Beautiful Science

PHOTO: BARTEK WACLAW AND MARTIN NOWAK

Researchers have used computer models of developing cancers to show how tiny movements of cells can quickly change a tumour's make-up, reinforcing what previous studies have found about how tumours evolve and spread. The study was a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. Dr Bartlomiej Waclaw of the University of Edinburgh said: "Computer modelling enables us to gain valuable insight into how this disease develops over time."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2015, with the headline 'Beautiful Science'. Print Edition | Subscribe