• Computer model of influenza virus shows universal vaccine promise

    7 days ago - By Phys.org

    According to the World Health Organization, each year there are an estimated 1 billion cases of influenza, between 3-5 million severe cases and up to 650,000 influenza-related respiratory deaths globally. Seasonal flu vaccines must be reformulated each year to match the predominantly circulating strains. When the vaccine matches the predominant strain, it is very effective; however, when it does not match, it may offer little protection.
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  • Models show Tonga eruption increases chances of global temperature rising temporarily above 1.5 C

    7 days ago - By Phys.org

    A team of researchers at the University of Oxford, working with a colleague from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, has created radiative transfer models to help estimate global temperature changes in the coming years due to the Tonga eruption last year.
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