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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

First Model to Show Rapid Transition Toward Complete Germ-soma Differentiation
A math-biological model that shows how the transition of a colony of individual cells into an organized system of cells

Date: 14 May 2011, Rating: 5.00

Curing More Cervical Cancer Cases May Be in the Math
Cervical cancer is highly curable when caught early. But in a third of cases, the tumor responds poorly to therapy or recurs later, when cure is much less likely.

Date: 9 Mar 2010, Rating: 4.20

New Mathematical Model More Accurately Diagnoses Acute Heart Failure In Emergency Rooms
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have developed the first mathematical model in cardiology and emergency medicine to more quickly and reliably diagnose acute heart failure (AHF) in emergency room patients.

Date: 9 Mar 2010, Rating: 5.00

Computational Model Examines The Pathways Of Alzheimer's That Strikes At The Young
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a tragic disease that robs an individual of their memory and mental capacity.

Date: 9 Mar 2010, Rating: 5.00

How Proteins Find The Right DNA Sequences
Researchers have collaboratively developed a new theoretical model to explain how proteins can rapidly find specific DNA sequences, even though there are many obstacles in the way on the chromosomes.

Date: 9 Mar 2010, Rating: 3.33

Heart Failure Risk Model Validated
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine created the Health ABC Heart Failure Model for predicting risk of new onset heart failure in the elderly.

Date: 9 Mar 2010, Rating: 5.00

Best Heart Disease And Stroke Treatments For Patients With Diabetes Found With New Tool
Researchers have developed a computer model that medical doctors can use to determine the best time to begin using statin therapy in diabetes patients to help prevent heart disease and stroke.

Date: 9 Mar 2010, Rating: not rated

Mathematical Model Developed To Predict Immune Response To Influenza
Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a mathematical model to predict immune responses to infection with influenza A viruses, including novel viruses such as the emergent 2009 influenza A (H1N1).

Date: 9 Mar 2010, Rating: not rated

Model Predicts Dialysis Patients' Likelihood of Survival
A new model can help physicians determine if a kidney disease patient on dialysis is likely to die within the next few months, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the (CJASN).

Date: 9 Mar 2010, Rating: not rated

Rethinking the Antibody-Dependent Enhancement Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Model
Research recently published in PLoS Medicine challenges the dogma of the antibody-dependent enhancement model (ADE) for the development of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF).

Date: 9 Mar 2010, Rating: not rated

The Mathematics Behind a Good Night's Sleep
Why can't I fall asleep? Will this new medication keep me up all night? Can I sleep off this cold?

Date: 9 Mar 2010, Rating: 1.00

Found: An Underlying Pattern
Mathematics, statistics and computational methods are some of the key tools used by bioinformatics scientists to unlock patterns in large datasets.

Date: 28 Mar 2009, Rating: not rated

A mathematical and computational framework for quantitative comparison and integration of large-scale gene expression data
A mathematical and computational framework to help quantify, compare, visualize and interactively mine clusterings.

Date: 3 Nov 2008, Rating: 3.75, 8 pages

Flexible informatics for linking experimental data to mathematical models via DataRail
The authors describe the implementation of DataRail, an open source MATLAB-based toolbox that stores experimental data in flexible multi-dimensional arrays...

Date: 3 Nov 2008, Rating: 5.00, 7 pages

The geosimulation of West Nile virus propagation: a multi-agent and climate sensitive tool for risk management in public health
Since 1999, the expansion of the West Nile virus (WNV) epizooty has led public health authorities to build and operate surveillance systems in North America.

Date: 3 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated, 12 pages

Virginia Tech's System X supercomputer provides super tool for simulation of cell division
Virginia Tech researchers in computer science and biology have used the university's supercomputer, System X, to create models and algorithms that make it possible to simulate the cell cycle

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 5.00

An intelligent combination of mathematics and cell biology could spell death to brain tumours
Combining two separate observations of cells in brain tumours could enable doctors to improve the success rate of radiotherapy.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 5.00

Sound investment: A new mathematical method provides a better way to analyze noise
Humans have 200 million light receptors in their eyes, 10 to 20 million receptors devoted to smell, but only 8,000 dedicated to sound.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

A tiny pinch from a 'z-ring' helps bacteria cells divide
By applying advanced mathematics to laboratory data, a team led by Johns Hopkins researchers has solved a small but important part of this reproductive puzzle.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 3.80

UCLA develops new model to predict the spread of a 'super-bug' in L.A. county jail
Researchers at UCLA have developed a mathematical model that mimics a particularly nasty and ongoing outbreak in the Los Angeles County Jail (LACJ) of the flesh eating bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 4.00