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Newswise: Researchers Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19 Based on Climate Where Virus Appears to Thrive
Released: 12-Mar-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Researchers Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19 Based on Climate Where Virus Appears to Thrive
University of Maryland Medical Center

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV), which is part of the Global Virus Network (GVN), predict that COVID-19 will follow a seasonal pattern similar to other respiratory viruses like seasonal flu. They base this on weather modeling data in countries where the virus has taken hold and spread within the community.

Newswise: Health Technology Assessment Around the World: Broadening the Understanding of Cross-Country Differences
Released: 22-Jan-2020 4:05 AM EST
Health Technology Assessment Around the World: Broadening the Understanding of Cross-Country Differences
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health announced today the publication of a series of articles investigating the use of health technology assessment (HTA) in healthcare decision making across the globe. The series, “HTA Around the World—Influences of Culture, Values, and Institutions,” appears in the January 2020 issue of Value in Health.

Newswise: Study Shows Animal Life Thriving Around Fukushima
Released: 6-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
Study Shows Animal Life Thriving Around Fukushima
University of Georgia

Nearly a decade after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, researchers from the University of Georgia have found that wildlife populations are abundant in areas void of human life.

Newswise: Why Are Manga Outselling Superhero Comics?
Released: 9-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST
Why Are Manga Outselling Superhero Comics?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Last year, the Japanese or Japanese-inspired comics and graphic novels reportedly outsold old-fashioned superhero comics for the first time ever in the United States, a trend expected to continue. Satoru Saito, an associate professor of Japanese literature at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, teaches courses on Japanese pop culture and anime which explore the foundations of these narrative forms and how they relate to the wider Japanese culture.

19-Nov-2019 1:45 PM EST
New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses
University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined the effects of baloxavir treatment on influenza virus samples collected from patients before and after treatment.

Released: 19-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan
Seismological Society of America (SSA)

The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur, according to a new statistical analysis.


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