Navigation Links
Physics, Math Provide Clues to Unraveling Cancer
Date:1/30/2009

naling pathway naturally transmits information not just in a forward direction, but also backwards. That implies new considerations for developing drugs to inhibit major growth and metastasis pathways in cancer.

This crosstalk was missed by conventional methods. Typically, when scientists begin to look at a cell, they must make assumptions to simplify the picture of what is happening in cells.

"When you make simplifying assumptions, you always run the risk of eliminating critical aspects of your system, but you have no way of knowing what was discarded. When you simplify, you don't know exactly what you're throwing away because you never looked at the complex case," Merajver says. Mathematical modeling allows researchers to look at the complex case more thoroughly.

"To understand how the laws of physics can be applied to biological systems is a new frontier," she says.

Merajver and her colleagues were successful in getting the journal Cancer Research to add a new regular section to the twice-monthly journal precisely focused on mathematical modeling. The journal has also added new editors to its board who have expertise in this discipline. Merajver and Trachette Jackson, Ph.D., professor of mathematics at U-M, will lead this effort as senior editors.

A review article about mathematical modeling appears in the Jan. 15 issue of Cancer Research, authored by Merajver, Jackson and Alejandra Ventura, Ph.D., a senior postdoctoral fellow in internal medicine at U-M.

Funding for this work is primarily from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Reference: Cancer Research, Vol. 69, No. 2, pp. 400-402

Resources:

