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Collapsing Bubbles May Make Knuckle Cracks Noisy
Ashley Yeager | Mar 29, 2018
A new mathematical model suggests the “popping” sound comes from partial bursts of gas sacs in joint fluid.
Renowned Cancer Theorist Dies
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 12, 2016
Alfred Knudson, who formulated the “two-hit” theory on the origins of cancer, has passed away at age 93.
Chromatin Conformation Computed
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 19, 2015
By manipulating DNA sequences that guide genome-folding, researchers confirm an existing model of chromatin structure inside the nucleus.
NCI: Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise by 50 Percent
Bob Grant | Apr 21, 2015
A National Cancer Institute model forecasts a marked increase in estrogen receptor-positive tumors among older women by 2030.
Study: Ebola Predictions Overstated
Jef Akst | Apr 2, 2015
Most forecasting methods used to predict the extent of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa overestimated the epidemic’s reach, an updated analysis shows.
Opinion: Calculating Cancer
Alexander (Sandy) Anderson and Robert Gatenby | Jan 6, 2014
How a growing partnership between oncologists and mathematicians is moving research forward.
May the Best Model Win
Aimee Swartz | Jun 4, 2013
Computational challenges are tapping the collective wisdom of the scientific community to solve medicine’s biggest problems.
Factoring in Face Time
Adam Kucharski | Jun 1, 2013
How the study of human social interactions is helping researchers understand the spread of diseases like influenza and HIV
Early Warning Signs
Richard P. Grant | Oct 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in Ecology