the skeletons of 227 young victims in the coastal desert of northern Peru.Teams have been digging since last year at the sacrificial site in Huanchaco, a beachside tourist town close to Trujillo, Peru ’s third largest city.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones and agencies Tags: Peru Archaeology Americas Science World news Source Type: news

Water cooler talk – Andean bears use water sources not only to drink, but also to communicate with others
(Natural News) The watering holes scattered throughout the Andes mountain range of Peru also serve as communication spots for Andean bears. A new study discovered that the bears left messages for each other on the plants near a source of water. Bears are known for their tree-rubbing behavior. They bite, claw, and rub parts of their bodies on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass grave discovered in Peru: Hundreds of children and animals were sacrificed in the 15th century
(Natural News) In Peru, researchers unearthed a 15th-century burial site that held the remains of hundreds of children and juvenile llamas. Both human and animal occupants of the Huanchaquito-Las Llamas site were believed to be victims of a mass sacrifice for an ancient religion. The human remains numbered more than 140 and included both boys... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Notification: Peru Maca contains hidden drug ingredient
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Peru Maca. This product was identified during an examination of international mail shipments. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Effects of parent-child relationships on child marriage of girls in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam: evidence from a prospective cohort - Bhan N, Gautsch L, McDougal L, Lapsansky C, Obregon R, Raj A.
This study assesses the effects of the parent-child relationship in early adolescence (aged 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

More farmers, more problems: How smallholder agriculture is threatening the western Amazon
(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) Small-scale farmers are posing serious threats to biodiversity in northeastern Peru -- and the problem will likely only get worse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical students learn about practicing medicine with limited resources in Peru
Five UCLA medical students flew to Peru shortly before graduation to complete a clinical rotation at a hospital in Iquitos. Surrounded by the Amazon jungle, it ’s the world’s largest city that’s unreachable by road.After four years of working with the latest technology and state-of-the-art treatments, the students found their interaction with patients, who sometimes traveled weeks on the Amazon River by boat from remote villages,  a life-changing experience.Organized by theglobal health program in theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the three-week training, which was captured byNBC News, imme...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bacteria associated with hospital infections are found in raw meat
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Bacteria of the Acinetobacter ACB complex, which are frequently acquired in hospital settings, can also be found in beef meat, according to a study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' and performed with meat samples from markets in Lima, Peru. Although the isolates were susceptible to most antibiotics, these results suggest that raw meat can act as a reservoir for these pathogenic bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Psychosocial and community assessment of relatives of victims of extra-judicial killings in Peru: informing international courts - Rivera-Holgu ín M, Pérez-Sales P, Hildenbrand A, Custodio E, Vargas G, Baca N, Corveleyn J, De Haene L.
INTRODUCTION: During the Peruvian internal armed conflict, fifteen members of the Santa Barbara community were collectively executed by state agents, and their relatives were made victims of persecution, torture, and imprisonment. The case, known as the Sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Conservation efforts for giant South American river turtles have protected 147,000 females
(Wildlife Conservation Society) By analyzing records in countries of the Amazon and Orinoco basins--which include Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador -- a paper published today in Oryx -- The International Journal of Conservation, categorized 85 past and present initiatives or projects that work to preserve the South American River Turtle, or charapa (Podocnemis expansa), a critically endangered species. These projects are protecting more than 147,000 female turtles across the basin, an unprecedented figure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Multicountry analysis of pregnancy termination and intimate partner violence in Latin America using demographic and health survey data - Khan SF, Dongarwar D, Aliyu MH, Salihu HM.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and pregnancy termination in Latin America. METHODS: Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data we analyzed for Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, and Guatema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

An Escalating War on Reproductive Rights
A demonstrator in Buenos Aires wears a T-shirt with the slogan "my body, my rights," one of the slogans of the so-called green tide - the colour adopted by the movement for the legalisation of abortion, which is beginning to spread to other Latin American countries. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 3 2019 (IPS) Abortion has long been a contentious issue across the world, and the debate is only heating up, prompting women to stand up and speak out for their reproductive rights. In response to increasingly restrictive policies, civil society is taking action to help protect ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Abortion Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) Human Rights Watch (HRW) Source Type: news

