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More cities, more speakers, more bars and more companies like +eLife Sciences helping. #pint15  is shaping up to be a great festival!
 
Many thanks to +eLife Sciences for their support to our science festival. All Our body events have been sponsored by them across the 9 US cities where the festival will take. In the meantime, have you booked your place? It's free: http://pintofscience.us/events/

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Houston friends, here's something for you.
 
Houston, we have lift off! Our first ever pint of science event will be held in Space city on Monday May 18th. Our special guest speaker will be the Director of the Rice Space Institute, David Alexander. Get your free tickets by following the link below. Then soak up some knowledge of the sun whilst sipping on your half price Texas craft brew!

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I know that there are plenty of science lovers in San Francisco. So much so that I like to refer to it as the Tampa Bay of the Pacific Coast.
Get ready because this tickets to listen (and talk to) Michael Eisen  and Nicole King are going to go fast!
 
Our very first event in the San Francisco Bay area is live. It will be one small and intimate gig so tickets will go fast! Look forward to an evening of evolutionary wonder with talks from Nicole King and Michael Eisen.

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On the difficulty of comparing cancer survival rates across different countries.
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My reading seems to put more weight on the differences in screening though which is the point I was trying to make which make comparisons across countries tricker
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Up early tomorrow morning? Tune up to +WUSF Public Broadcasting to listen to Mark Schreiner interview +Parmvir Bahia and Tampa coordinator Kim Luddy about the Pint of Science US festival.

If you are more likely to listen to the radio between 8:30-9:00 am then tune in again at 8:44 to listen to the piece being broadcasted again.
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+Parmvir Bahia's #TEDxUSF talk has made it to TEDx's +YouTube channel. Watch it here in all it's glory. And while you are at it, here's the +Pint of Science US website where you can find about all the events that will take place next week: http://pintofscience.us/events/ 

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Just a few days before our science festival but do you want to know what's all about? Listen to +Parmvir Bahia give some cheers to Science while she explains why you should be booking your free ticket to next week's events: http://pintofscience.us/events/
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Part of a worrying trend (where Florida officials are not allowed to use the words climate change or global warming) that needs to be reversed.
Imagine visiting Yellowstone this summer. You wake up before dawn to take a picture of the sunrise over the mists emanating from Yellowstone hot springs. A thunderhead towers above the rising sun, and the picture turns out beautifully. You submit the photo to a contest sponsored by the National Weather...
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+Maurizio Morabito​ Its actually pretty obvious how the law will be interpreted and what it will be used for. Fracking companies have a strangle hold on Wyoming gov't and are constantly trying to dismantle enviornmental regulations. My last post uses fracking as an example because we already know exactly the types of laws they try to impliment and how they influece state gov'ts to push legislation that advances their corporate interests.

"Wyoming was the first state to require gas drillers to disclose the chemicals used to frack wells. But... state regulators have approved 50 requests by gas and oil companies not to make certain ingredients public...
Wyoming’s law, like Pennsylvania’s requirements, allow companies to withhold information they say are trade secrets, or proprietary...
But in Wyoming, the state’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has oversight...
The group says the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission acted illegally by granting exemptions to the state’s disclosure law."
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2012/03/23/environmental-law-firm-says-wyomings-fracking-disclosure-law-falls-short/

This article isnt about pictures at Yellowstone. Its about companies influencing gov'ts (like above) so they can get away with doing whatever they want and now making it a criminal offence to collect evidence about their actions.
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Tissue grown from biopsies shown to closely mimic patients’ tumours, allowing researchers to study specific mutations and identify most promising drugs
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you call that oncology!? this is someone's nightmare without complaint
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Can game theory explain cancer?

As many of you know I consider evolutionary game theory an excellent tool in which to investigate cancer progression as it allows us to consider how cell interactions drive selection in an evolving tumor. Given the current emphasis in tumor heterogeneity, understanding how these interactions impact cancer progression is key.

The majority of game theoretical models of cancer are qualitative in nature but Marco Archetti at +University of East Anglia and colleagues have use it to explain experimental results in pancreatic cancer. Public good games describe a wide range of games that appear to be very applicable to cancer. This promises to be only the first study in many to come.
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I look forward to reading this :)
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New +Warburgs Lens entry with a model of #immunotherapy
A stochastic individual-based model for immunotherapy of cancer Martina Baar, Loren Coquille, Hannah Mayer, Michael Hölzel, Meri Rogava, Thomas Tüting, Anton Bovier    We propose an extension of a standard stochastic indiv...
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It's May 4th...have you got your free bookings?
 
Don't go to the dark side, let +Pint of Science enlighten you! Get your tickets to our events now:

 http://pintofscience.us/events/  

and May the fourth be with you!

#pint15   #Boston   #Cambridge   #Chicago   #Houston   #losangeles   #NYC   #philadelphia   #sandiego   #sanfrancisco   #Tampa  
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Cancers grow and change following Darwinian-style evolution.
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Mathematical modeller studying evolutionary dynamics in cancer and working with cancer biologists and doctors at the Moffitt Cancer Center. Since I am not a medical doctor, please keep in mind that my views just represent those of a student of certain aspects of cancer using mathematical approaches.

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