In study, new swab reveals one-third of babies with severe diarrhea had undiagnosed, treatable infection

In an African study supported by the Canadian government, a new tool — the ‘flocked swab’ — helped reveal that one-third of babies hospitalized with severe diarrhea were discharged with an undiagnosed, treatable infection.The results could prompt global rethink of how to manage diarrhea diseases, the world’s 2nd leading cause of death of children under 5. —> Read More

Biodiversity: 11 new species come to light in Madagascar

Madagascar is home to extraordinary biodiversity, but in the past few decades, the island’s forests and associated biodiversity have been under greater attack than ever. Rapid deforestation is affecting the biotopes of hundreds of species, including the panther chameleon, a species with spectacular intra-specific color variation. A new study by Michel Milinkovitch, professor of genetics, evolution, and biophysics at the University of Geneva, led in close collaboration with colleagues in Madagascar. —> Read More

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