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Mathematical Biology

 Math and biology professor Frederick Adler and math doctoral student Chris Remien have developed an equation to help gauge aid for Tylenol overdose patients. Read the full article here.

BYU MATHLETES

 
What if we treated star students like star athletes? That's the question that motivated this video about Sam Dittmer, Hyrum Golze, and Robert Yang– three of BYU's top mathletes. See the video here

Mathematic Sculpturing

 

Erik, a math prodigy who was honored in Popular Science's second annual Brilliant 10, and his father Martin, an artist who was drawn into math through his son, built the piece by starting with a three-dimensional hexagon they folded from paper. They then inputted the shape into a computer and virtually erased all of the paper, so that only the creases remained. To read the full article click here 

 

Screwy Symmetry


New mathematical discoveries have made it possible to transform a clockwise helix into a counterclockwise one, or vice versa. To read the full article click here.

IT'S TRUE, MATH CAN BE PRETTY

Yes.  Art and math DO have something in common.  



Use Your Brain to Overcome... Your Brain?


Using brain-imaging technology, University of Chicago scientists have discovered new information on how some students are able to overcome their fears and succeed in math. Read the full article here

Math = Power

Scientists have discovered that by altering the shape of the surface area of each particle where it presses against the next, it is possible to change how the energy moves. While this finding is yet to be demonstrated experimentally, Sen said that "mathematically, it's correct. We have proven it."

Particles

Using Mathematics to Fight Cancer

In recent years there have been numerous attempts to use Mathematics to find a cure for cancer.

Many of these theories use differential equations to model the growth and spread of cancers and their response to various treatments and the immune system. Read more about the ways that scientists are using math to try and cure cancer by clicking here.

All Around Us

 Pop quiz!  What do a New York water tank and a fire hydrant bolt have in common?

The answer:  both contain surprising applications of math.  Check out the New York Times article to find out more about the math that's all around us.

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Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

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