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.

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First Model to Show Rapid Transition Toward Complete Germ-soma Differentiation

14 May 2011

Rating: 5.00

A math-biological model that shows how the transition of a colony of individual cells into an organized system of cells

Curing More Cervical Cancer Cases May Be in the Math

9 Mar 2010

Rating: 4.20

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.

New Mathematical Model More Accurately Diagnoses Acute Heart Failure In Emergency Rooms

9 Mar 2010

Rating: 5.00

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.

Computational Model Examines The Pathways Of Alzheimer's That Strikes At The Young

9 Mar 2010

Rating: 5.00

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a tragic disease that robs an individual of their memory and mental capacity.

How Proteins Find The Right DNA Sequences

9 Mar 2010

Rating: 3.33

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.

Heart Failure Risk Model Validated

9 Mar 2010

Rating: 5.00

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.

Best Heart Disease And Stroke Treatments For Patients With Diabetes Found With New Tool

9 Mar 2010

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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.

Mathematical Model Developed To Predict Immune Response To Influenza

9 Mar 2010

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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).

Model Predicts Dialysis Patients' Likelihood of Survival

9 Mar 2010

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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).

Rethinking the Antibody-Dependent Enhancement Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Model

9 Mar 2010

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Research recently published in PLoS Medicine challenges the dogma of the antibody-dependent enhancement model (ADE) for the development of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF).

The Mathematics Behind a Good Night's Sleep

9 Mar 2010

Rating: 1.00

Why can't I fall asleep? Will this new medication keep me up all night? Can I sleep off this cold?

Found: An Underlying Pattern

28 Mar 2009

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

A mathematical and computational framework for quantitative comparison and integration of large-scale gene expression data

3 Nov 2008

Rating: 3.75

A mathematical and computational framework to help quantify, compare, visualize and interactively mine clusterings.

Flexible informatics for linking experimental data to mathematical models via DataRail

3 Nov 2008

Rating: 5.00

The authors describe the implementation of DataRail, an open source MATLAB-based toolbox that stores experimental data in flexible multi-dimensional arrays...

The geosimulation of West Nile virus propagation: a multi-agent and climate sensitive tool for risk management in public health

3 Nov 2008

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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.

Virginia Tech's System X supercomputer provides super tool for simulation of cell division

30 Oct 2008

Rating: 5.00

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

An intelligent combination of mathematics and cell biology could spell death to brain tumours

30 Oct 2008

Rating: 5.00

Combining two separate observations of cells in brain tumours could enable doctors to improve the success rate of radiotherapy.

Sound investment: A new mathematical method provides a better way to analyze noise

30 Oct 2008

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Humans have 200 million light receptors in their eyes, 10 to 20 million receptors devoted to smell, but only 8,000 dedicated to sound.

A tiny pinch from a 'z-ring' helps bacteria cells divide

30 Oct 2008

Rating: 3.80

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.

UCLA develops new model to predict the spread of a 'super-bug' in L.A. county jail

30 Oct 2008

Rating: 4.00

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.