Research: Of Flies & Fevers

Although the U.S. produces far more food than its people can possibly eat. the U.S. Government is footing the bill for $97,000 worth of research into the medical problems of starvation. The paradox makes its own kind of sense. U.S. doctors want to know the most efficient forms of certain food substances, especially proteins. And since starvation at home is too rare for large-scale study, the project has been set up in South Africa, where Cape Town provides an ideal laboratory. There, a modern medical school is located near a population with...

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