Could energy overload drive cancer risk?

New research by External Professor John Pepper offers an intriguing theory for how cancer evolves in people with obesity, diabetes, and chronic inflammation: By providing an over-abundance of energy to cells, these diseases might super-charge their growth and cause them to become cancerous.

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Which ecosystem changes can be reversed?

A working group meets to explore the complex dynamics between plants and animals, predators and prey, and how changes in those interactions can lead to irreversible transitions in ecological communities.

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Video: Networks Thinking Themselves

Danielle Bassett presented an SFI Community Lecture on networks and how we, as networks, use network science to think about ourselves at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on February 19.

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Two AAAS sessions trace humanity’s place in the web of life

Jennifer Dunne, Stefani Crabtree, and colleagues present their ArcheoEcology work in two back-to-back symposia, “How Human Interactions with Biodiversity Shape Socio-Ecological Dynamics in Deep Time” on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 and 3:30 pm at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C.

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New books by SFI authors, Winter 2018

New books by SFI Authors, highlighted in the Winter 2018-2019 Parallax, inclue Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems, The Model Thinker, Shadows of Doubt, Computational Matter, Viruses as Complex Adaptive Systems, and Pertussis.

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