Medical research

Monitoring obesity risk from space

In public health research, like obesity studies, spatial technologies can add very valuable information. Combining remote sensing, geo-information systems and GPS will enable us to identify typical obesogenic environments. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Data from satellite imagery useful for malaria early warning systems

Researchers at Umeå University have developed a model that uses seasonal weather data from satellite images to accurately predict outbreak of malaria with a one-month lead time. With a so-called GAMBOOST model, a host of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using satellite images to better target vaccination

Satellite images that capture short-term changes in population size in communities in the developing world can help vaccination campaigns achieve more complete coverage to help prevent and control disease outbreaks. A team ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop new early warning system for cholera epidemics

In two recently published papers, Tufts University School of Engineering researchers have established new techniques for predicting the severity of seasonal cholera epidemics months before they occur and with a greater degree ...

Neuroscience

Identifying Alzheimer's using space software

Software for processing satellite pictures taken from space is now helping medical researchers to establish a simple method for wide-scale screening for Alzheimer's disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nighttime images help track disease from the sky

(Medical Xpress) -- Normally used to spot where people live, satellite images of nighttime lights can help keep tabs on the diseases festering among them, too, according to new research.