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Handbook of Systems Biology Concepts and Insights

Handbook of Systems Biology  Concepts and Insights Book
Author : Marian Walhout,Marc Vidal,Job Dekker
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-11-13
ISBN : 9780128100462
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an entry point into Systems Biology for researchers in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology and biomedical science to understand the key concepts to expanding their work. Chapters organized around broader themes of Organelles and Organisms, Systems Properties of Biological Processes, Cellular Networks, and Systems Biology and Disease discuss the development of concepts, the current applications, and the future prospects. Emphasis is placed on concepts and insights into the multi-disciplinary nature of the field as well as the importance of systems biology in human biological research. Technology, being an extremely important aspect of scientific progress overall, and in the creation of new fields in particular, is discussed in 'boxes' within each chapter to relate to appropriate topics. 2013 Honorable Mention for Single Volume Reference in Science from the Association of American Publishers' PROSE Awards Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of systems biology with contributions from leaders in a variety of disciplines Includes the latest research developments in human and animal models to assist with translational research Presents biological and computational aspects of the science side-by-side to facilitate collaboration between computational and biological researchers

Handbook of Statistical Systems Biology

Handbook of Statistical Systems Biology Book
Author : Michael Stumpf,David J. Balding,Mark Girolami
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-09-09
ISBN : 1119952042
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Systems Biology is now entering a mature phase in which the key issues are characterising uncertainty and stochastic effects in mathematical models of biological systems. The area is moving towards a full statistical analysis and probabilistic reasoning over the inferences that can be made from mathematical models. This handbook presents a comprehensive guide to the discipline for practitioners and educators, in providing a full and detailed treatment of these important and emerging subjects. Leading experts in systems biology and statistics have come together to provide insight in to the major ideas in the field, and in particular methods of specifying and fitting models, and estimating the unknown parameters. This book: Provides a comprehensive account of inference techniques in systems biology. Introduces classical and Bayesian statistical methods for complex systems. Explores networks and graphical modeling as well as a wide range of statistical models for dynamical systems. Discusses various applications for statistical systems biology, such as gene regulation and signal transduction. Features statistical data analysis on numerous technologies, including metabolic and transcriptomic technologies. Presents an in-depth presentation of reverse engineering approaches. Provides colour illustrations to explain key concepts. This handbook will be a key resource for researchers practising systems biology, and those requiring a comprehensive overview of this important field.

Handbook of Research on Systems Biology Applications in Medicine

Handbook of Research on Systems Biology Applications in Medicine Book
Author : Daskalaki, Andriani
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2008-11-30
ISBN : 1605660779
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book highlights the use of systems approaches including genomic, cellular, proteomic, metabolomic, bioinformatics, molecular, and biochemical, to address fundamental questions in complex diseases like cancer diabetes but also in ageing"--Provided by publisher.

Computational Methods in Systems Biology

Computational Methods in Systems Biology Book
Author : Jérôme Feret,Heinz Koeppl
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-18
ISBN : 3319674714
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology, CMSB 2017, held in Darmstadt, Germany, in September 2017. The 15 full papers, 4 tool papers and 4 posters presented together with 1 invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 41 regular paper submissions. Topics of interest include formalisms for modeling biological processes; models and their biological applications; frameworks for model verication, validation, analysis, and simulation of biological systems; high-performance computational systems biology and parallel implementations; model inference from experimental data; model integration from biological databases; multi-scale modeling and analysis methods; and computational approaches for synthetic biology.

An Introduction to Computational Systems Biology

An Introduction to Computational Systems Biology Book
Author : Karthik Raman
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-05-30
ISBN : 0429944527
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book delivers a comprehensive and insightful account of applying mathematical modelling approaches to very large biological systems and networks—a fundamental aspect of computational systems biology. The book covers key modelling paradigms in detail, while at the same time retaining a simplicity that will appeal to those from less quantitative fields. Key Features: A hands-on approach to modelling Covers a broad spectrum of modelling, from static networks to dynamic models and constraint-based models Thoughtful exercises to test and enable understanding of concepts State-of-the-art chapters on exciting new developments, like community modelling and biological circuit design Emphasis on coding and software tools for systems biology Companion website featuring lecture videos, figure slides, codes, supplementary exercises, further reading, and appendices: https://ramanlab.github.io/SysBioBook/ An Introduction to Computational Systems Biology: Systems-Level Modelling of Cellular Networks is highly multi-disciplinary and will appeal to biologists, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians and others.

