CDC launches industry-financed studies of deadly kidney disease in Central America

By Sasha Chavkin

The CDC launches industry-funded research into a kidney disease killing thousands of Central American agricultural workers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Daniel Brooks":

"… and industry-backed study will be led by Boston University epidemiologist Daniel Brooks. He previously conducted a study of CKD in Chichigalpa that was organized …"

World Bank approves loan to sugar plantation amid concerns about kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

World Bank approved $15M loan to Nicaraguan sugar plantation, even as industry is ravaged by disease.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Daniel Brooks":

"… or and the disease has been established.” It’s an interpretation that Daniel Brooks, the lead scientist for the Boston University team, said is technically ac …"

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Laxmi Narayna":

"… rs his only chance of survival.In Uddanam, India, a reed-thin farmer named Laxmi Narayna prepares for the grueling two-day journey he takes twice every week. For m …"

"… now,” he said. “What happened to me?”In India, the Trouble in UddanamLaxmi Narayna’s village, Gonaputtuga, is part of a verdant rural belt along India’s …"

"… the results have been delayed for months at a laboratory in Hyderabad.For Laxmi Narayna, time is running out. At the Seven Hills Hospital, he smiles bravely and s …"

Thousands of sugar cane workers die as wealthy nations stall on solutions

By Sasha Chavkin and Ronnie Greene

Mysterious kidney disease has killed thousands of men in an isolated region of Central America, but why?

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… spects of biofuels.” But he expressed concern that Nicaragua’s leftist president, Daniel Ortega, might be swayed by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s op …"

Miles de trabajadores de caña de azúcar mueren ante escasez de acción oficial

By Sasha Chavkin and Ronnie Greene

Miles de trabajadores de caña de azúcar mueren ante escasez de acción oficial

Excerpts from this story referencing "Daniel Brooks":

"… ión de fluidos– puede ser una de las causas de esta enfermedad”, dijo Daniel Brooks, investigador principal en un equipo de científicos de la Universidad de …"