Mathematical model limits malaria outbreaks

One of the most common infectious diseases in the world, malaria causes public health problems and depresses the economy of infected areas. When untreated or treated improperly, the disease can result in fatalities. Despite impressive control measures and increased prevention techniques, which have reduced the global malaria mortality rate by 29% over the last six…

Studies of vulnerable populations get a 'bootstrapped' boost from statisticians

Credit: University of Washington A hallmark of good government is policies which lift up vulnerable or neglected populations. But crafting effective policy requires sound knowledge of vulnerable groups. And that is a daunting task since these populations—which include undocumented immigrants, homeless people or drug users—are usually hidden in the margins thanks to cultural taboos, murky…