Network Medicine

Network Medicine Book
Author : Joseph Loscalzo,Albert-László Barabási,Edwin K. Silverman
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2017-02-01
ISBN : 0674545524
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Big data, genomics, and quantitative approaches to network-based analysis are combining to advance the frontiers of medicine as never before. With contributions from leading experts, Network Medicine introduces this rapidly evolving field of research, which promises to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Book
Author : Basant K. Tiwary
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-11-23
ISBN : 9811642419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This textbook introduces fundamental concepts of bioinformatics and computational biology to the students and researchers in biology, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, and bioengineering . The respective chapters provide detailed information on biological databases, sequence alignment, molecular evolution, next-generation sequencing, systems biology, and statistical computing using R. The book also presents a case-based discussion on clinical, veterinary, agricultural bioinformatics, and computational bioengineering for application-based learning in the respective fields. Further, it offers readers guidance on reconstructing and analysing biological networks and highlights computational methods used in systems medicine and genome-wide association mapping of diseases. Given its scope, this textbook offers an essential introductory book on bioinformatics and computational biology for undergraduate and graduate students in the life sciences, botany, zoology, physiology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, and genomic science as well as systems biology, bioengineering and the agricultural, and veterinary sciences.

Invitation To Generalized Empirical Method In Philosophy And Science

Invitation To Generalized Empirical Method  In Philosophy And Science Book
Author : Quinn Terrance J
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2016-12-28
ISBN : 9813208457
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bernard Lonergan identified the need and possibility of what he called "generalized empirical method" in science and philosophy. Implementation will be a future community achievement. The book enters into details of a selection of examples in the sciences and philosophy of science. These are provided not to engage in, or blend the present aim with traditional philosophical debate, but as points of entry to help reveal the possibility and need of balanced empirical method. Taking words of Lonergan: "(Q)uestions of method are practical. So my purpose in these (chapters) is not to demonstrate what is necessary. It is not to forecast what is probable. It is ... to invite you to share in the exploration of a proposal" (Bernard Lonergan, A Third Collection (1985), 114). The main examples are drawn from biochemistry and biology, although heuristics envisioned will include all sciences.

Synthetic Biology Handbook

Synthetic Biology Handbook Book
Author : Darren N. Nesbeth
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-04-06
ISBN : 1466568488
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Synthetic Biology Handbook explains the major goals of the field of synthetic biology and presents the technical details of the latest advances made in achieving those goals. Offering a comprehensive overview of the current areas of focus in synthetic biology, this handbook: Explores the standardisation of classic molecular bioscience approaches Addresses the societal context and potential impacts of synthetic biology Discusses the use of legacy systems as tools for new product development Examines the design and construction of de novo cells and genetic codes Describes computational methods for designing genes and gene networks Thus, the Synthetic Biology Handbook provides an accurate sense of the scope of synthetic biology today. The handbook also affords readers with an opportunity to scrutinize the underlying science and decide for themselves what aspects of synthetic biology are most valuable to their research and practice.

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology Second Edition

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology  Second Edition Book
Author : Darren J. Wilkinson
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2011-11-09
ISBN : 1439837767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the first edition of Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, there have been many interesting developments in the use of "likelihood-free" methods of Bayesian inference for complex stochastic models. Re-written to reflect this modern perspective, this second edition covers everything necessary for a good appreciation of stochastic kinetic modelling of biological networks in the systems biology context. Keeping with the spirit of the first edition, all of the new theory is presented in a very informal and intuitive manner, keeping the text as accessible as possible to the widest possible readership. New in the Second Edition All examples have been updated to Systems Biology Markup Language Level 3 All code relating to simulation, analysis, and inference for stochastic kinetic models has been re-written and re-structured in a more modular way An ancillary website provides links, resources, errata, and up-to-date information on installation and use of the associated R package More background material on the theory of Markov processes and stochastic differential equations, providing more substance for mathematically inclined readers Discussion of some of the more advanced concepts relating to stochastic kinetic models, such as random time change representations, Kolmogorov equations, Fokker-Planck equations and the linear noise approximation Simple modelling of "extrinsic" and "intrinsic" noise An effective introduction to the area of stochastic modelling in computational systems biology, this new edition adds additional mathematical detail and computational methods that will provide a stronger foundation for the development of more advanced courses in stochastic biological modelling.

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology Third Edition

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology  Third Edition Book
Author : Darren J. Wilkinson
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-12-07
ISBN : 1351000896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the first edition of Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, there have been many interesting developments in the use of "likelihood-free" methods of Bayesian inference for complex stochastic models. Having been thoroughly updated to reflect this, this third edition covers everything necessary for a good appreciation of stochastic kinetic modelling of biological networks in the systems biology context. New methods and applications are included in the book, and the use of R for practical illustration of the algorithms has been greatly extended. There is a brand new chapter on spatially extended systems, and the statistical inference chapter has also been extended with new methods, including approximate Bayesian computation (ABC). Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, Third Edition is now supplemented by an additional software library, written in Scala, described in a new appendix to the book. New in the Third Edition New chapter on spatially extended systems, covering the spatial Gillespie algorithm for reaction diffusion master equation models in 1- and 2-d, along with fast approximations based on the spatial chemical Langevin equation Significantly expanded chapter on inference for stochastic kinetic models from data, covering ABC, including ABC-SMC Updated R package, including code relating to all of the new material New R package for parsing SBML models into simulatable stochastic Petri net models New open-source software library, written in Scala, replicating most of the functionality of the R packages in a fast, compiled, strongly typed, functional language Keeping with the spirit of earlier editions, all of the new theory is presented in a very informal and intuitive manner, keeping the text as accessible as possible to the widest possible readership. An effective introduction to the area of stochastic modelling in computational systems biology, this new edition adds additional detail and computational methods that will provide a stronger foundation for the development of more advanced courses in stochastic biological modelling.

