A Public Discuss on Quantitative Biology and Most cancers Analysis

Enterprise of Biotech: The Bathtub Mechanism (Most cancers Analysis) by John McGowan Ph.D.

When: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
The place: BioCurious, 845 Stewart Drive, Suite C, Sunnyvale, CA, United States (Silicon Valley)
Worth: $20.00 (US {Dollars})


Most cancers is the second main explanation for loss of life in the US. If deaths from coronary heart illness proceed to say no, most cancers is more likely to develop into the main explanation for loss of life sooner or later. It’s probably between one in 4 and one in three readers will die from most cancers if present tendencies proceed.

Most cancers is considered brought on by the buildup of dozens of mutations of most cancers genes or “oncogenes” and tumor suppressor genes found within the final forty years. This complicated plethora of most cancers genes and the genetic instability that allows most cancers cells to adapt to identified anti-cancer medicine presents apparently intractable issues for present approaches for the treatment or efficient therapy of most cancers.

On this presentation, Dr. McGowan discusses doable strategies to make use of techniques of “good medicine” that carry out logical or mathematical calculations inside cells and selectively kill most cancers cells utilizing qualitative options of most cancers cells impartial of particular person oncogenes and oncoproteins. He’ll talk about the technical feasibility evaluation of the Bathtub Mechanism, a comparatively easy system of three to 12 medicine that could possibly selectively kill cells with an irregular variety of chromosomes, a standard attribute of many most cancers cells. He’ll talk about the technical feasibility evaluation of this idea utilizing pc simulations of cell chemistry and laboratory fashions similar to yeast. He’ll talk about the prospects for an open-source and/or Web-assisted collaboration of specialists in numerous areas each to evaluate the technical feasibility of the idea — and different comparable ideas — and even to truly implement the idea.

Following are some articles of Dr. McGowan’s on the topic:


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In regards to the Writer

John F. McGowan, Ph.D. solves issues utilizing arithmetic and mathematical software program, together with creating video compression and speech recognition applied sciences. He has intensive expertise creating software program in C, C++, Visible Fundamental, Mathematica, MATLAB, and lots of different programming languages. He’s in all probability finest identified for his AVI Overview, an Web FAQ (Often Requested Questions) on the Microsoft AVI (Audio Video Interleave) file format. He has labored as a contractor at NASA Ames Analysis Middle concerned within the analysis and growth of picture and video processing algorithms and know-how. He has printed articles on the origin and evolution of life, the exploration of Mars (anticipating the invention of methane on Mars), and low cost entry to area. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the College of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Expertise (Caltech). He might be reached at [email protected].