Unlike the more common bubonic plague, which is spread from rats and fleas to humans, the pneumonic plague in Madagascar can spread from human to human, said Dr. Peter Small, an infectious-disease specialist and director of the Global Health Institute.
The Argus II retinal prosthesis system was implanted in Linda Kirk’s left retina by ophthalmologic surgeon Dr. Khurram Chaudhary in early September, making Kirk the first “Bionic” woman from Long Island and the New York City region.
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the U.S. obesity epidemic is getting worse. Dr. Josephine Connolly-Schoonen, Director of the Nutrition Division says the obesity rates for children alone have climbed to 20 percent.
Globally recognized futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor and bestselling author Ross Dawson will discuss “Leadership for the Future of Work” at the Charles B. Wang Center Theater on Monday, October 23 at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Warren Sanderson’s population aging measures appeared in the Highlights to the UN’s Report, World Population Aging, 2017. For the first time, people have a choice between using measures that take the changing characteristics of people into account and those that do not.
Christopher Gobler conducts research on plankton ecology, with a broad focus on the factors that promote phytoplankton growth (organic and inorganic nutrients), as well as factors that are responsible for algal mortality (zooplankton, viruses, filter-feeding bivalves) in diverse aquatic ecosystems. A primary focus of the lab within the field of plankton ecology has been the study of harmful algal blooms (HABs), having investigated blooms of brown tide both locally and around the U.S.