A new study from the Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing's Center for Complex Networks and Systems explores "sleeping beauties," research papers that remain dormant for years and then suddenly explode with great impact upon the scientific community.
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May 9 brought a hugely important milestone for Liberia: It was the day the World Health Organization declared the West African nation to finally be free of Ebola virus disease. Indiana University has longstanding ties with Liberia, through research and other activities. Starting in 2011, IU partnered in a U.S. government-funded project, called the Center for Excellence in Health and Life Sciences, to build the nation’s capacity for educating health-care professionals. But Ebola intervened, forcing IU-affiliated personnel into the emergency work of tracing infection contacts, teaching the public how the virus was spread and developing strategies to contain the disease.