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Biomathematics, or mathematical biology, is an interdisciplinary field of biology which aims at modeling natural, biological processes using mathematical techniques and tools. It has both practical and theoretical applications in biological research.

Biomathematics Articles

New Research Helps Explain the Rise in Hospital MRSA Infections
A new mathematical model helps explain why infections represent a serious threat and why attempts to control MRSA, the so-called 'superbug', have failed or met limited success.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 4.00

New treatment model for HIV
Treatment of HIV patients must balance the need to suppress viral replication against the harmful side effects and significant cost to the patient of antiretroviral therapy.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 3.00

The earliest settlers' antiquity and evolutionary history of Indian populations: evidence from M2 mtDNA lineage
The "out of Africa" model postulating single "southern route" dispersal posits arrival of "Anatomically Modern Human" to Indian subcontinent around 66–70 thousand years before present (kyBP).

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 5.00, 12 pages

Genetic variation in the invasive avian parasite, Philornis downsi (Diptera, Muscidae) on the Galápagos archipelago
Understanding the dispersal and genetic structure of invasive insects across islands is important for designing management plans that are appropriate at spatial and temporal scales.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 1.00, 12 pages

Asymmetric competitive suppression between strains of dengue virus
Within-host competition between strains of a vector-borne pathogen can affect strain frequencies in both the host and vector, thereby affecting viral population dynamics.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 5.00, 12 pages

Yes, No, Maybe So: New Model Helps Identify What Works In Mental Health Treatment
In a race to achieve accountability and credibility, the mental health profession has looked to develop evidence-based treatments

Date: 29 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

New Model Predicts Long-term Survival Of Critically Ill Patients
The long term survival of critically ill patients may now be predicted, using a new model which has been developed by Clinical Associate Professor Ho and his co-investigators at Royal Perth Hospital and the University of Western Australia

Date: 29 Oct 2008, Rating: 4.00

Mathematicians Find New Solutions To An Ancient Puzzle
Many people find complex math puzzling, including some mathematicians.

Date: 29 Oct 2008, Rating: 2.00

Distribution Of Creatures Great And Small Can Be Predicted Mathematically
In studying how animals change size as they evolve, biologists have unearthed several interesting patterns.

Date: 29 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Engineers Create 3-D Model To Help Biologists Combat Blue Tongue Virus
A large 3D model of the Blue Tongue virus has been created by WMG engineering researchers at the University of Warwick that will help biologists devise new ways to combat the virus and protect millions of livestock from infection.

Date: 29 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Novel Mathematical Model Predicts New Wave Of Drug-resistant HIV Infections In San Francisco
A mathematical model shows that a new wave of drug-resistant HIV is rising among among men in San Francisco who have sex with men and that this trend will continue over the next few years

Date: 29 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

A new computational technique predicts side-effects of a major cancer drug
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a novel computer technique to search for the side effects of major pharmaceuticals.

Date: 29 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

A mathematical model for electrical stimulation of a monolayer of cardiac cells
The goal of our study is to examine the effect of stimulating a two-dimensional sheet of myocardial cells. We assume that the stimulating electrode is located in a bath perfusing the tissue.

Date: 4 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Model for cancer cure
The outcome for some cancer patients can now be predicted much earlier by making the right choice of treatment based on a mathematical model rather than the current life-table method

Date: 4 Dec 2007, Rating: 4.00

New Models of Weather Pattern
For a mathematician, Joseph Biello spends a lot of time thinking about the weather. But the UC Davis assistant professor isn't looking out the office window.

Date: 4 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

From molecules to the Milky Way: dealing with the data deluge
Most people have a few gigabytes of files on their PC. In the next decade, astronomers expect to be processing 10 million gigabytes of data every hour from the Square Kilometre Array telescope.

Date: 4 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

A mighty number falls
Mathematicians and number buffs have their records. And today, an international team has broken a long-standing one in an impressive feat of calculation.

Date: 4 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

New £6m biocentre to revolutionise the production of safer medicines
The University of Manchester has been awarded £6m to open a new biocentre which will revolutionise the way future medicines are produced - making them safer and more effective.

Date: 4 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

Hebrew University Scientists Shed Lights On How Bacteria Persist Despite Antibiotics
Researchers have demonstrated the constant presence of antibiotic-tolerant "persistent cells" within bacteria colonies and have shown, through mathematical modeling, how these cells develop into "normal" cells following their survival

Date: 4 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

UCLA mathematician works to make virtual surgery a reality
A surgeon accidently kills a patient, undoes the error and starts over again. Can mathematics make such science fiction a reality?

Date: 4 Dec 2007, Rating: 3.00