Dr. Steven Schiff and his colleagues are studying climate change to better understand how to prevent infectious disease and the development of postinfectious hydrocephalus in developing countries.
“We didn’t plan to study the climate,” said Steven J. Schiff, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Engineering Science and Mechanics and Physics, Penn State. “But we realized we needed the information to study infections. The biggest need for infant brain surgery in the developing world is infection-caused hydrocephalus.”
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