Maps Point the Way to Fighting the Flu Virus [News]

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:55 in Mathematics & Economics

In the same way that a road map helps drivers make sense of otherwise cryptic directions, a team of scientists has developed software that allows them to map the clashes between immune systems and germs, starting with the influenza virus. This integration and illustration of data culled from laboratories around the globe marks a major step toward understanding and combating a virus that typically claims more than 250,000 lives worldwide annually, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). [More]

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