Gongol.com Archives: June 2008
Brian Gongol

June 19, 2008

Water News Water agencies resist push to get rid of gas chlorination

Health New research uses math to figure out how to fight leukemia
The field of computational biology (using math to figure out how to deal with living systems) has really taken off in recent years, and one study seems to have shown that by using mathematical models, doctors can figure out exactly how much chemotherapy to apply at just what times to ensure that leukemia patients have the best-possible survival rate. Treatments can be individualized to the specific patient for maximum effectiveness. This is exactly the kind of research (and field of business) that Microsoft ought to be getting into instead of pursuing Yahoo and other online businesses. Surely there must be hundreds (or even thousands) of applications for computational approaches to better medicine that we just haven't tried yet.