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What can a snowflake teach us about how cancer spreads in the body?
December 5, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.What can seashells, lightning and the coastline of Britain teach us about new drugs for cancer? The answer, according to a team of researchers at the University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering, may revolve around fractals, the infinitely complex patterns found in nature. Full Story
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