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April 18, 2014
EMOD v1.6.1 enhancements will help you learn the EMOD model and quickly start running your own simulations. The Quick Start bundle now includes an installer which greatly reduces the installation time and configures your EMOD environment. The new scenarios include configuration and batch files to aid in running simulations and plotting output.
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April 1, 2014
Mike Famulare was featured in The Seattle Times workplace topics for his "cool job" performing mathematical modeling and data analysis in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
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March 14, 2014
KUOW's Ross Reynolds interviewed Philip Eckhoff about the transmission of infectious diseases and how computer modeling can aid in their eradication. The interview, Improving The Battle Against Infectious Diseases, aired last week on "The Record".
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March 1, 2014
EMOD v1.6 introduces a new feature for modeling disease transmission for a given population called Heterogeneous Intra-Node Transmission or HINT. While the software has always provided the capability to model large-scale spatial heterogeneities, disease transmission within each node was homogeneously governed by a single transmission parameter.
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March 1, 2014
Edward Wenger's particle physicist career spans working on the PHOBOS detector based at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, to contributing to the Large Hadron Collider work at CERN. He outlines his motivations for switching career paths and his discovery of how his physics background compliments his epidemiology work at the Institute in A Particle Physicist Ventures into Epidemiology.
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February 11, 2014
Anna Bershteyn, Sr. Research Manager, has been featured in the Intellectual Ventures Lab staff spotlight blog exploring her work at the Institute and her passion for all things groundbreaking.
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January 9, 2014
A Model of HIV Drug Resistance Driven by Heterogeneities in Host Immunity and Adherence Patterns explores methods of implementing host heterogeneities and their long-term effects on drug resistance using the example of accidental tenofovir-based pre-exposure prophyaxis (PrEP) use during HIV infection.
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August 21, 2013
Philip Eckhoff, Principal Investigator for the Institute for Disease Modeling has published a new paper in the peer-reviewed open access journal PLOS One. The paper, P. falciparumInfection Durations and Infectiousness Are Shaped by Antigenic Variation and Innate and Adaptive Host Immunity in a Mathematical Model, details the within-host aspects of the malaria model, namely the dynamic relationship between the parasite and the host immune response.
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May 20, 2013
Edward Wenger and Philip Eckhoff's recent publication in the Malaria Journal, A Mathematical Model of the Impact of Present and Future Malaria Vaccines, studies the impact of potential malaria vaccines within the framework of the EMOD model. This individual-based model couples a detailed description of the vector lifecycle with a comprehensive, mechanistic representation of within-host parasite and immune dynamics.

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