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Computational Modeling Reveals Growing Economic Burden of Chagas Disease Link to external Web site
February 7, 2013 • Sabin Vaccine Institute

Weather Forecast Techniques Used to Predict Flu Outbreaks Link to external Web site
November 26, 2012 • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Using Cell Phone Data to Curb the Spread of Malaria Link to external Web site
October 11, 2012 • Harvard School of Public Health

Whole-Genome Sequencing of 2011 E. coli Outbreaks in Europe Provides New Insight Link to external Web site
February 6, 2012 • Harvard School of Public Health

Pandemic Flu Linked to La Nina Weather Patterns, Perhaps Through the Altered Migratory Patterns of Birds Link to external Web site
January 17, 2012 • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Computational Modeling Can Help Plan Introduction of Vaccines in Developing Countries Link to external Web site
September 29, 2011 • University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

National Institutes of Health Renews Successful Infectious Disease Research Study Link to external Web site
August 15, 2011 • Virginia Tech

New NIGMS Grants to Advance Research on Modeling Infectious Disease Spread
August 15, 2011 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Study Suggests New Approach for Anti-Flu Drug Development Link to external Web site
July 12, 2011 • University of California, Irvine

Inequitable Access to Flu Vaccinations Could Worsen Flu Epidemic Link to external Web site
June 9, 2011 • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Stockpiling Cholera Vaccine Could Have Blunted Haiti Epidemic Link to external Web site
April 11, 2011 • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

In Elementary School Swine Flu Spreads From Boys to Boys, Girls to Girls Link to external Web site
January 31, 2011 • Imperial College London

Asking ‘What If?’ About H1N1 Link to external Web site
December 1, 2010 • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

NIH Study Models H1N1 Flu Spread
September 21, 2010 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Census Data Aids Disease Simulation Studies
March 31, 2010 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Dryness of Weather May be Why Flu Peaks in Winter and Could Predict Outbreak Severity Link to external Web site
February 22, 2010 • Oregon State University

Short-Term School Closures May Worsen Flu Pandemics Link to external Web site
December 30, 2009 • University of Pittsburgh

Closing schools for less than two weeks during a flu pandemic may increase infection rates and prolong an epidemic, according to an NIGMS-supported study.

Severity of H1N1 May Be Less Than Feared Link to external Web site
December 7, 2009 • Harvard School of Public Health

A new NIGMS-supported study projects that the severity of the H1N1 flu during the autumn-winter flu season in the U.S. will likely be less than previously feared.

Vaccinating 70 Percent Would Control Swine Flu Link to external Web site
September 10, 2009 • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

NIGMS-funded disease modelers calculate that a vaccination program that reaches 70 percent of the U.S. population would control pandemic influenza H1N1.

New Center to Model Factors Involved in Infectious Disease Spread and Intervention Link to external Web site
September 3, 2009 • Harvard School of Public Health

The Harvard School of Public Health establishes a new MIDAS Center of Excellence to model drug resistance, seasonal infectious diseases, and intervention allocation. 

New Grants Expand U.S. Infectious Disease Modeling Effort
September 3, 2009 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

MIDAS adds new research expertise to simulate disease spread, evaluate different intervention strategies and help inform public health officials and policymakers.

Texas Researchers Tackle Influenza By Studying Human Behavior Link to external Web site
August 3, 2009 • University of Texas at Austin

The latest research team to join the MIDAS effort will create models that simulate the complex interplay between human behavior and disease spread.

Pitt to Establish a MIDAS Center of Excellence Link to external Web site
July 31, 2009 • University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh researchers will develop and test computer simulations that will ultimately help public health officials evaluate intervention strategies to contain infectious disease outbreaks.

Model Reveals Strategy to Extend Flu Drug Effectiveness Link to external Web site
April 30, 2009 • Harvard University

 NIGMS-supported researchers have found that small stockpiles of a secondary flu medication—if used early in local outbreaks—could extend the effectiveness of primary drug stockpiles during a global influenza pandemic.

MIDAS Researchers Will Use TeraGrid to Predict Disease Spread Link to external Web site
August 8, 2008 • Research Triangle Institute

NIGMS-funded researchers will use TeraGrid, the world's largest cyber infrastructure, to develop models projecting the spread of infectious disease.

