Growing Cancer Cells & Coronal Mass Ejections Are Visually Similar



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.

source: Departments of Physics, Aberystwyth University


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ASR syndrome scales and (brain) connectivity associations


I found an interesting poster on brain connectivity associations of the ASR syndrome categorized by scales (depressed, stomach complaint, withdrawn, attention problems, thought problems, tobacco use, etc…) presented during the 2014 meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP 2014) and wanted to share the graphic (2nd image) with you.

ASR syndrome scales

ASR syndrome scales

Connectivity Associations

Source: Figshare – SOBP 2014 Poster: Connectome-Wide Signatures of Dimensional Psychiatric Symptomatology
License: CC-BY