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The death rate during an Ebola outbreak could be reduced to under 50 per cent with Ryerson researchers have created a new mathematical model that could potentially save lives during future disease outbreaks. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

Ryerson team could prevent future Ebola outbreak

Ryerson researchers have created a new mathematical model that could potentially save lives during future disease outbreaks. The research project, led by Ryerson mathematics postdoctoral fellow Xi Huo, uses a mathematical model to evaluate how treatment strategies were used during the 2014 Ebola crisis. She concluded that, by optimizing strategies such as improved blood donation storage and mobilizing quickly to […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, On Campus
Facebook rolls out new tool for helping at-risk users

Facebook rolls out new tool for helping at-risk users

Facebook is rolling out a new tool to help users at risk of suicide. Users of the social network will be able to report their friend’s posts if they contain worrying language or thoughts, and Facebook will give them an option to send a message of personal support. The new tool will only be available in the U.S., and Facebook […]

by Emily Joveski· · Health, Science & Technology
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