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Article ID: 553293

Experts on Modeling Infectious Disease Spread

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Scientists involved in the National Institutes of Health's Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) are developing computational tools to study the emergence, spread and containment of contagious outbreaks, including H1N1.

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12-Jun-2009 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 553320

Experts Available to Discuss H1N1 Pandemic

Rutgers University

Public health experts Dr. George T. DiFerdinando, who leads the New Jersey Center for Health Preparedness at the UMDNJ-School of Public Health, and David Perlin, Ph.D., director of the Public Health Research Institute at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, are available to discuss the H1N1 pandemic declared on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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11-Jun-2009 9:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 553296

Disease-Spread Modeling Gets Help from Facebook

NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

The popular social networking site has given researchers a leg up on studying the spread of H1N1 and other potential infectious diseases. Researchers posted questions on Facebook and later developed a survey to capture people's reactions to the actual outbreak. The results ultimately will help them model how changes in decision-making influence patterns of disease spread.

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11-Jun-2009 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 553297

H1N1 Flu Pandemic: UT Health Science Center at Houston Experts Available

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With the World Health Organization raising the H1N1 flu to the highest pandemic level (Level 6), faculty members of The University of Texas Health Science Center say the world economy could be affected but the illness has run its course in the United States "“ for now.

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11-Jun-2009 12:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 553119

Government of Canada announces H1N1 Flu Virus Research Funding

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Government of Canada announces funding for research to further protect Canadians from the H1N1 flu virus. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, is pleased to announce another measure to address the H1N1 flu virus. The Government of Canada will fund a national influenza research network focused on pandemic vaccine evaluation. The network will strengthen Canada's capacity to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a pandemic influenza vaccine and vaccination programs.

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5-Jun-2009 11:30 AM EDT
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    21-May-2009 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 552474

AJPH Releases New Influenza Articles from Experts on Vulnerable Populations Early

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In light of interest in the ongoing H1N1 influenza outbreak, several pandemic influenza-related scientific papers are being published online ahead of schedule. A special supplement to the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) on influenza preparedness, in which these and other papers appear, will be published as scheduled later this year.

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15-May-2009 10:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 552624

Study Suggests Low-Dose Arsenic Compromises Immune Response to Influenza A

Environmental Health Perspectives (NIEHS)

A research article published online May 20 ahead of print in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) suggests that low-dose exposure to arsenic in drinking water may significantly alter components of the immune system and cause a number of changes in the body's response to respiratory infection caused by influenza A, also known as H1N1.

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20-May-2009 9:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 552559

A New Way of the Treating the Flu

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Promising new research announced by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could provide an entirely new tool to combat the flu. The discovery is a one-two punch against the illness that targets the illness on two fronts, going one critical step further than any currently available flu drug.

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19-May-2009 2:00 PM EDT
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    15-May-2009 1:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 552359

Veterinarians at High Risk for Infections from Animals

University of Iowa

The recent H1N1 influenza epidemic raises questions about how animal viruses move to human populations. While there is no evidence veterinarians had a direct role in the H1N1 epidemic, a new report finds veterinarians at markedly increased risk of infection with viruses and bacteria that can infect both animals and humans.

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13-May-2009 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 552369

Baylor Research Institute Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Develop Flu Vaccine

Baylor Scott and White Health

Scientists at Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR) in Dallas, part of Baylor Research Institute (BRI) and the Baylor Health Care System, announced today that they received a renewal of a multi-million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to design new vaccines to prevent influenza"”including swine flu (H1N1).

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14-May-2009 12:00 AM EDT
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