BIOMAT 2015

BIOMAT 2015 Book
Author : Rubem P Mondaini
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2016-04-28
ISBN : 9813141921
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a book of an international series on interdisciplinary topics of the Mathematical and Biological Sciences. The chapters are related to selected papers on the research themes presented at BIOMAT 2015 International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology which was held in the Roorkee Institute of Technology, in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India, on November 02–06, 2015. The treatment is both pedagogical and advanced in order to motivate research students to fulfill the requirements of professional practitioners. As in other volumes of this series, there are new important results on the interdisciplinary fields of mathematical and biological sciences and comprehensive reviews written by prominent scientific leaders of famous research groups. There are new results based on the state of art research in Population Dynamics, on Pattern Recognition of Biological Phenomena, the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, Computational Biology, the Dynamic and Geometric Modelling of Biological Phenomena, the Modelling of Physiological Disorders, the Optimal Control Techniques in Mathematical Modelling of Biological Phenomena, the Hydrodynamics and Elasticity of Cell Tissues and Bacterial Growth and the Mathematical Morphology of Biological Structures. All these contributions are also strongly recommended to professionals from other scientific areas aiming to work on these interdisciplinary fields. Contents:Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases:Network Structure and Enzymatic Evolution in Leishmania Metabolism: A Computational Study (A Subramanian & R R Sarkar)Long-Term Potential of Imperfect Seasonal Flu Vaccine in Presence of Natural Immunity (S Ghosh & J M Heffernan)Impact of Non-Markovian Recovery on Network Epidemics (G Röst, Z Vizi & I Z Kiss)A Modelling Framework for Serotype Replacement in Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (M Kang, A L Espindola, M Laskowski & S M Moghadas)Pattern Recognition of Biological Phenomena:An Integrative Approach for Model Driven Computation of Treatments in Reproductive Medicine (R Ehrig, T Dierkes, S Schäfer, S Röblitz, E Tronci, T Mancini, I Salvo, V Alimguzhin, F Mari, I Melatti, A Massini, B Leeners, T H C Krüger, M Egli, F Ille & B Leeners)The Network Route to Biological Complexity (S J Banerjee, R K Grewal, S Sinha & S Roy)A Systems Biology Approach to Bovine Fertility and Metabolism: Introduction of a Glucose Insulin Model (Julia Plöntzke, M Berg, C Stötzel & S Röblitz)Biographer: Visualization of Graph Theoretical Patterns, Measurements, and Analysis in Mathematical Biology (R Viswanathan, S Liang, Y Yang & J R Jungck)Hydrodynamics and Elasticity of Cell Tissues and Bacterial Growth:Modelling the Early Growth of Stem Cell Tissues (R A Barrio, S Orozco-Fuentes & R Romero-Arias)Non-local Hydrodynamics of Swimming Bacteria and Self-Activated Process (S Roy & R Llinás)Dynamic and Geometric Modelling of Biomolecular Structures:Geometric Analysis of the Conformational features of Protein Structures (M Datt)Computational Biology:Prediction of System States, Robustness and Stability of the Human Wnt Signal Transduction Pathway using Boolean Logic (L Nayak, R K De & A Datta)Entropy Measures and the Statistical Analysis of Protein Family Classification (R P Mondaini & S C de Albuquerque Neto)Clustering Neuraminidase Influenza Protein Sequences (X Li, H Jankowski, S Boonpatcharanon, V Tran, X Wang & J M Heffernan)Optimal Control Techniques in Mathematical Modelling of Biological Phenomena:Optimal Control for Therapeutic Drug Treatment on a Delayed Model Incorporating Immune Response (P Dubey, B Dubey & U S Dubey)Population Dynamics:Bifurcations and Oscilllatory Dynamics in a Tumor Immune Interaction Model (S Khajanchi)On a Nonlinear System Modelling Darwinian Dynamics and the Immune Response to Cancer Evolution (A Bellouquid, M Ch-Chaoui & E de Angelis)Sexual Selection is Not Required: A Mathematical Model of Species with Sexually Differentiated Death Rates (D Wallace, E Dauson, C Pinion & K Hayashi)Models for Two Strains of the Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus Disease (S Collino, E Venturino, L Ferreri, L Bertolotti, S Rosati & M Giacobini)Conservation of Forestry Biomass Introducing Variable Taxation for Harvesting: A Mathematical Model (M Chaudhary, J Dhar & O P Misra)Stability Analysis of a Two Species Competition Model with Fuzzy Initial Conditions: Fuzzy Differential Equation Approach Environment (S Paul, P Bhattacharya & K S Chaudhuri)Modelling Physiological Disorders:Magnetic Resonance Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound — Mathematical Modeling of an Innovative, State of the Art Technology for Cancer Therapy (J Murley, J Thangaraj, J Drake, A Waspe & S Sivaloganathan)The Effects of Fibroblasts on Wave Dynamics in a Mathematical Model for Human Ventricular Tissue (A R Nayak & R Pandit)A Simple Logistic Sigmoidal Model Predicts Oxidative Stress Thresholds in Newly Diagnosed Diabetics on Glucose Control Therapy (R Kulkarni) Readership: Undergraduates, graduates, researchers and all practitioners in the interdisciplinary fields of Mathematical Biology, Biological Physics and Mathematical Modelling of Biosystems.

Translational Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Methods for Personalized Medicine

Translational Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Methods for Personalized Medicine Book
Author : Qing Yan
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-04-18
ISBN : 0128043881
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Translational Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Methods for Personalized Medicine introduces integrative approaches in translational bioinformatics and systems biology to support the practice of personalized, precision, predictive, preventive, and participatory medicine. Through the description of important cutting-edge technologies in bioinformatics and systems biology, readers may gain an essential understanding of state-of-the-art methodologies. The book discusses topics such as the challenges and tasks in translational bioinformatics; pharmacogenomics, systems biology, and personalized medicine; and the applicability of translational bioinformatics for biomarker discovery, epigenomics, and molecular dynamics. It also discusses data integration and mining, immunoinformatics, and neuroinformatics. With broad coverage of both basic scientific and clinical applications, this book is suitable for a wide range of readers who may not be scientists but who are also interested in the practice of personalized medicine. Introduces integrative approaches in translational bioinformatics and systems biology to support the practice of personalized, precision, predictive, preventive, and participatory medicine Presents a problem-solving oriented methodology to deal with practical problems in various applications Covers both basic scientific and clinical applications in order to enhance the collaboration between researchers and clinicians Brings integrative and multidisciplinary approaches to bridge the gaps among various knowledge domains in the field

