Bo Xu

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Ghafari M, du Plessis L, Raghwani J, Bhatt S, Xu B, Pybus OG, Katzourakis A. (2022). Purifying selection determines the short-term time dependency of evolutionary rates in SARS-CoV-2 and pH1N1 influenza. Molecular biology and evolution

Ma X, Liu P, Law S, Ravindran N, Xu B, Fan T, Feng K. (2022). Characteristics of psychomotor retardation distinguishes patients with depression using multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy and finger tapping task. Journal of affective disorders, (318)

Hu S, Li XJ, Law S, Shen CY, Yao GQ, Zhang XQ, Li J, Chen GF, Xu B, Liu XM, Ma XY, Feng K, Liu PZ. (2021). Prefrontal cortex alterations in major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and their comorbidity during a verbal fluency task assessed by multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy. Psychiatry research, (306)

Chen GF, Mao MC, Feng K, Gan JC, Zhang XQ, Shen CY, Xu B, Liu XM, Ren XJ, Liu PZ, Wang Y. (2021). Brain activation during verbal fluency task in type II bipolar disorder patients: a near-infrared spectroscopy study. Psychiatry research, (298)

Ren Z, Li R, Zhang T, Chen B, Wang C, Li M, Song S, Xiao Y, Xu B, Liu Z, Shen C, Guan D, Hou L, Deng K, Bai Y, Gong P, Xu B. (2021). Reduction of Human Mobility Matters during Early COVID-19 Outbreaks: Evidence from India, Japan and China. International journal of environmental research and public health, 18(6)

Li R, Chen B, Zhang T, Ren Z, Song Y, Xiao Y, Hou L, Cai J, Xu B, Li M, Chan KKY, Tu Y, Yang M, Yang J, Liu Z, Shen C, Wang C, Xu L, Liu Q, Bao S, Zhang J, Bi Y, Bai Y, Deng K, Zhang W, Huang W, Whittington JD, Stenseth NC, Guan D, Gong P, Xu B. (2020). Global COVID-19 pandemic demands joint interventions for the suppression of future waves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(42)

Xu B, Gutierrez B, Mekaru S, Sewalk K, Goodwin L, Loskill A, Cohn EL, Hswen Y, Hill SC, Cobo MM, Zarebski AE, Li S, Wu CH, Hulland E, Morgan JD, Wang L, O'Brien K, Scarpino SV, Brownstein JS, Pybus OG, Pigott DM, Kraemer MUG. (2020). Epidemiological data from the COVID-19 outbreak, real-time case information. Scientific data, 7(1)

Tian H, Liu Y, Li Y, Wu CH, Chen B, Kraemer MUG, Li B, Cai J, Xu B, Yang Q, Wang B, Yang P, Cui Y, Song Y, Zheng P, Wang Q, Bjornstad ON, Yang R, Grenfell BT, Pybus OG, Dye C. (2020). An investigation of transmission control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic in China. Science (New York, N.Y.), 368(6491)

Yang Yang, Lu Qingbin, Liu Mingjin, Wang Yixing, Zhang Anran, Jalali Neda, Dean Natalie, Longini Ira, Halloran M. Elizabeth, Xu Bo, Zhang Xiaoai, Wang Liping, Liu Wei, Fang Liqun. (2020). Epidemiological and clinical features of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak in China. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Tian Huaiyu, Li Yidan, Liu Yonghong, Kraemer Moritz U. G., Chen Bin, Cai Jun, Li Bingying, Xu Bo, Yang Qiqi, Yang Peng, Cui Yujun, Song Yimeng, Zheng Pai, Wang Quanyi, Bjornstad Ottar N, Yang Ruifu, Pybus Oliver, Grenfell Bryan, Dye Christopher. (2020). Early evaluation of the Wuhan City travel restrictions in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Wang Shuai, Kang Bo, Ma Jinlu, Zeng Xianjun, Xiao Mingming, Guo Jia, Cai Mengjiao, Yang Jingyi, Li Yaodong, Meng Xiangfei, Xu Bo. (2020). A deep learning algorithm using CT images to screen for Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Li X, Chan KKY, Xu B, Lu M, Xu B. (2020). Spatial, Temporal and Genetic Dynamics Characteristics of Influenza B Viruses in China, 1973-2018. Virologica Sinica, 35(1)

