New computational strategy designed for more personalized cancer treatment

Mathematicians and cancer scientists have found a way to simplify complex biomolecular data about tumors, in principle making it easier to prescribe the appropriate treatment for a specific patient. The new computational strategy transforms highly complex information into a simplified format that emphasizes patient-to-patient variation in the molecular signatures of cancer cells, the researchers say. […]

Virtual avatar-to-avatar interviews may improve eyewitness testimony

Immersive virtual environments — where officials interview eyewitnesses using digital representations, or avatars, instead of interacting in person — may increase the accuracy and amount of recalled information, shows research in Frontiers in Psychology. In this first-of-its-kind study, eyewitnesses of a mock car theft provided as much as 60% more information when interviewed in an […]

An Expansion in Research

An Expansion in Research May 14, 2018 Over the past three years, the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has thoughtfully cultivated a blossoming research enterprise. “The research enterprise has grown significantly … as a result of investment from the school and from the university,” explained Robert Miller, PhD, senior […]

Are your children overdoing it? Too many extracurricular activities can do more harm than good

These are the typical weekly extracurricular activity schedules of a subset of the studied children. Credit: © Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. These are the typical weekly extracurricular activity schedules of a subset of the studied children. Credit: © Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. Close The growing demand for children to get involved in organized […]

Scientists design new computational strategy to enable more personalized cancer treatment

Mathematicians and cancer scientists have found a way to simplify complex biomolecular data about tumors, in principle making it easier to prescribe the appropriate treatment for a specific patient. The new computational strategy transforms highly complex information into a simplified format that emphasizes patient-to-patient variation in the molecular signatures of cancer cells, the researchers say. […]