Month: July 2018

Meeting Juanita

Our first day in the city of Huanchaco, famous for their caballitos de totora and ceviche (of course), our mentor Douglas took us to the local market to meet Juanita, one of the curanderas Doug has worked with in his previous visits here in town. The Peru team were lucky enough to catch Juanita preparing …

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Our Welcome to Uganda

My first two weeks in Uganda were a bit hectic. We arrived in Kampala late at night, after what felt like an endless flight, and I immediately felt the heaviness of the humidity. That has since disappeared, however, and I really enjoyed it. I actually like humid conditions. It was challenging dealing with jet-lag during …

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Halfway There!

Hello everyone! One of my favorite parts of travelling is making new friends, and I cannot stress how friendly our Taiwanese labmates and roommates have been to us. Whether it may be taking us out to lunch on a daily basis or taking weekend trips with us to other regions of Taiwan, I am really …

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Week 5 & 6

Week 5 in Taiwan was rich in experimental and cultural exploration. We have begun collecting data on our healthy subject cohort. After we complete the experiment on healthy people, we wiill be able to conduct it on CKD patients. Hopefully, we will get an adequate number of CKD patients so that we can complete our exercise …

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