U-M Cancer AnswerLine, 800-865-1125

U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, www.mcancer.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE University of Michigan Health System
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Phyhealth Provides Update to Shareholders
2. Worm provides clues about preventing damage caused by low-oxygen during stroke, heart attack
3. RediClinic Locations in Austin Added as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Network Providers
4. MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider With Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
5. National Institutes of Health Expands Use of Emergency Notification Services Provided by Send Word Now(TM) Across NIH Campus
6. Young Innovations, Inc. Provides Fourth Quarter Conference Call Details
7. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Partners with Community Providers to Offer Low-Cost BlueSelect Health Plan for Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties
8. Collaborative Medicine Soon a Reality for Providers in Southeastern Idaho
9. PWeR(TM) Platform Available to Increase Provider Reimbursements From Medicare
10. Triessent(R) Becomes HCSCs Specialty Pharmacy Provider
11. NutraCea, FedEx and Feed The Children Team Up to Provide Food Aid to Families in Need in Brazil
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... The Independent Woman , a leader ... free financial workshops in the San Francisco area on ... these workshops is our collective success, linking arms with ... , These workshops were designed by women, for women, ... entrepreneur, and bestselling author (Rich Woman and It’s Rising ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... With the accelerated aging of the ... as well as the improved medical care facilities ... industry has been developing quickly, especially in vitro ... in vitro diagnostics market size reached RMB22.98 billion, ... diagnostic reagents. , Chinese in vitro diagnostic ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 According ... by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that will help ... quickly within a few weeks. This book uncovers to readers ... candida infection. In addition, inside this book, people will discover ... yeast infection such as itching, burning, and irritation of ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 My Clients ... over 80 different electronic therapy note templates. Healthcare ... and other computing devices all while meeting the ... or electronic medial records (EMR) consist of psychological ... other essential categories. SOAP and DAP note ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Regents Health Resources, a ... has brought health care industry veteran Daryl Demonbreun and ... help lead the company’s ambitious plans to grow into ... has been moving along at a steady pace for ... up a notch,” says Bob Maier, founder and chief ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Independent Woman is Coming to the San Francisco Area in August - Women Helping Women Reach Their Financial Goals 2Health News:The Independent Woman is Coming to the San Francisco Area in August - Women Helping Women Reach Their Financial Goals 3Health News:China Diagnostic Reagent Industry (biochemical, molecular & immunodiagnostic) 2016 Forecasts in New Research Report at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 2Health News:China Diagnostic Reagent Industry (biochemical, molecular & immunodiagnostic) 2016 Forecasts in New Research Report at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 3Health News:China Diagnostic Reagent Industry (biochemical, molecular & immunodiagnostic) 2016 Forecasts in New Research Report at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 4Health News:Yeast Infection No More Book Review Exposes Linda Allen's Guide for Treating Yeast Infection – Vkool.com 2Health News:Yeast Infection No More Book Review Exposes Linda Allen's Guide for Treating Yeast Infection – Vkool.com 3Health News:My Clients Plus Announces Over 80 Online Therapy Notes to Help Healthcare Providers Go Paperless 2Health News:Sferrella and Demonbreun Join Regents Health Resources 2
... chapping, experts advise , SATURDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) ... humidity, and the air inside is heated and dry, you ... say. , To prevent scaling, flaking and itching, pay special ... a cream-based moisturizer every day, recommends Dr. Anjali Dahiya, a ...
... Christmas trees and holiday distractions raise risk of a blaze ... on beautifully set tables and yule logs burning make for ... the risk of fires, experts say. , Alcohol and parties ... safety, said Dr. Roger Yurt, director of the Hearst Burn ...
... to those in pot that increase the response to sweets ... some light on the "munchies" -- the desire that pot ... the active ingredient in marijuana, is similar to substances known ... and enhance the perception of sweet foods, researchers say. , ...
... Mouse study holds promise for humans with hereditary disease ... reporting that they,ve discovered a molecular switch that appears ... in mice. , An estimated one out of every ... and disrupts a person,s ability to walk, talk, think ...
... , WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 This ... final passage of HR 3590, the so-called "Patient Protection and ... Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments: , ... debate in the Senate, but it,s far from the end ...
... Bill Must Be Improved: Anti-Choice Provisions in Senate and House ... Affordable , WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 The following ... for Women & Families: , "The Senate took a historic ... morning by passing comprehensive reform that will cover 31 million ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Skin Needs Protection From Winter Weather 2Health News:Keep Fire Safety in Mind as You Celebrate 2Health News:Scientists Find Molecular Switch Related to Huntington's 2Health News:FRC Statement on the Christmas Eve Passage of the Health Care 'Reform' Bill 2Health News:Senate Passage of Health Reform a Historic Milestone, National Partnership President Says 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July, 29  2014 ISPE—the International ... hired John Bournas as President and ... plans to leave the Society last fall.  Mr. ... competencies in the healthcare association industry as well ... Society a clear vision for the expansion of ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 McGraw-Hill Education Professional, a leading global ... and medical communities, has announced the launch of the ... of the world-renowned medical education platform. ... , available for download onto all iOS and Android ... gain access to valuable AccessMedicine diagnostic resources ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014  Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced the ... corporate logo. This is part of a comprehensive rebranding effort ... in Boston, MA , in 1959, IL ... since 1992.  Other companies in the group include Inova Diagnostics ... ( Barcelona, Spain ).  Like IL, these three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ISPE Hires Healthcare Association Exec as CEO 2ISPE Hires Healthcare Association Exec as CEO 3McGraw-Hill Education Professional's AccessMedicine App Delivers Instant Access to Essential Diagnostic Tools 2McGraw-Hill Education Professional's AccessMedicine App Delivers Instant Access to Essential Diagnostic Tools 3Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 2Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 3
... Va. , Jan. 29 Diffusion ... commercializing first-in-class drugs to treat serious or life-threatening unmet medical ... in additional private financing during the second half of ... $7.1 million . The financing was a combination of ...
... , CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Jan. 29 ... and biotech companies face tremendous pressure to keep the costs ... drug requires vast funding:  the typical drug development cycle, from ... and cost up to $1 billion .  Clinical trials ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC Closes on $5.9 Million Financing 2New Research from Best Practices Can Save Biopharma Companies Millions: Pharmaceutical New Product Planning - Structure and Activities to Drive Profitability 2New Research from Best Practices Can Save Biopharma Companies Millions: Pharmaceutical New Product Planning - Structure and Activities to Drive Profitability 3
... Series 2000 Pipette is a synonym for ... and robust design, and superior operating comfort. ... operate the measuring stroke and blow-out as ... "pipette/tip" system ensures utmost accuracy and precision. ...
25L...
This fixed-volume digital micropipet is used to accurately measure and transfer 50 microliters of solution....
50L...
Medicine Products: