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Flu Viruses Take One-Way Ticket out of Asia, Then Travel the World

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Flu Viruses Take One-Way Ticket out of Asia, Then Travel the World

Seasonal influenza strains constantly evolve in overlapping epidemics in Asia and sweep the rest of the world each year, according to an international research team publishing in the 18 April issue of the journal Science. The findings suggest that by focusing surveillance efforts on East and Southeast Asia, researchers may be able to extend their forecast of the flu strains most likely to cause epidemics, which may in turn help experts decide which strains should go in the flu vaccine each year.


By AAAS, UK.


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Campaign Workshop Offers Practical Advice to Scientists Interested in Political Office

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Campaign Workshop Offers Practical Advice to Scientists Interested in Political Office

Scientists and engineers who are thinking of running for political office—or are simply interested in the nuts and bolts of running a campaign—can learn more about the key strategies and challenges of entering political life at the first annual Campaign Education Workshop on 10 May in Washington, D.C.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS President James J. McCarthy: Scientists Should Share the "Wow" Factor in Their Work

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AAAS President James J. McCarthy: Scientists Should Share the "Wow" Factor in Their Work

AAAS President James J. McCarthy began his term on 18 February, at the end of an Annual Meeting in Boston that highlighted the need for science to transcend political boundaries and work for the global good. It was a fitting start for McCarthy, who has made a career out of traversing discipline boundaries in his field of oceanography and later breaking down the barriers between science and policy in his work on global climate change.


By AAAS USA.


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