Clinical-epidemiological characteristics and prescribing patterns for burns in three hospitals in Lima, Peru - Cecchi GMW, Hidalgo ER, Orrillo JVC, Mu ñoz JRL, Medina CA.
In order to describe the clinical-epidemiological characteristics and medical prescription patterns of patients with first- and second-degree burns who visited three reference hospitals in Lima, a cross-sectional study was carried out to collect data on de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The cultural significance of carbon-storing peatlands to rural communities
(University of Cambridge) A group of UK and Peruvian researchers have carried out the first detailed study of how rural communities interact with peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon, a landscape that is one of the world's largest stores of carbon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'It would destroy it': new international airport for Machu Picchu sparks outrage
Peruvian archaeologists decry new airport that would carry tourists directly to already fragile Inca citadelAmong the Inca archeological sites that abound in Peru, none draw nearly as many tourists as the famed citadel of Machu Picchu. There were more than 1.5 million visitors in 2017, almost double the limit recommended by Unesco, putting a huge strain on the fragile ruins and local ecology.Now, in a move that has drawn a mixture of horror and outrage from archaeologists, historians and locals, work has begun on clearing ground for a multibillion-dollar international airport, intended to jet tourists much closer to Machu ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Dan Collyns in Chinchero Tags: Cities Machu Picchu, Peru Air transport Americas World news Archaeology Science Environment Pollution Source Type: news

Kenya: The Rise of Luxury Cannabis Skin Care
[Capital FM] Not too long ago the idea of indulging in the recreational use of cannabis was seen as a taboo characteristic flaw. Legalization in 46 American states, South Africa, Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Peru and Uruguay; and just like that, the narrative has changed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center
(Wake Forest University) Wake Forest University's Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) has received $2.14 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the expansion of the research center's study of mercury pollution and reforestation in the Peruvian Amazon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt
(Field Museum) Scientists analyzed bits of beer vessels from an ancient Peruvian brewery to learn what the beer was made of and where the materials to make the vessels came from. They learned that production was local and that the ingredients for the beer included pepper berries that would grow even in droughts. The authors argue that this steady, reliable access to beer helped maintain unity in the empire. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows people used natural dyes to color their clothing thousands of years ago
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) Even thousands of years ago people wore clothing with colourful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have created new analytical methods to examine textiles from China and Peru that are several thousand years old. In the scientific journal " Scientific Reports " they describe their new method that is able to reconstruct the spatial distribution of dyes, and hence the patterns, in textile samples. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leisure activities and alcohol consumption among adolescents from Peru and El Salvador - Prieto-Damm B, de la Rosa PA, Lopez-Del Burgo C, Calatrava M, Osorio A, Albertos A, de Irala J.
INTRODUCTION: Structured and unstructured leisure are known protective and risk factors, respectively, for alcohol consumption during adolescence. However, little is known about the interaction between the two leisure types and alcohol consumption. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The whale with legs shows how little we know about Earth ’s fantastical past | Riley Black
The excavation of the extraordinary fossilPeregocetus pacificus in Peru is a reminder of the wonders still awaiting discoveryWhales used to live on land. This fact never ceases to amaze me. Even though every living species of cetacean – from the immense blue whale to the river dolphins of the Amazon basin – is entirely aquatic, there were times when the word “whale” applied entirely to amphibious, crocodile-like beasts that splashed around at the water’s edge. This week, paleontologistsnamed another.Related:Fossil of ancient four-legged whale with hooves discoveredContinue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Riley Black Tags: Fossils Evolution Biology Science World news Peru Source Type: news

Rainforest conservation in Peru must become more effective
(University of Bonn) A few years ago, the Peruvian government launched a program to protect the rainforest. However, an analysis by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn shows that its effect is small. But the researchers also have good news: Three measures could probably significantly increase effectiveness. The study is now published in the Journal Environmental Research Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news