Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society is an international scientific society that exists to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. Founded in 1958, the society currently consists of over 9,000 researchers in academia, government, and industry. Although the Society is based in the United States, it is an international organization. Overseas members currently comprise over one third of the total.

Website
http://www.biophysics.org/
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biophysical_Society

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Neuroscience

Sex and aggression in mice controlled by cold-sensor in brain

Testosterone is blamed for sex drive and aggression, but it also appears to be critical for telling the brain "enough!" when it comes to those behaviors. A molecule called TRPM8 (pronounced trip-M-8) embedded in the surface ...

Oncology & Cancer

'Local environment' plays key role in breast cancer progression

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women—one in eight (12.4 percent) in the U.S. will be diagnosed with it. Invasive breast cancer is dangerous for two reasons: It can aggressively spread to other organs ...

Oncology & Cancer

Ras protein's role in spreading cancer

Protein systems, such as Ras, make up the complex signaling pathways that control whether a cell divides or, in some cases, becomes cancerous and metastasizes into other regions of the body. For example, 98 percent of pancreatic ...