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Controversial Bird Flu Research Released

May 2nd, 2012 | by James Ayre

  A controversial study on the ‘bird flu’, the avian H5N1 influenza virus, has finally been released. The research was [&hellip


Activism News

January 27th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

Here’s some top activism news of the week, other than the stories we’ve already covered (which you can check out [&hellip


Global Food Crisis (Global Crisis Series)

October 29th, 2011 | by Tim Tyler

Just as the world is fragile and susceptible to devastation, so is the human race. If the perfect balance that keeps humanity together is disrupted, then some of the consequences can be quite unfortunate. The perfect balance that keeps the world in harmony is being disrupted and the possibility of a major catastrophe is imminent. There is an ominous global crisis about to transpire from a shortage of food and a decline in the global financial system, and it will have a dire effect on all humanity.


Resistant TB Strains Spreading in Europe, More Antibiotic Resistant Germs Emerging Worldwide

September 18th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

An old disease is making a return with a vengeance. New strains of the tuberculosis bacterium are emerging that are resistant to more than one antibiotic drug, These Multidrug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) strains are spreading at an "alarming rate" in Eastern and Western Europe, according to a recent World Health Organization report. The organization is expected to endorse an action plan to stop the spread from becoming a pandemic which could kill tens of thousands and cost billions in treatment. Meanwhile, super-resistant strains of other kinds of microbes seem to be on the rise as well. Two additional examples of these emerging, antibiotic resistant bacteria are presented


How Realistic is the Film 'Contagion'?.. Expert Weighs in on the Risks

September 12th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

The recent and popular film 'Contagion', directed by Steven Soderberg, paints a pretty bleak and horrific picture of a deadly virus's spread around the globe in a matter of days. But how close to reality is such a scenario? In a recent NY Times op-ed, epidemiologist W. Ian Lipkin (a technical consultant on the film) weighs in on the authenticity of the threat depicted in the film, factors contributing to the rise of global contagions, and describes current plans and policies to deal with a major, contagious disease outbreak


Social Network Data Predicts Disease Outbreaks [VIDEO]

September 23rd, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi

Professors Christakis and Fowler explore the nature of Social Networks (SN) and reveal the rules that govern how these networks form. Knowing these rules allows us to predict, and possibly prevent, new disease epidemics


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Plan, What Plan?

November 9th, 2007 | by watchdog316

By: Anthony J. Gerst The last democratic presidential debate was coming in very sketchy on my computer. So I figured [&hellip


People Understanding People: UN Iowa?

October 1st, 2007 | by Noelle dEstries

People Understanding People: UN Iowa? By: Anthony J. Gerst. If one thinks of Iowa, the thought of an active UN [&hellip



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