Bio objects

Bio objects Book
Author : Niki Vermeulen,Sakari Tamminen,Andrew Webster
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9781409411789
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examining a variety of bio-objects in contexts beyond the laboratory, Bio-Objects: Life in the 21st Century explores new ways of thinking about how novel bio-objects enter contemporary life, analysing the manner in which the boundaries between human and animal, organic and non-organic, and being 'alive' and the suspension of living, are questioned, destabilised and in some cases re-established.

Cancer Systems Biology Bioinformatics and Medicine

Cancer Systems Biology  Bioinformatics and Medicine Book
Author : Alfredo Cesario,Frederick Marcus
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-08-21
ISBN : 9789400715677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This teaching monograph on systems approaches to cancer research and clinical applications provides a unique synthesis, by world-class scientists and doctors, of laboratory, computational, and clinical methods, thereby establishing the foundations for major advances not possible with current methods. Specifically, the book: 1) Sets the stage by describing the basis of systems biology and bioinformatics approaches, and the clinical background of cancer in a systems context; 2) Summarizes the laboratory, clinical, data systems analysis and bioinformatics tools, along with infrastructure and resources required; 3) Demonstrates the application of these tools to cancer research; 4) Extends these tools and methods to clinical diagnosis, drug development and treatment applications; and 5) Finishes by exploring longer term perspectives and providing conclusions. This book reviews the state-of-the-art, and goes beyond into new applications. It is written and highly referenced as a textbook and practical guide aimed at students, academics, doctors, clinicians, industrialists and managers in cancer research and therapeutic applications. Ideally, it will set the stage for integration of available knowledge to optimize communication between basic and clinical researchers involved in the ultimate fight against cancer, whatever the field of specific interest, whatever the area of activity within translational research.

Foundations of Theoretical Approaches in Systems Biology

Foundations of Theoretical Approaches in Systems Biology Book
Author : Alberto Marin-Sanguino,Julio Vera,Rui Alves
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2019-01-11
ISBN : 2889456838
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If biology in the 20th century was characterized by an explosion of new technologies and experimental methods, that of the 21st has seen an equally exuberant proliferation of mathematical and computational methods that attempt to systematize and explain the abundance of available data. As we live through the consolidation of a new paradigm where experimental data goes hand in hand with computational analysis, we contemplate the challenge of fusing these two aspects of the new biology into a consistent theoretical framework. Whether systems biology will survive as a field or be washed away by the tides of future fads will ultimately depend on its success to achieve this type of synthesis. The famous quote attributed to Kurt Lewin comes to mind: "there is nothing more practical than a good theory". This book presents a wide assortment of articles on systems biology in an attempt to capture the variety of current methods in systems biology and show how they can help to find answers to the challenges of modern biology.

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-04-14
ISBN : 0128004266
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology is the definitive go-to reference in the field of evolutionary biology. It provides a fully comprehensive review of the field in an easy to search structure. Under the collective leadership of fifteen distinguished section editors, it is comprised of articles written by leading experts in the field, providing a full review of the current status of each topic. The articles are up-to-date and fully illustrated with in-text references that allow readers to easily access primary literature. While all entries are authoritative and valuable to those with advanced understanding of evolutionary biology, they are also intended to be accessible to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Broad topics include the history of evolutionary biology, population genetics, quantitative genetics; speciation, life history evolution, evolution of sex and mating systems, evolutionary biogeography, evolutionary developmental biology, molecular and genome evolution, coevolution, phylogenetic methods, microbial evolution, diversification of plants and fungi, diversification of animals, and applied evolution. Presents fully comprehensive content, allowing easy access to fundamental information and links to primary research Contains concise articles by leading experts in the field that ensures current coverage of each topic Provides ancillary learning tools like tables, illustrations, and multimedia features to assist with the comprehension process

