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BY Jenny Montgomery

It’s a good bet that somewhere out there, perhaps on the other side of the globe, a package from MD Anderson will be delivered to a cancer researcher today. Inside, the recipient will find a carefully cushioned plastic body part. Possibly a head, spinal cord or liver.

Following the enclosed instructions, they’ll position the “anthropomorphic phantom” under their radiation therapy machine as they would a patient and run through...

Physicist David Followill, Ph.D.

BY Jenny Montgomery

Julianne Pollard-Larkin, an assistant professor of Radiation Physics, always loved math and science. As a teen, she once signed herself up...

BY Jenny Montgomery

Like millions of other people, physician assistant Aki Ohinata gets bored with exercise. But instead of longing for a comfy couch and a bag...

BY Jenny Montgomery

After a long day of helping MD Anderson's researchers pursue a cure for cancer, Jared Burks, Ph.D., relaxes by custom crafting his own LEGO minifigures.

For Burks, the biggest problem with LEGOs is the limited selection of minifigures. Where's the Dr. Who collection? How about some zombie-fighting "Walking Dead" characters?

Burks' solution is to custom-craft his own minifigures. In fact, he's created thousands...

BY Jenny Montgomery

When Sara Souto Strom was growing up in Argentina, she wanted to be a mathematician. But she became a marine biologist instead. Then a cancer...