Going Viral: Modeling Ebola

Alexander Gelfand


In the midst of the Ebola epidemic, modelers tried to predict its spread, with some success. Now they’re reflecting on the lessons learned.


Researchers now have a tool for imaging the structures of biological molecules—and they are reaping the benefits big time.

Computing the Gut

Esther Landhuis


How are mathematics and systems approaches shedding light on gut formation and microbial interaction?

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Privacy-protecting analysis of distributed big data

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A practical solution for sharing patient data while maintaining privacy protections.

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