Unpacking the Wisdom of Crowds

submitted by: dougramsey
In this talk, Dr.Scott E. Page, University of Michigan, will present three models for explaining the wisdom of crowds phenomenon, in which collections make better predictions than the individuals that comprise them. The first two models will be traditional models based on error cancellation and averaging. The third will be based on aggregating diverse predictive models using a framework developed by Hong and Page (2008). This talk is part of Calit2's 2008-2009 Behavioral, Social and Computer...

Emergence of Azole Resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus and Spread of a Single Resistance Mechanism.

submitted by: nelleke
Background Resistance to triazoles was recently reported in Aspergillus fumigatus isolates cultured from patients with invasive aspergillosis. The prevalence of azole resistance in A. fumigatus is unknown. We investigated the prevalence and spread of azole resistance using our culture collection that contained A. fumigatus isolates collected between 1994 and 2007. Methods and Findings We investigated the prevalence of itraconazole (ITZ) resistance in 1,912 clinical A. fumigatus...
Authors: Eveline Snelders, Henrich a. l. van der Lee, Judith Kuijpers, Anthonius j. m. m. Rijs, János Varga, Robert a. Samson, Emilia Mellado, A. rogier t. Donders, Willem j. g. Melchers, Paul e. Verweij

Research on Aging: Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging

submitted by: sjanderson

Successful cognitive and emotional aging with noted expert Dr. DilipJeste.

The Effect of Universal Influenza Immunization on Mortality and Health Care Use

submitted by: jeff_kwong
Background In 2000, Ontario, Canada, initiated a universal influenza immunization program (UIIP) to provide free influenza vaccines for the entire population aged 6 mo or older. Influenza immunization increased more rapidly in younger age groups in Ontario compared to other Canadian provinces, which all maintained targeted immunization programs. We evaluated the effect of Ontario's UIIP on influenza-associated mortality, hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) use, and visits to...
Authors: Jeffrey c. Kwong, Thérèse a. Stukel, Jenny Lim, Allison j. Mcgeer, Ross e.g. Upshur, Helen Johansen, Christie Sambell, William w. Thompson, Deva Thiruchelvam, Fawziah Marra, Lawrence w. Svenson, Douglas g. Manuel

Minimize Hypoglycemic Episodes Utilizing Remote Assistance via Mobile Phones

submitted by: syhon

My project involves researching on the versatile dynamics of hypoglycemia and how it can affect individuals differently. By doing so, I can identify specifications for an alarm device that can be tailored to each individual’s needs, so the device can warn the hypoglycemic individual before his or her glucose level falls below a certain threshold.

Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging

submitted by: stein_institute

The next 25 years will witness the largest-ever increase in our elderly population, especially those living an active life. Yet research on successful aging has lagged behind that of age-related diseases. Although successful aging involves both mental and physical health, new research suggests that the critical component of successful aging is related to brain and mind. Dr. Dilip Jeste shares the latest research and reviews some evidence-based strategies for successful aging.