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Training local Karen and Burman women as skilled birth attendants in refugee settings resulted in no adverse perinatal outcomes and many positive outcomes such as a drop in stillbirths and infant deaths and more babies being born in clinics rather than at home, says a new study, led by Professor Rose McGready and published in PLOS ONE.
Two TDI researchers (Dr Roman Fischer and Prof Benedikt Kessler) have helped to detect the oldest proteins to date by using highly sensitive mass spectrometers to detect co-crystallised proteins in 3.5 million year old ostrich egg shells. The specific crystalline environment in the analysed eggshells from Tanzania’s archaeological paradise Laetoli (famous for the oldest bipedal hominin footprints) preserved the protein struthiocalcin through millions of years.