Biologists often view cancer primarily as a genetic program gone wrong, with mutations and epigenetic changes producing cells that don’t behave the way they should: Genes associated with cell division and growth may be turned up, and genes for programmed cell death may be turned down. To a small but growing number of physicists, however, the shape-shifting and behavior changes in cancer cells evoke not an errant genetic program but a phase transition. The phase transition—a change in a material’s internal organization between ordered and disordered states—is a bedrock concept in physics. Anyone who has watched ice melt or water boil has witnessed a phase transition. Physicists have also identified such transitions in magnets, crystals, flocking birds and even cells (and cellular components) placed in artificial environments.
- Sometimes where you come from, such as a small WV farm, makes you all the more interesting.
- I try to remember that I am always at least partially wrong, that keeps me humble-ish.
- I talk about science, technology, and politics. Typically I will not shy away from areas that folks avoid as the discussion can have value. I have studied finance and management information systems. I apply systems engineering, which I've also studied. I have worked in the government. I now am implementing projects. I will not let you off the hook for misinformation and most often call you out for bias (we all have them, just own up!).
- I have stopped posting to individual circles for most posts. This is because G+ penalizes non-public posts.
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