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Biomathematics

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

Mathematics Provides Answer To Airport Security Puzzle
High flyers will enjoy faster and safer travel in the future, thanks to mathematicians at The University of Manchester and airport security specialists Rapiscan Systems.

Date: 16 Oct 2006, Rating: 2.00

The future of the HIV pandemic
Mathematical models are shown to be useful for making qualitative predictions about the relative importance of different behaviours for the spread of HIV over time and for interpreting observed trends in HIV prevalence from sentinel surveillance sites.

Date: 14 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

A mathematical model for the burden of diabetes and its complications
In this paper, a mathematical model was proposed to deal with the dynamics of a population of diabetes.

Date: 14 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.90, 10 pages

The Role of Mathematical Modeling in Evidence-based Malaria Control
The article emphasized that for a successful malaria control it is critically important to describe what models can and cannot do.

Date: 14 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00, 5 pages

Understanding biological complexity: lessons from the past
The information flow is so great, however, that using intuition alone to draw connections is unrealistic. Thus, the need to integrate mathematical biology with experimental biology is greater than ever.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated, 2 pages

Extending knowledge of Escherichia coli metabolism by modeling and experiment
A minireview of studies that used mathematical modeling and a combination of gene expression and protein levels to predict new gene functions and metabolic behaviors on Escherichia coli...

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Molecular biology of breast metastasis: The use of mathematical models to determine relapse and to predict response to chemotherapy in breast cancer
The article discusses several models, with a focus on how they have been used to predict the initiation time of metastatic growth, the effect of operative therapy on the growth of metastases, and the optimal administration strategy for chemotherapy.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.33, 6 pages

What Are The Chances? Mathematician Solves Evolutionary Mystery
For the last two years, a mathematics professor in MTU has been working on a mathematical solution to a challenging biological puzzle: Why is the typical evolutionary tree so lopsided?

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: 8.00

New Mathematical Algorithms Might Help Diagnose Cancer
Dartmouth researchers have developed an algorithm that might someday be used to analyze blood for diagnostic purposes.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Predicting Risk of Mosquito-Borne Disease in Variable Environments
Using a mathematical modeling approach, scientists found that the rate humans are bitten and the proportion of infectious mosquitoes peak at different times and places.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.50

Using Statistics to Decipher Secrets of Natural Mutation
A new mathematical approach for analyzing the complex, subtle patterns of natural mutation in DNA is likely to help biologists understand how mutation contributes to evolutionary change in mammals.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

UA Mathematicians Predict Patterns in Fingerprints, Cacti
Patterns in nature can be seen every day, yet in many cases, little is understood about how and why they form. Now, mathematicians found a way to predict natural patterns.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.43

Research Explores Addiction As Computational Process
A University of Minnesota researcher developed a computational model of addiction which can be used to make predictions about human behavior, animal behavior, and neurophysiology.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Computational Tool Predicts How Drugs Work In Cells, Advancing Efforts To Design Better Medicines
Using computational tool, drug developers can design compounds that will act on only desired gene and protein targets, eliciting therapeutic responses free of unwanted side effects.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: 1.00

New Teams Join Network To Model Pandemic Flu, Other Infectious Outbreaks
Four new scientific teams joined an international research network developing computer-based simulations of pandemic flu and other infectious disease outbreaks...

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

The Math Of Deadly Waves
Mathematics has a role to play in washing away misconceptions and myths about these deadly waves -- and potentially saving lives, says mathematical analyst.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: 9.00

Delft Mathematician Enhances Protectiveness Of Military Uniform
Delft researcher believes that within a few years it will be possible to calculate a realistic model of the human body with protective clothing...

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

New Math Model Finds That The Cochlea's Spiral Shape Enhances Low Frequencies
It was once thought that the spiral shape of the cochlea had no effect on how it functions. Recently, a mathematical model shows that its shape acts to enhance the low frequency sounds that we use to communicate with one another.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.75

Simple explanation for complex pattern of feather development
Biologists tested a mathematical model of the mechanism birds use to control the growth of complex feathers.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Mathematical models have given physicists a new look at DNA's chemical counterpart, RNA
The models -- showing that RNA behaves differently depending on the temperature of its environment -- may help biologists better understand how life evolved on Earth.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.00