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Newswise: Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus

Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus

Tulane University

Professor James “Mac” Hyman's goal is to help the public health community better understand and predict the spread of the COVID-19 and to quantify the effectiveness of various efforts to stop it.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Mathematics, Public Health, Coronavirus, China News, Southeast Asia News,

Released:
18-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST
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Satellite image data reveals rapid decline of China's intertidal wetlands

Frontiers

Using archives of satellite imaging data, a study in Frontiers in Earth Science has conducted the most in-depth study of China's intertidal wetlands to date and found a 37.62% decrease in area between 1970 and 2015.

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Released:
14-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds

University of Washington

While travel bans are frequently used to stop the spread of an emerging infectious disease, a new University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University study of published research found that the effectiveness of travel bans is mostly unknown.

Channels: All Journal News, Government/Law, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Travel and Transportation, China News, Southeast Asia News, Staff Picks, Coronavirus, U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. National Security, U.S. Politics,

Released:
13-Feb-2020 4:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show

Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show

University of Washington

Using 30 years of satellite data, UW researchers discovered that within one year of the opening of a major dam in the Mekong River basin, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C).

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Released:
13-Feb-2020 4:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Researchers explore role of antibiotic resistance in pandemic risk

Researchers explore role of antibiotic resistance in pandemic risk

Johns Hopkins University

Researchers investigating the drug prescription response to a “superbug” enzyme that renders bacteria resistant to antibiotics are available to discuss why such resistance is posing a growing risk during pandemics such as the current coronavirus.

Channels: All Journal News, Drug Resistance, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, Influenza, China News, Southeast Asia News,

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13-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST
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