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Issue 85: iSGTW 30 July 2008

The future of public health: The grid gains traction

Drawing on data located in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, a University of Washington researcher simulates a tuberculosis outbreak in these three states and shares her work with researchers throughout the country. Well, not so fast—seamlessly gathering and distributing information in this way is still a vision of the future being brought to life by Tom Savel and his colleagues at the National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“It’s time to move the field of public health informatics forward,” Savel says, referring to information processing and system design, and that a flexible, secure grid is the way. The interconnectivity, the neutral, open-source environment and the efficient use of expensive resources it offers serve as incentives for wide, grass roots adoption. A public health informatics grid would encourage collaboration, he believes, as researchers strive to manage disease outbreaks and other potentially nation-wide or global threats.

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Feature - Project ORIENT  

When a major earthquake struck Sichuan, China last May, rescue workers urgently needed high-resolution satellite images of the affected areas, in order to identify the extent of the earthquake’s devastation and aid in post-disaster relief. They also wanted the information to help protect the area from further risk during rebuilding efforts.

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Feature - Dark Energy Survey

 Simulating starry images

Scientists are building the Dark Energy Survey, with which they will capture brilliant images of galaxy clusters using a camera mounted on a 4-meter telescope atop a mountain in Chile. Among other things, they  aim to capture brilliant images of more than 300 million galaxies. To prepare their software, they’re creating and processing image simulations on Open Science Grid and TeraGrid.

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Link of the week


The Life Science Database Directory aims to be a one-stop directory service for Life Science related databases.

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Image of the week


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Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

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NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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