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The Washington Post: At NIH, one woman says gender bias has blocked promotions
Research has found gender bias in tenure awards; other medical institutions also lag.
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The Washington Post: Gene test can reduce chemo use among breast-cancer patients, study says
A large clinical trial in Europe concluded that half of women with "high" risk, early-stage breast cancer might safely avoid chemo.
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The Washington Post: Zika and the race to quell outbreaks: My talk with Anthony Fauci, NIH’s top vaccine expert
Anthony Fauci has spent his career hunting ways to treat and prevent infectious diseases.
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The Washington Post: Challenge to presidential candidates: Debate about science
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The Washington Post: An alarming number of scientific papers contain Excel errors
Excel's default settings are causing scientific screw-ups
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The Washington Post: As people flee disasters, is this what climate change looks like?
As people flee disasters, is this what climate change looks like?
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The Washington Post: What a well-known researcher discovered when he asked people to flip a coin on important life decisions
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I forgot to share this this when it was hot off the press, but last week +David Basanta, +Jacob Scott, +Robert Vander Velde, and I released our latest preprint on the evolutionary games of cancer.

Here we introduce the double goods game for modeling acidity as a public good for all cancer cells, and oxygen from vasculature as a club good for non-glycolytic cancer cells. In this preprint, we focus on the case of linear goods, showing that our game has an internal equilibrium that one might not expect from previous analyses of the games in isolation. The dynamics in this case are (almost) identical to the optional public goods game (with the glycolytic cells as loners, and the slope of the acidity benefit function as their reward). The three possible dynamics regimes also have important consequences for treatment, in particular when it comes to scheduling concerns like timing, duration, and order.

If you prefer blog posts then this recent post has an overview of much of the content of the paper:

https://egtheory.wordpress.com/2016/07/14/double-goods-dex/

If you still don't feel comfortable citing blog posts in your papers, but wanted to cite some of my work from TheEGG, then look at the appendices of this recent paper. What you want to cite might be there.

For those that prefer arXiv to the bioRxiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.00985

If you have any comments on the work then please let me know. Either in the comments here, on the blog, or through email.
Background: Tumours are diverse ecosystems with persistent heterogeneity in various cancer hallmarks like self-sufficiency of growth factor production for angiogenesis and reprogramming of energy-metabolism for aerobic glycolysis. This heterogeneity has consequences for diagnosis, treatment, and disease progression. Methods: We introduce the double goods game to study the dynamics of these traits using evolutionary game theory. We model glycolyti...
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Scientists lead many powerful countries, including China and Germany, but they have never gotten a political foothold in the United States.
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+David Basanta I said that based on evidence best leaders around the world aren't scientists.
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  • King's College London
    PhD, 2001 - 2005
  • Universidad de Oviedo
    Computer Science, 1992 - 2000
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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.

I am also involved in Pint of Science US, a science outreach organisation that you really want to follow/join/help.
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