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new paper in PNAS: GLEaM sheds light on the impact of multiscale mobility networks on spatial epidemic spread Dec. 22, 2009

In the issue of December the 22nd of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we publish a paper that discusses the interplay of human mobility patterns like those between local metropolitan commuters and long-range airline travelers during a global epidemic. The image of the worldwide mobility network constructed in our paper has been featured in the cover of the journal.

Multiscale mobility networks and the spatial spreading of infectious diseases.
D.Balcan, V. Colizza, B. Gonçalves, H. Hu, J. J. Ramasco, A. Vespignani
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106, 21484-21489 (2009).

Have a look at this post on, and check out the GLEaM movie!