Scientists Simulate Flu Outbreak in City Similar to Chicago Link to external Web site
March 10, 2008 • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Antiviral medications and social-distancing measures may be sufficient to mitigate a flu pandemic outbreak until a vaccine becomes available, according to a new NIGMS-supported study.

New Software To Aid Early Detection of Infectious Disease Outbreaks
December 6, 2007 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

A newly released software program will let health authorities at the site of an infectious disease outbreak quickly analyze data, speeding the detection of new cases and the implementation of effective interventions. 

Cholera Can Be Controlled With Oral Vaccines Link to external Web site
November 26, 2007 • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Researchers funded by the NIGMS Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study report that cholera could be controlled inexpensively by orally vaccinating affected populations.

MIDAS Study Confirms Limited Human-to-Human Spread of Avian Flu Link to external Web site
August 28, 2007 • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Infectious-disease-modeling experts funded by NIGMS confirm that H5N1 avian influenza spread among a family in Indonesia in 2006.

MIDAS Maps Featured in Geography Highlights Book Link to external Web site
July 23, 2007 • Research Triangle Park Institute

Maps developed as part of the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study funded by NIGMS are being included in a book featuring the year's best examples of geographic information system cartography.

Rapid Response Helped Contain 1918 Flu
April 2, 2007 • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIGMS-supported analyses of historic data show that cities that responded rapidly to the spread of flu in 1918 cut their mortality rates. The studies help plan for future pandemics.

HHS Unveils Two New Efforts to Advance Pandemic Flu Preparedness Link to external Web site
February 1, 2007 • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers involved in the NIGMS Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study contributed to interim guidance for slowing a pandemic flu outbreak.

Antiviral Drugs Curb Seasonal Flu Link to external Web site
January 16, 2007 • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Antiviral drugs are effective in reducing the spread of the influenza virus among family members, report researchers funded by an NIGMS MIDAS grant.

Computer Model Examines Strategies to Mitigate Potential U.S. Flu Pandemic
April 3, 2006 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIGMS-supported researchers develop a computer model to study how pandemic flu might spread in the United States and to test the effectiveness of possible intervention strategies.

Modeling Shows Containment Could Delay, Not Prevent, Pandemic Flu
February 21, 2006 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

New research from scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and the University of Washington in Seattle suggests that containment can buy time to prepare, but containment alone is not enough to stop a flu pandemic from occurring.

Mathematics and Statistics Combat Epidemics & Bioterror Link to external Web site
February 1, 2006 • Harvard University

A Harvard–led research team was today awarded one of four new national Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

UCI Joins International Effort to Model Influenza Outbreaks Link to external Web site
February 1, 2006 • University of California, Irvine

NIGMS has awarded $1.5 million over the next five years to a research team at the University of California, Irvine, to develop computer-based simulations of pandemic flu and other infectious disease outbreaks.

Early Detection, Rapid Response Key to Containing Global Flu Pandemic Link to external Web site
August 3, 2005 • Emory University

Researchers Model Avian Flu Outbreak, Impact of Interventions
August 3, 2005 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Preventing a Global Pandemic of Avian Flu is Feasible if Measures Taken in Time, Says New Research Link to external Web site
August 3, 2005 • Imperial College

Computer Simulation to Predict Pattern of Outbreak of H5N1 Avian Flu Pandemic Link to external Web site
November 24, 2004 • News Target Network

Computer Program Developing to Track Disease, Biological Attacks Link to external Web site
November 22, 2004 • RTI International

RTI Hosts Exercise to Simulate Avian Flu Outbreak Link to external Web site
November 16, 2004 • RTI International

Computer Models to Simulate Hypothetical Outbreak of Avian Flu
November 15, 2004 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

School of Public Health Awarded $2.9 Million For Computer Modeling Of Epidemics Link to external Web site
May 4, 2004 • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

NIH Chooses Los Alamos to Model Urban Epidemics Link to external Web site
May 4, 2004 • Los Alamos National Laboratory

RTI International to Head Research Team to Model Infectious Disease Outbreaks as Part of National Bioterrorism Defense Effort Link to external Web site
May 4, 2004 • RTI International

Computers Combat Disease: New Modeling Grants Target Epidemics, Bioterror
May 4, 2004 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Emory University Scientists Receive $3 Million NIH Grant to Develop Computer Modeling Link to external Web site
May 4, 2004 • Emory University


 
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