Category Archives: In Focus

Model researcher

Model researcher

Mathematical and computational biologist Jana Gevertz devises equations that mimic tumor progression. Her work is helping in the fight against glioblastoma, a complex and deadly form of brain cancer that poses a persistent challenge to researchers and clinicians. Continue Reading

Navigating the ever-changing world of Internet-based Health Communication

Navigating the ever-changing world of Internet-based Health Communication

Yifeng Hu explores the eclectic offerings available through new media—from medical blogs and commercial websites, to 3D virtual worlds where people with disabilities communicate through avatars, to mobile apps that transmit dietary tips to shoppers as they cruise grocery store aisles. Her findings have implications for policymakers, medical professionals, and cure seekers. Continue Reading

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