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Evolution Offers Clues to Leading Cause of Death During Childbirth

Evolution Offers Clues to Leading Cause of Death During Childbirth

Unusual features of the human placenta may be the underlying cause of postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal deaths during childbirth, according to evolutionary research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Defined as the loss of more than a pint of blood during or just after vaginal delivery, postpartum hemorrhage accounts for nearly 35 percent, or 125,000, of the 358,000 worldwide annual maternal deaths during childbirth.

French Ministry of Culture to honor Sahlins for contributions

French Ministry of Culture to honor Sahlins for contributions

Marshall Sahlins, the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Anthropology and a world-renowned ethnographer and historian of Polynesia, is receiving important recognitions in Europe this fall for his work.

Jean Comaroff to deliver annual Ryerson Lecture

Jean Comaroff to deliver annual Ryerson Lecture

Jean Comaroff, an anthropologist who is a leading expert on South Africa, its societies and cultures, will give the 2011 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall. Comaroff, the Bernard E.

The lasting power of oral traditions

The lasting power of oral traditions

Are oral traditions still relevant? Are they slowly being replaced with technology?

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