Navigation Links
Stimulus grant to support research on climate and infectious disease
Date:1/14/2010

The potential effects of climate change on the spread of infectious diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever, are the focus of a nearly $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation intended to further the studies of a Penn State-led group of researchers. The grant is part of federal stimulus funding authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Climate change has the potential to influence the dynamics and distribution of vector-borne diseases that impact the lives of millions of people, according to principal investigator Matthew Thomas, professor of entomology, Penn State.

"Our ability to quantify risk is limited by our poor understanding of the relationship between transmission and environmental parameters," Thomas said. "The central aim of this project is to quantify how environmental temperature influences the transmission of vector-borne diseases, and how this in turn determines disease risk, both now and under future climate-change scenarios."

The researchers plan to evaluate the effect of temperature variation on transmission intensity. They also plan to down-scale global climate-change projections and assess the net effects of both climate change and land-use change on environmental conditions at the regional and local level. They will combine these down-scaled climate models with new data to quantify the effects of environmental temperature on disease dynamics over time and space.

The project will allow scientists to better understand the influence of climatic factors on the distribution and dynamics of malaria and dengue, the two most significant vector-borne diseases worldwide. Spread by mosquitoes, malaria and dengue annually infect as many as 500 million people.

"We hope the outcomes of this research can be used to develop appropriate practices for disease prevention and control," said Thomas. "The focus on dengue and malaria will provide general insights that also can be extended to other v
'/>"/>

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. $2.4 million stimulus fuels effort to regenerate injured spinal cords
2. ASU research efforts to improve human health will get $3 million in federal stimulus grants
3. UT Southwestern receives $42 million in Recovery Act stimulus funding
4. OU achieves $10 million in stimulus grants for 33 projects on the Norman campus
5. Glencoe Software to Support the ASCB Stimulus Grant to Build Virtual Image Library of the Cell
6. $15 million stimulus award creates national consortium for revealing scientific resources
7. Stimulus grant of nearly $9 million to UC San Diego funds big study of young brains
8. UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome
9. ASCB wins NIH stimulus grant to build virtual library of cell images for researchers and public
10. Stimulus grant to fund whole-genome sequencing in children with autism
11. Stimulus-funded university research addressing issues from climate change to cancer, creating jobs and training a new generation of scientists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... -- You,ve been here before: you desperately need to sign ... site key or the answer to your secret question. What,s ... Today, Hoyos Labs , a digital infrastructure ... put an end to the frustration that comes with usernames, ... leverages a user,s smartphone to acquire his or her biometrics ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... Dec. 9, 2014 CIE San Diego has ... provides the connective tissue that enhances care coordination among ... easily share client-level information; earned a second $1 million ... organizations serving seniors aging in community and; will be ... December 11 th 4-6p. CIE San ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... 2014 Increased emphasis on product quality, ... testing and inspection technologies. The convergence of industries ... range of innovative test solutions. This trend is ... which is generally more inclined towards communication, media ... strategies of test equipment vendors will cater to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 3Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 2Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 3Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 4Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 3Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 4
... created a bio patch to regenerate missing or damaged ... delivers bone-producing instructions directly into cells. The bone-regeneration ... containing the genes needed for producing bone. In experiments, ... to cover skull wounds in test animals. It also ...
... to Canada,s fisheries legislation "have eviscerated" the ability ... fish species, scientists at the University of Calgary ... The changes were "politically motivated," unsupported by ... and are inconsistent with ecosystem-based management, fisheries biologists ...
... Catherine Pickering, said the Griffith study looked at the ... dispersed through horse manure. The findings have been published ... "We reviewed 15 studies on seed germination from ... three from Australia and one study each from Africa ...
Cached Biology News:A bio patch that can regrow bone 2A bio patch that can regrow bone 3Changes to fisheries legislation have removed habitat protection for most fish species in Canada 2Saddling up against the threat to our National Parks 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... (PRWEB) December 16, 2014 The ... since 2013, which is why IBISWorld updated its original ... continues to benefit from an intensified focus on environmental ... for new emission standards for power plants and a ... According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Sarah Kahn, “a range ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Washington, USA (PRWEB) December 16, 2014 ... Baum, manager at Philipps- Universität Marburg’s Department of ... and photonics, in the newly released SPIE ... “And never be too shy to ask questions.” ... (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) occupations ranging from ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... N.J. (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 ... (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY), today announced ... (referred to as Somatuline®) was approved by the ... treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) in adult ... advanced or metastatic disease to improve progression-free survival ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... This report is a professional and ... an overview analysis, the report introduces quartz tubing ... industry overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, etc. ... witnessed rapid development with key manufacturers increasing their ... mentions quartz tubing upstream raw materials and equipment, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Activated Carbon Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Has Been Updated from IBISWorld 2Activated Carbon Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Has Been Updated from IBISWorld 3Network, Multitask, Persevere: SPIE Women in Optics Planner Subjects Share from Experience 2Network, Multitask, Persevere: SPIE Women in Optics Planner Subjects Share from Experience 3Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 2Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 3Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 4Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 5Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 6Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 7Ipsen Announces the FDA Approval of Somatuline® Depot® (lanreotide) Injection for the Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors 82020 Quartz Tubing Market: Global Development & Forecasts Analysis Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2
... Systems , a leading Microsoft IT consulting firm ... 2010 and FAST implementation for Array BioPharma, a biopharmaceutical ... targeted small molecule drugs to treat patients afflicted with ... year, Array conducted a proof of concept (POC) with ...
... Texas, Nov. 5, 2010 Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... focused on discovering breakthrough treatments for human disease, today ... reported financial results for the three and nine months ... proof-of-concept for two new mechanisms of action in irritable ...
... Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) at the Woodrow ... of voluntary options available for the oversight of ... Initiatives, Regulation, and Nanotechnology Oversight: Charting a Path, ... for Environmental Policy at American University, provides a ...
Cached Biology Technology:Catapult Systems Awarded SharePoint 2010 and FAST Intranet Project 2Catapult Systems Awarded SharePoint 2010 and FAST Intranet Project 3Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Provides Clinical Pipeline Update and Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results 2Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Provides Clinical Pipeline Update and Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results 3Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Provides Clinical Pipeline Update and Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results 4Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Provides Clinical Pipeline Update and Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results 5Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Provides Clinical Pipeline Update and Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results 6Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Provides Clinical Pipeline Update and Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results 7
... The SPD101B is a no-frills, basic SpeedVac ... Although economically priced, this unit still features ... a digitial display of time and heat. ... samples and accepts a wide variety of ...
Digital display of time, vacuum and temperature , Dual vacuum control of ramping rate and ultimate level , Comes complete with RH40-12 (40 x 1.5 ml) Rotor and (2) Glass Condensation Flasks. ...
... The DNA120 is a dedicated concentrator for ... precipitates of DNA/RNA. The integrated system combines ... pump. The compact design, automatic pump and ... run time; one for heater time), makes ...
For absolute protein quantification. 4 peptides in 5 vials x 2 nmol per peptide...
Biology Products: