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Cartographies of Disease traces long history of maps and medicine

February 6, 2017By
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The new edition of Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine from Esri traces the long history of how maps have been used to help unlock the mysteries behind the cause and spread of diseases such as cholera, yellow fever and Ebola. Ebola is the focus of two new chapters. Cartographies of Disease was first published in 2005 and showed... read more

Big Data Reveals Patterns of Urban Bacteria

February 12, 2015By

A Big Data project in New York last summer set out to map germs on the city subway system, reports the Wall Street Journal. The scientists, from Weill Cornell Medical College, identified hundreds of types of bacteria in the transit system as a way to study the microbiology of urban environments. In the 18-month study, researchers found germs that can cause bubonic plague... read more

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