Rheumatology E Book

Rheumatology E Book Book
Author : Marc C. Hochberg,Alan J. Silman,Josef S. Smolen,Michael E. Weinblatt,Michael H. Weisman
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2014-06-16
ISBN : 0702063037
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stay current in the ever-changing discipline of rheumatology with clear, reliable guidance from Hochberg’s Rheumatology, one of the most respected and trusted sources in the field. Designed to meet the needs of the practicing clinician, this medical reference book provides extensive, authoritative coverage of rheumatic diseases from basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management in a lucid, logical, user-friendly manner. Track disease progression and treat patients more effectively with the information on genetic findings, imaging outcomes, cell and biologic therapies, rheumatoid arthritis, and SLE. Incorporate recent findings about pathogenesis of disease; imaging outcomes for specific diseases like RA, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathies; cell and biologic therapies; and other timely topics. Remain up to date on the latest information in rheumatology through 13 brand-new chapters covering biomedical and translation science, disease and outcome assessment, new imaging modalities, early emerging disease, clinical therapeutics, patient management, and rehabilitation. Take advantage of expanded coverage of small molecule treatment, biologics, biomarkers, epigenetics, biosimilars, and cell-based therapies. Focus on the core knowledge needed for successful results with each chapter co-authored by an internationally-renowned specialist in the field. Easily find the information you need thanks to a consistent, user-friendly format with templated content and large-scale images.

Simulation Algorithms for Computational Systems Biology

Simulation Algorithms for Computational Systems Biology Book
Author : Luca Marchetti,Corrado Priami,Vo Hong Thanh
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-27
ISBN : 3319631136
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explains the state-of-the-art algorithms used to simulate biological dynamics. Each technique is theoretically introduced and applied to a set of modeling cases. Starting from basic simulation algorithms, the book also introduces more advanced techniques that support delays, diffusion in space, or that are based on hybrid simulation strategies. This is a valuable self-contained resource for graduate students and practitioners in computer science, biology and bioinformatics. An appendix covers the mathematical background, and the authors include further reading sections in each chapter.

Feedback Control in Systems Biology

Feedback Control in Systems Biology Book
Author : Carlo Cosentino,Declan Bates
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2011-10-17
ISBN : 1439816905
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Like engineering systems, biological systems must also operate effectively in the presence of internal and external uncertainty—such as genetic mutations or temperature changes, for example. It is not surprising, then, that evolution has resulted in the widespread use of feedback, and research in systems biology over the past decade has shown that feedback control systems are widely found in biology. As an increasing number of researchers in the life sciences become interested in control-theoretic ideas such as feedback, stability, noise and disturbance attenuation, and robustness, there is a need for a text that explains feedback control as it applies to biological systems. Written by established researchers in both control engineering and systems biology, Feedback Control in Systems Biology explains how feedback control concepts can be applied to systems biology. Filling the need for a text on control theory for systems biologists, it provides an overview of relevant ideas and methods from control engineering and illustrates their application to the analysis of biological systems with case studies in cellular and molecular biology. Control Theory for Systems Biologists The book focuses on the fundamental concepts used to analyze the effects of feedback in biological control systems, rather than the control system design methods that form the core of most control textbooks. In addition, the authors do not assume that readers are familiar with control theory. They focus on "control applications" such as metabolic and gene-regulatory networks rather than aircraft, robots, or engines, and on mathematical models derived from classical reaction kinetics rather than classical mechanics. Another significant feature of the book is that it discusses nonlinear systems, an understanding of which is crucial for systems biologists because of the highly nonlinear nature of biological systems. The authors cover tools and techniques for the analysis of linear and nonlinear systems; negative and positive feedback; robustness analysis methods; techniques for the reverse-engineering of biological interaction networks; and the analysis of stochastic biological control systems. They also identify new research directions for control theory inspired by the dynamic characteristics of biological systems. A valuable reference for researchers, this text offers a sound starting point for scientists entering this fascinating and rapidly developing field.