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Airborn pollen related to Corona infection

Recently a paper was published about the correlation between airborne pollen and infections with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This research was done by Thanos Damialis, airobiologist and researcher at Department of Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Augsburg, Bayern in Germany. A few questions to learn more about this research project. . Higher […]

Characterization of atmospheric pollen fragments during springtime thunderstorms

Thunderstorm asthma is a very interesting topic. What happens to pollen and pollen particles during such a storm? How do you measure this? Some questions about this research done by Betsy Stone and her team from Iowa University. 1.What’s your job at University of Iowa ? I am an associate professor in the Departments of […]

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Deep learning for pollen allergy surveillance from twitter in Australia

Australian researchers looked into the possibilities of using tweets to map hayfevercomplains using deep learning technology. “Deep learning for pollen allergy surveillance from twitter in Australia“ A few questions about this project to the authors of the article from the Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Melbourne. 1. What was the goal […]