HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
NASA researchers developing tools to help track and predict West Nile Virus

that may one day allow public health officials to better track and predict the spread of West Nile Virus. NASA's goal is to provide people on the front lines of public health with innovative technologies, data and a unique vantage point from space through satellites, all tailored into useful tools and databases for streamlining efforts to combat the disease.

NASA's Public Health Applications Program focuses the results of research occurring at different NASA centers. The program is designed to eventually supply public health agencies with access to NASA's cutting-edge capabilities in formats they can use to better understand how and where West Nile Virus spreads, focus resources and stave off the disease more efficiently.

"The goal of the program is to extend the benefits of NASA's investments in Earth system science, technology and data toward public-health decision making and practice," said Robert Venezia, program manager at NASA Headquarters, Washington.

West Nile Virus, first reported in the United States in 1999, causes flu-like symptoms that may lead to fatal encephalitis in people with compromised immune systems, like the elderly. Though not yet proven, scientists believe the disease may be spread across the country by infected birds traveling along their migration routes. Mosquitoes that act as a vector carry the virus and pass it on when feeding on hosts like birds, livestock, other animals and people.

Based on what is known about the disease, NASA centers, including the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., and Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., are researching methods to identify environmental indicators from data acquired on NASA Earth Observing Systems, packaged in ways that highlight factors relevant to West Nile Virus transmission.

For example, NASA's Healthy Planet program is researching approaches to public
'"/>

Contact: Krishna Ramanujan
kramanuj@pop900.gsfc.nasa.gov
301-286-3026
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
8-Oct-2002


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Belgian researchers explore revolutionary approach to angiogenesis
2. Award winning researchers reveal potential new role for Glivec
3. $7.5 Million grant to Yale researchers for role of viruses in cancer
4. New anti-inflammatory strategy for cancer therapy identified by UCSD researchers
5. Joslin researchers clarify mechanisms for beta-cell formation
6. Virginia Tech researchers to release findings on Smith River Project
7. Molecular motor myosin VI moves hand over hand, researchers say
8. ASU researchers demonstrate new technique that improves the power of atomic force micrscopy
9. Emory researchers map structure of anti-cancer molecule
10. Leukemia stem cells identified by Stanford researchers
11. EURYI Award given for the first time to 25 young European researchers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/23/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2020 , ... ... manufacture lifesaving mature red blood cells from stem cells. The red blood ... blood cells, under strictly controlled conditions, for transfusion therapy and replaces the need ...
(Date:1/22/2020)... ... ... Lifecycle Biotechnologies announces the new line of high purity powder chemicals filled into ... process requirements and accurately weighed to 0.001 of a gram. The new line of powder ... Sugars , Carbohydrates , Phosphates , Chelators , ...
(Date:1/8/2020)... ... 2020 , ... R3 Stem Cell, the nation's leader in ... practice network partners. Not only does this save practices considerable monies on the ... themselves are less expensive. , Since the regenerative biologics mostly require dry ice ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/28/2020)... ... January 28, 2020 , ... ... today announced the release of Genedata Expressionist ® 13.5 at the ... of Multi-Attribute Methods (MAM) for characterizing and monitoring the quality of biopharmaceuticals ...
(Date:1/27/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... January 27, 2020 , ... ... announced it has secured financing from strategic investors led by Halma plc ... from existing investors Sonion, TDF Ventures, GII LLC, and WSJ Joshua Fund. A ...
(Date:1/24/2020)... ... 24, 2020 , ... Sierra Instruments, global leader in mass ... ideal for BioPharm OEMS. Sierra also announces RedyCompactâ„¢ flow meters ... employ high-precision MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems) technology utilizing an advanced, ultra-stable no-drift CMOS ...
(Date:1/22/2020)... ... 21, 2020 , ... Microbial Discovery Group LLC (MDG) is ... and Institutional (I&I) Account Manager. Darrell will focus on servicing MDG’s partners with ... 30 years of sales experience working across multiple different market sectors such as; ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: