Saturday, January 31, 2009

Physics, Math Provide Clues To Unraveling Cancer

Most of us know about the importance and relevance of physics already. But just in case there are still people out there who thinks that physics only deals with some esoteric questions that have no relevance with their lives, you can show them this as one of the evidence to falsify such a claim.

“The living cell is really a dynamic process. We need to consider the properties of physics to help us understand these data. In order to develop a drug directed against a given molecule that has real hope of treating cancer, we need to understand how that molecule is sitting in the cell, interacting with other molecules,” says Merajver, professor of internal medicine at the U-M Medical School.

After that, show them the computer they're using to read something like this as further evidence. :)


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