Psychological testing is dominated by expensive proprietary tests that have for the most part been developed using public research money. The licensing costs associated with testing makes access difficult or expensive and prevents access to useful testing where funding is limited or unavailable. Improving accessibility will have a substantial impact on the quality of both new research and current mental health care.
Cancer is caused by genes that were originally "good" genes that have turned "bad". Every organism needs these genes to develop from an egg into an adult, but when they mutate, they cause tumor development and growth. Fruit flies and humans share these genes and consequently also the cancer-causing genes. We will use fruit flies to study how cancer genes communicate with each other to form tumors.
Volcán de Fuego (or the "Volcano of Fire") in Guatemala is a very active volcano, typically having small explosions each day. During periods of increased activity, the volcano can erupt violently, threatening thousands. With better monitoring, scientists could suggest more accurate, and timely, evacuation plans.
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