Exploring Mathematical Modeling in Biology Through Case Studies and Experimental Activities

Exploring Mathematical Modeling in Biology Through Case Studies and Experimental Activities
Author: Rebecca Sanft,Anne Walter
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN 10: 0128195967
ISBN 13: 9780128195963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Mathematical Modeling in Biology Through Case Studies and Experimental Activities Book Review:

Exploring Mathematical Modeling in Biology through Case Studies and Experimental Activities provides supporting materials for courses taken by students majoring in mathematics, computer science or in the life sciences. The book's cases and lab exercises focus on hypothesis testing and model development in the context of real data. The supporting mathematical, coding and biological background permit readers to explore a problem, understand assumptions, and the meaning of their results. The experiential components provide hands-on learning both in the lab and on the computer. As a beginning text in modeling, readers will learn to value the approach and apply competencies in other settings. Included case studies focus on building a model to solve a particular biological problem from concept and translation into a mathematical form, to validating the parameters, testing the quality of the model and finally interpreting the outcome in biological terms. The book also shows how particular mathematical approaches are adapted to a variety of problems at multiple biological scales. Finally, the labs bring the biological problems and the practical issues of collecting data to actually test the model and/or adapting the mathematics to the data that can be collected. Presents a single volume on mathematics and biological examples, with data and wet lab experiences suitable for non-experts Contains three real-world biological case studies and one wet lab for application of the mathematical models Includes R code templates throughout the text, which are also available through an online repository, along with the necessary data files to complete all projects and labs

Control Theory in Biomedical Engineering

Control Theory in Biomedical Engineering
Author: Olfa Boubaker
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 0128226218
ISBN 13: 9780128226216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Control Theory in Biomedical Engineering Book Review:

Control Theory in Biomedical Engineering: Applications in Physiology and Medical Robotics highlights the importance of control theory and feedback control in our lives and explains how this theory is central to future medical developments. Control theory is fundamental for understanding feedback paths in physiological systems (endocrine system, immune system, neurological system) and a concept for building artificial organs. The book is suitable for graduate students and researchers in the control engineering and biomedical engineering fields, and medical students and practitioners seeking to enhance their understanding of physiological processes, medical robotics (legs, hands, knees), and controlling artificial devices (pacemakers, insulin injection devices). Control theory profoundly impacts the everyday lives of a large part of the human population including the disabled and the elderly who use assistive and rehabilitation robots for improving the quality of their lives and increasing their independence. Gives an overview of state-of-the-art control theory in physiology, emphasizing the importance of this theory in the medical field through concrete examples, e.g., endocrine, immune, and neurological systems Takes a comprehensive look at advances in medical robotics and rehabilitation devices and presents case studies focusing on their feedback control Presents the significance of control theory in the pervasiveness of medical robots in surgery, exploration, diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation

Annual Report Intramural Activities

Annual Report  Intramural Activities
Author: National Cancer Institute (U.S.). Division of Cancer Etiology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCBK:C047297913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annual Report

Annual Report
Author: National Cancer Institute (U.S.). Division of Cancer Etiology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:HR00820393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mathematical Modeling in Systems Biology

Mathematical Modeling in Systems Biology
Author: Brian P. Ingalls
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-07-05
ISBN 10: 0262018888
ISBN 13: 9780262018883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Modeling in Systems Biology Book Review:

An introduction to the mathematical concepts and techniques needed for the construction and analysis of models in molecular systems biology. Systems techniques are integral to current research in molecular cell biology, and system-level investigations are often accompanied by mathematical models. These models serve as working hypotheses: they help us to understand and predict the behavior of complex systems. This book offers an introduction to mathematical concepts and techniques needed for the construction and interpretation of models in molecular systems biology. It is accessible to upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in life science or engineering who have some familiarity with calculus, and will be a useful reference for researchers at all levels. The first four chapters cover the basics of mathematical modeling in molecular systems biology. The last four chapters address specific biological domains, treating modeling of metabolic networks, of signal transduction pathways, of gene regulatory networks, and of electrophysiology and neuronal action potentials. Chapters 3–8 end with optional sections that address more specialized modeling topics. Exercises, solvable with pen-and-paper calculations, appear throughout the text to encourage interaction with the mathematical techniques. More involved end-of-chapter problem sets require computational software. Appendixes provide a review of basic concepts of molecular biology, additional mathematical background material, and tutorials for two computational software packages (XPPAUT and MATLAB) that can be used for model simulation and analysis.

Resources in education

Resources in education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988-03
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:30000010537136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
Author: Edward A. Bender
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN 10: 0486137120
ISBN 13: 9780486137124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling Book Review:

Accessible text features over 100 reality-based examples pulled from the science, engineering, and operations research fields. Prerequisites: ordinary differential equations, continuous probability. Numerous references. Includes 27 black-and-white figures. 1978 edition.

Resources for Teaching Middle School Science

Resources for Teaching Middle School Science
Author: Smithsonian Institution,National Academy of Engineering,National Science Resources Center of the National Academy of Sciences,Institute of Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1998-03-30
ISBN 10: 9780309174749
ISBN 13: 0309174740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resources for Teaching Middle School Science Book Review:

With age-appropriate, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sound teaching practices, middle school science can capture the interest and energy of adolescent students and expand their understanding of the world around them. Resources for Teaching Middle School Science, developed by the National Science Resources Center (NSRC), is a valuable tool for identifying and selecting effective science curriculum materials that will engage students in grades 6 through 8. The volume describes more than 400 curriculum titles that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards. This completely new guide follows on the success of Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science, the first in the NSRC series of annotated guides to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and other resources for science teachers. The curriculum materials in the new guide are grouped in five chapters by scientific area--Physical Science, Life Science, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Multidisciplinary and Applied Science. They are also grouped by type--core materials, supplementary units, and science activity books. Each annotation of curriculum material includes a recommended grade level, a description of the activities involved and of what students can be expected to learn, a list of accompanying materials, a reading level, and ordering information. The curriculum materials included in this book were selected by panels of teachers and scientists using evaluation criteria developed for the guide. The criteria reflect and incorporate goals and principles of the National Science Education Standards. The annotations designate the specific content standards on which these curriculum pieces focus. In addition to the curriculum chapters, the guide contains six chapters of diverse resources that are directly relevant to middle school science. Among these is a chapter on educational software and multimedia programs, chapters on books about science and teaching, directories and guides to science trade books, and periodicals for teachers and students. Another section features institutional resources. One chapter lists about 600 science centers, museums, and zoos where teachers can take middle school students for interactive science experiences. Another chapter describes nearly 140 professional associations and U.S. government agencies that offer resources and assistance. Authoritative, extensive, and thoroughly indexed--and the only guide of its kind--Resources for Teaching Middle School Science will be the most used book on the shelf for science teachers, school administrators, teacher trainers, science curriculum specialists, advocates of hands-on science teaching, and concerned parents.

Translational Biomedical Informatics

Translational Biomedical Informatics
Author: Bairong Shen,Haixu Tang,Xiaoqian Jiang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN 10: 9811015031
ISBN 13: 9789811015038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Biomedical Informatics Book Review:

This book introduces readers to essential methods and applications in translational biomedical informatics, which include biomedical big data, cloud computing and algorithms for understanding omics data, imaging data, electronic health records and public health data. The storage, retrieval, mining and knowledge discovery of biomedical big data will be among the key challenges for future translational research. The paradigm for precision medicine and healthcare needs to integratively analyze not only the data at the same level – e.g. different omics data at the molecular level – but also data from different levels – the molecular, cellular, tissue, clinical and public health level. This book discusses the following major aspects: the structure of cross-level data; clinical patient information and its shareability; and standardization and privacy. It offers a valuable guide for all biologists, biomedical informaticians and clinicians with an interest in Precision Medicine Informatics.

Formal Biology and Compositonal Biology as Two Kinds of Biological Theorizing

Formal Biology and Compositonal Biology as Two Kinds of Biological Theorizing
Author: Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000082022025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Silico Technologies in Drug Target Identification and Validation

In Silico Technologies in Drug Target Identification and Validation
Author: Darryl Leon,Scott Markel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2006-06-13
ISBN 10: 1420015737
ISBN 13: 9781420015737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The pharmaceutical industry relies on numerous well-designed experiments involving high-throughput techniques and in silico approaches to analyze potential drug targets. These in silico methods are often predictive, yielding faster and less expensive analyses than traditional in vivo or in vitro procedures. In Silico Technologies in Drug Target Identification and Validation addresses the challenge of testing a growing number of new potential targets and reviews currently available in silico approaches for identifying and validating these targets. The book emphasizes computational tools, public and commercial databases, mathematical methods, and software for interpreting complex experimental data. The book describes how these tools are used to visualize a target structure, identify binding sites, and predict behavior. World-renowned researchers cover many topics not typically found in most informatics books, including functional annotation, siRNA design, pathways, text mining, ontologies, systems biology, database management, data pipelining, and pharmacogenomics. Covering issues that range from prescreening target selection to genetic modeling and valuable data integration, In Silico Technologies in Drug Target Identification and Validation is a self-contained and practical guide to the various computational tools that can accelerate the identification and validation stages of drug target discovery and determine the biological functionality of potential targets more effectively. Daniel E. Levy, editor of the Drug Discovery Series, is the founder of DEL BioPharma, a consulting service for drug discovery programs. He also maintains a blog that explores organic chemistry.