Cai J, Zhang B, Xu B, Chan KKY, Chowell G, Tian H, Xu B. (2019). A maximum curvature method for estimating epidemic onset of seasonal influenza in Japan. BMC infectious diseases, 19(1)

Feng K, Shen CY, Ma XY, Chen GF, Zhang ML, Xu B, Liu XM, Sun JJ, Zhang XQ, Liu PZ, Ju Y. (2019). Effects of music therapy on major depressive disorder: A study of prefrontal hemodynamic functions using fNIRS. Psychiatry research, (275)

Cai J, Xu B, Chan KKY, Zhang X, Zhang B, Chen Z, Xu B. (2019). Roles of Different Transport Modes in the Spatial Spread of the 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) Pandemic in Mainland China. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(2)

Xu B, Cai J, He D, Chowell G, Xu B. (2020). Mechanistic modelling of multiple waves in an influenza epidemic or pandemic. Journal of theoretical biology, (486)

Xu B, Tian H, Sabel CE, Xu B. (2019). Impacts of Road Traffic Network and Socioeconomic Factors on the Diffusion of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in Mainland China. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(7)

Sun JJ, Liu XM, Shen CY, Zhang XQ, Sun GX, Feng K, Xu B, Ren XJ, Ma XY, Liu PZ. (2017). Reduced prefrontal activation during verbal fluency task in chronic insomnia disorder: a multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy study. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment, (13)

Ma XY, Wang YJ, Xu B, Feng K, Sun GX, Zhang XQ, Liu XM, Shen CY, Ren XJ, Sun JJ, Liu PZ. (2017). Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Reveals Abnormal Hemodynamics in the Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex of Menopausal Depression Patients. Disease markers, (2017)

Ren X, Lu J, Liu X, Shen C, Zhang X, Ma X, Sun J, Sun G, Feng K, Xu B, Liu P. (2017). Decreased prefrontal brain activation during verbal fluency task in patients with somatoform pain disorder: An exploratory multi-channel near-infrared spectroscopy study. Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, (78)

Tian H, Yu P, Cazelles B, Xu L, Tan H, Yang J, Huang S, Xu B, Cai J, Ma C, Wei J, Li S, Qu J, Laine M, Wang J, Tong S, Stenseth NC, Xu B. (2017). Interannual cycles of Hantaan virus outbreaks at the human-animal interface in Central China are controlled by temperature and rainfall. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(30)

Tian H, Sun Z, Faria NR, Yang J, Cazelles B, Huang S, Xu B, Yang Q, Pybus OG, Xu B. (2017). Increasing airline travel may facilitate co-circulation of multiple dengue virus serotypes in Asia. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 11(8)

Zhou S, Tian H, Wu X, Xu B, Yang J, Chan KKY, Huang S, Dong L, Brownstein J, Xu B. (2016). Genetic evidence for avian influenza H5N1 viral transmission along the Black Sea-Mediterranean Flyway. The Journal of general virology, 97(9)

Shen CY, Wang YJ, Zhang XQ, Liu XM, Ren XJ, Ma XY, Sun JJ, Feng K, Sun GX, Xu B, Liu PZ. (2016). Prefrontal Hemodynamic Functions during a Verbal Fluency Task in Blepharospasm Using Multi-Channel NIRS. PloS one, 11(3)

Liu X, Sun G, Zhang X, Xu B, Shen C, Shi L, Ma X, Ren X, Feng K, Liu P. (2014). Relationship between the prefrontal function and the severity of the emotional symptoms during a verbal fluency task in patients with major depressive disorder: a multi-channel NIRS study. Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, (54)

Hu R, Zhang X, Liu X, Xu B, Yang H, Xia Q, Li L, Chen C, Tang J. (2012). Higher temperature improves the efficacy of magnetic fluid hyperthermia for Lewis lung cancer in a mouse model. Thoracic cancer, 3(1)

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