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New Marine Species Discovered In Papua New Guinea
2013-03-01 07:49:45

Nova Southeastern University Nova Southeastern U. Professor Jim Thomas leads international expedition in Papua New Guinea that finds new species of sea slugs, feather stars and amphipods, a shrimp-like animal When Jim Thomas and his global team of researchers returned to the Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea, they discovered a treasure trove of new species unknown to science. This is especially relevant as the research team consisted of scientists who had conducted a previous survey...

2012-03-28 09:32:38

A three-arm randomized trial conducted by Ivo Mueller of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea, and colleagues among infants in Papua New Guinea estimates the preventive effect against malaria episodes of intermittent preventive treatment, in an area where children are exposed to both falciparum and vivax malaria. Their findings, published in this week's PLoS Medicine, show that intermittent preventive treatment given during infancy at the time of...

2008-08-31 12:00:25

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 29 August [By Anton Huafolo] There has been no work stoppage at Ramu Nickel's mine site and construction is ongoing, mine manager Ramu Nico Management Co said. The company was reacting to The National's front page report yesterday that Ramu mine has shut down after locals attacked Chinese workers at the mine site over poor working conditions and a demand for a 50 per cent pay increase. "There has been no stoppage of...

2008-08-28 06:00:54

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 27 August [by Kevin Pamba and Jason Som Kaut] Three Chinese employees of China Metallurgical Construction Company (MCC), the developers of the Ramu nickel resource [in Madang Province, northern mainland Papua New Guinea] were savagely attacked by about 100 armed landowners at the Basamuk project site at Rai Coast last Sunday morning [24 August]. They are recovering in Madang town. Work at the Basamuk refinery and wharf...

2007-05-18 06:00:56

By Hammar, Lawrence ABSTRACT A three-years-long, multi-sited, multi-method study conducted throughout Papua New Guinea by the Institute of Medical Research revealed a staggering prevalence of sexually transmitted disease (STD) that threatens an already fragile political-economy and health services delivery system. Logistics, methodological complexities, and political and especially religious sensitivities hampered conduct of such research. Extremely little HIV social research has been...

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