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112075701430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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E Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety Exploring Organizational Factors

E Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety  Exploring Organizational Factors
Author: Moumtzoglou, Anastasius
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 1466626887
ISBN 13: 9781466626881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety Exploring Organizational Factors Book Review:

Advancements in technology regularly influence the healthcare field and developing aspects on medical patient safety. Implementing electronic health records, decision support systems, and computerized physician order entry systems reduces risk in the potential for e-health to make errors leading to adverse events. E-Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors presents an overview on information and communication technologies and addresses the impacts on the field of both patient safety and e-health. This book offers insightful perspectives and concentrated research on concepts related to these areas, as well as issues and current trends in patient safety in e-health.

New Methodological Perspectives on Observation and Experimentation in Science

New Methodological Perspectives on Observation and Experimentation in Science
Author: Wenceslao J. González
Publsiher: Netbiblo
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2010-12
ISBN 10: 8497455304
ISBN 13: 9788497455305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Methodological Perspectives on Observation and Experimentation in Science Book Review:

Observation and experimentation are central topics of philosophy and methodology of science. The empirical sciences have commonly been associated to observational and experimental processes, because they have been considered crucial for testing the contents of these. Thus, observation and experimentation have received attention from different angles, and they have been historically relevant in the advancement of science. Their philosophical-methodological analysis includes some key aspects those related to axiological, epistemological and methodological issues. New Methodological Perspectives on Observation and Experimentation in Science deals with a classic topic that is seen from new angles. Its nine chapters seek “non-traditional” aspects, trying to extend the boundaries of this philosophical-methodological theme. They are presented in five sections: 1) A Philosophical-Methodological Context; 2) Experience and Scientific Observations; 3) Empirical Support and Experiments in Science; 4) Changes in the Framework on Observation and Experimentation; and 5) Enlarging the Philosophical Scope: Law and Ecology. Wenceslao J. Gonzalez is Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science (University of A Coruña). He is a Full Member of the International Academy for Philosophy of Sciences (AIPS), Visiting fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science (University of Pittsburgh) and a Team Leader of the European Science Foundation program entitled “The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective.” He has been named a Distinguished Researcher by the Main National University of San Marcos in Lima (Peru). He has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of St. Andrews, Münster and London (LSE). He has given lectures at the Universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, Quebec and Helsinki. The conferences in which he has participated include those organized by the Universities of Uppsala, New South Wales, Bologna, Canterbury (NZ), and Beijing. He has edited 26 volumes on philosophy and methodology of science.

Explanation in Biology

Explanation in Biology
Author: Pierre-Alain Braillard,Christophe Malaterre
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN 10: 9401798222
ISBN 13: 9789401798228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explanation in Biology Book Review:

Patterns of explanation in biology have long been recognized as different from those deployed in other scientific disciplines, especially that of physics. Celebrating the diversity of interpretative models found in biology, this volume details their varying types as well as explaining their relationships to one another. It covers the key differentials with other sciences in the nature of explanation, such as the existence in biology of varieties unheard of in the physical sciences, such as teleological, evolutionary and even functional explanations. Offering a wealth of fresh analysis of the phenomenon, chapters examine aspects ranging from the role of mathematics in explaining cell development to the complexities thrown up by evolutionary-developmental biology, where explanation is altered by multidisciplinarity itself. They cover major domains such as ecology and systems biology, as well as contemporary trends, such as the mechanistic explanations spawned by progress in molecular biology. With contributions from researchers of many different nationalities, the book provides a many-angled perspective on a revealing feature of the discipline of biology.

Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice

Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice
Author: Catherine Kendig
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317215435
ISBN 13: 9781317215431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice Book Review:

This edited volume of 13 new essays aims to turn past discussions of natural kinds on their head. Instead of presenting a metaphysical view of kinds based largely on an unempirical vantage point, it pursues questions of kindedness which take the use of kinds and activities of kinding in practice as significant in the articulation of them as kinds. The book brings philosophical study of current and historical episodes and case studies from various scientific disciplines to bear on natural kinds as traditionally conceived of within metaphysics. Focusing on these practices reveals the different knowledge-producing activities of kinding and processes involved in natural kind use, generation, and discovery. Specialists in their field, the esteemed group of contributors use diverse empirically responsive approaches to explore the nature of kindhood. This groundbreaking volume presents detailed case studies that exemplify kinding in use. Newly written for this volume, each chapter engages with the activities of kinding across a variety of disciplines. Chapter topics include the nature of kinds, kindhood, kinding, and kind-making in linguistics, chemical classification, neuroscience, gene and protein classification, colour theory in applied mathematics, homology in comparative biology, sex and gender identity theory, memory research, race, extended cognition, symbolic algebra, cartography, and geographic information science. The volume seeks to open up an as-yet unexplored area within the emerging field of philosophy of science in practice, and constitutes a valuable addition to the disciplines of philosophy and history of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

A Course in Mathematical Biology

A Course in Mathematical Biology
Author: Gerda de Vries,Thomas Hillen,Mark Lewis,Johannes Mller,Birgitt SchÓnfisch
Publsiher: SIAM
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2006-07-01
ISBN 10: 0898718252
ISBN 13: 9780898718256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Course in Mathematical Biology Book Review:

This is the only book that teaches all aspects of modern mathematical modeling and that is specifically designed to introduce undergraduate students to problem solving in the context of biology. Included is an integrated package of theoretical modeling and analysis tools, computational modeling techniques, and parameter estimation and model validation methods, with a focus on integrating analytical and computational tools in the modeling of biological processes. Divided into three parts, it covers basic analytical modeling techniques; introduces computational tools used in the modeling of biological problems; and includes various problems from epidemiology, ecology, and physiology. All chapters include realistic biological examples, including many exercises related to biological questions. In addition, 25 open-ended research projects are provided, suitable for students. An accompanying Web site contains solutions and a tutorial for the implementation of the computational modeling techniques. Calculations can be done in modern computing languages such as Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB?.

Modelling Methodology for Physiology and Medicine

Modelling Methodology for Physiology and Medicine
Author: Ewart Carson,Claudio Cobelli
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2013-12-05
ISBN 10: 0124095259
ISBN 13: 9780124095250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modelling Methodology for Physiology and Medicine Book Review:

Modelling Methodology for Physiology and Medicine, Second Edition, offers a unique approach and an unprecedented range of coverage of the state-of-the-art, advanced modeling methodology that is widely applicable to physiology and medicine. The second edition, which is completely updated and expanded, opens with a clear and integrated treatment of advanced methodology for developing mathematical models of physiology and medical systems. Readers are then shown how to apply this methodology beneficially to real-world problems in physiology and medicine, such as circulation and respiration. The focus of Modelling Methodology for Physiology and Medicine, Second Edition, is the methodology that underpins good modeling practice. It builds upon the idea of an integrated methodology for the development and testing of mathematical models. It covers many specific areas of methodology in which important advances have taken place over recent years and illustrates the application of good methodological practice in key areas of physiology and medicine. It builds on work that the editors have carried out over the past 30 years, working in cooperation with leading practitioners in the field. Builds upon and enhances the reader's existing knowledge of modeling methodology and practice Editors are internationally renowned leaders in their respective fields Provides an understanding of modeling methodologies that can address real problems in physiology and medicine and achieve results that are beneficial either in advancing research or in providing solutions to clinical problems

The Mitochondrion in Aging and Disease

The Mitochondrion in Aging and Disease
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN 10: 0123948401
ISBN 13: 9780123948403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mitochondrion in Aging and Disease Book Review:

Mitochondria, the "power plants" of eukaryotic cells, are best known for the generation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the universal cellular "energy currency" of the cell, and the synthesis of different essential components. Mitochondrial dysfunction is known to lead to various degenerative disorders, disease, and aging. The Mitochondrion in Aging and Disease works to unravel the processes leading to mitochondrial impairments and of pathways involved in mitochondrial quality control and their impact on health and aging will be addressed. Reviews current topics of interest Written by experts in the field

Mathematical Biology II

Mathematical Biology II
Author: James D. Murray
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 814
Release: 2006-05-31
ISBN 10: 0387224386
ISBN 13: 9780387224381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Biology II Book Review:

This richly illustrated third edition provides a thorough training in practical mathematical biology and shows how exciting mathematical challenges can arise from a genuinely interdisciplinary involvement with the biosciences. It has been extensively updated and extended to cover much of the growth of mathematical biology. From the reviews: ""This book, a classical text in mathematical biology, cleverly combines mathematical tools with subject area sciences."--SHORT BOOK REVIEWS