Earth Day

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Earth Day was started in 1970 to bring awareness that environmental reform needs to occur after a massive oil spill occurred in Santa Barbra, California. On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Today, the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. 

While the fight for a clean environment is occurring, the fight against ovarian cancer is progressing as well. Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, are using 3D models, whereby cancer cells are floated in a culture meant to replicate the abdomen of women with ovarian cancer. The use of 3D models is expected to better understand how the cancer spreads and also how the various drugs work. To learn more about 3D technology in the fight against ovarian cancer click here.

 

References:

"The History of Earth Day | Earth Day Network." Earth Day Network. Web. 22 Apr. 2016.

"3D Technology in the Fight against Ovarian Cancer." SciDev.Net South-East Asia & Pacific. Web. 22 Apr. 2016.




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