Day: May 22, 2013

Swine flu pandemic of 2009 more deadly for younger adults, UCI study finds

Irvine, Calif. May 22, 2013 – As the world prepares for what may be the next pandemic strain of influenza virus, in the H7N9 bird flu, a new UC Irvine study reveals that the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic was deadliest for people under the age of 65, while those 65 and over had greater immunity […]

Crowdsourcing is better predictor of celebrity deaths than chance or age, UCI research team finds

UC Irvine professor of cognitive sciences Michael Lee and colleagues discovered that the collective opinions of users of Ranker—a website that solicits crowd input on a variety of topics—predicted recent celebrity deaths better than individual users, chance or age.

Fragile mega-galaxy is missing link in history of cosmos

Two hungry young galaxies that collided 11 billion years ago are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way, according to UC Irvine-led research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.