Using solar and astronomical image processing techniques and mathematical theory we have developed novel image analysis techniques to track the growth of tumours and other cell-based structures, which can be crucial for advancements of therapeutics to treat diseases such as cancers.
The visual similarities between coronal mass ejections and the outward invasion of cells from a tumour spheroid are striking. This study aims to help us better understand changes in the tissue architecture which are associated with tumour growth.
A study recently published by Haifeng et al. demonstrated the use of sperms guided by a magnetic source (so called spermbots) to deliver chemical injections to cervical cancer cells. A video of this demonstrations (see below) has been published by New Scientist.
The Mariana backarc, the same location of the deepest point on Earth, is where the thermal vents occur due to the spreading of two plates. In other words, the spreading apart of the sea floor results in a trench like the Mariana trench. At such backarcs, and the similar but not the same Mid-Ocean Ridges, “black smokers” form.
The following video is a fly-thru movie at the Mariana backarc in search for HydroThermal vents (second video).