Chapter 1 - Genetics: The study of biological information. This chapter includes contents: DNA - The fundamental information molecule of life, proteins: the functional molecules of life processes, complex systems and molecular interactions, molecular similarities of all life-forms, the modular construction of genomes, modern genetic techniques, human genetics.
Historically rich in novel, subtle, often controversial ideas, Molecular Bi-
ology has lately become heir to a huge legacy of standardized data in the
form of polynucleotide and polypeptide sequences. Fred Sanger received
two, well deserved Nobel Prizes for his seminal role in developing the basic
technology needed for this reduction of core biological information to one
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học quốc tế cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: A comparative approach for the investigation of biological information processing: An examination of the structure and function of computer hard drives and DNA...
Chapter 21 - Systems biology and the future of medicine. In this chapter, the following content will be discussed: What is systems biology? Biology as an informational science, the practice of systems biology, a systems approach to disease.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Critical Care giúp cho các bạn có thêm kiến thức về ngành y học đề tài: Correction of technical bias in clinical microarray data improves concordance with known biological information...
As you worked your way through high school, or otherwise worked to prepare
yourself for college, you were probably unaware that an information
explosion was taking place in the field of biology. This explosion, brought on
by advances in biotechnology and communicated by faster, more powerful
computers, has allowed scientists to gather data more quickly and disseminate
data to colleagues in the global scientific community with the click of a
Biological Risk Engineering — Infection Control and Decontamination provides a compendium of biological risk management information. Biological risk is of concern to us all. The biological risks we face vary and include biological contamination within our environment and, more personally, biological risk to ourselves through disease or the potential for disease.
This book deals with a subset of biological risk agents defined as bacteria, molds, yeasts, viruses, and prions. The term biologicals refers to these agents.
Information Theory, Evolution, and the Origin of Life presents a timely
introduction to the use of information theory and coding theory in molecular
biology. The genetical information system, because it is linear and digital,
resembles the algorithmic language of computers. George Gamow pointed
out that the application of Shannon’s information theory breaks genetics and
molecular biology out of the descriptive mode into the quantitative mode,
and Dr. Yockey develops this theme, discussing how information theory and
coding theory can be applied to molecular biology....
Biological signal analysis1 encompasses several interdisciplinary topics that deal with analysing
signals generated by various physiological processes in the human body. These signals could be
electrical, chemical or acoustic in origin and an analysis of these signals are often useful in
explaining and/or identifying pathological conditions of the human body. However, these signals in
their rawest form do not provide much information and therefore, the motivation behind biological
signal analysis is to extract (i.e. to reveal) the relevant information.
This book synthesizes current research in the integration of computational intelligence and pattern analysis techniques, either individually or in a hybridized manner. The purpose is to analyze biological data and enable extraction of more meaningful information and insight from it. Biological data for analysis include sequence data, secondary and tertiary structure data, and microarray data.
Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field which addresses biological problems using computational techniques, and makes the rapid organization and analysis of biological data possible. The field may also be referred to as computational biology, and can be defined as, "conceptualizing biology in terms of molecules and then applying informatics techniques to understand and organize the information associated with these molecules, on a large scale.
The relative biological effectiveness of radiations of different quality
is examined in detail in this report. The analyses were performed
by Scientific Committee 40 of the NCRP which is charged with the
responsibility for analysis and evaluation of radiobiological data
relevant to radiation protection recommendations.
This report is a follow-on to the previous report of Scientific Committee
40 on its evaluation of the effects of dose rate which was
published in 1980 as NCRP Report No.
From microorganisms to whales, from single cells to complex organisms,
from plants to animals to fungi, from body plans to behavior, the diversity
of life is amazing. Living organisms have a profound impact on our
physical world of ocean, landscape, and climate; around us is a multitude
of diverse ecosystems that provide a livable environment and many valuable
resources. The study of life—biology—is a multifaceted endeavor that uses
observation, exploration, and experiments to gather information and test
hypotheses about topics ranging from climate change to stem cells.
Consumers have only partial knowledge before making a purchase decision, but can choose
to acquire more-detailed information. A rm can make it easier or harder for these consumers
to obtain such information. We explore consumersinformation gathering and the rms inte-
grated strategy for marketing, pricing, and investment in ensuring quality. In particular, we
highlight that when consumers are ex-ante heterogeneous, the rm might choose an intermedi-
ate marketing strategy for two quite di¤erent reasons.
The so-called “dual-use dilemma” arises in the context of research in the biological
and other sciences as a consequence of the fact that one and the same piece of scien-
tific research sometimes has the potential to be used for harm as well as for good.
A dual-use dilemma is an ethical dilemma, and an ethical dilemma for the
researcher (and for those who have the power or authority to assist or impede the
researcher’s work, e.g., governments). It is an ethical dilemma since it is about
promoting good in the context of the potential for also causing harm, e.g.,...
This book contains a wealth of useful information on current research on viscoelasticity. By covering a broad variety of rheology, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and viscoelasticity-related topics, this book is addressed to a wide spectrum of academic and applied researchers and scientists but it could also prove useful to industry specialists. The subject areas include, theory, simulations, biological materials and food products among others.
In this edited volume, global experts in ecology and evolutionary biology explore how theories in ecology elucidate the processes of invasion, while also examining how specific invasions inform ecological theory. This reciprocal benefit is highlighted in a number of scales of organization: population, community and biogeographic. The text describes example invaders in all major groups of organisms and from a number of regions around the globe.
After a successful MEDINFO in 1992, the Swiss Society for Medical Informatics hosts
again a major event in medical informatics – the 19
Medical Informatics Europe Conference,
under the generic name of MIE2005. The host city, Geneva, is well known for its
commitment in international healthcare, being the residence of several international organisations,
including WHO. Geneva is also synonym with other major medical informatics
achievements: the DIOGENE hospital information system and Natural Language Processing,
both strongly connected to Geneva and its University Hospital...
This book, with its 16 chapters, documents the present state of knowledge of the
adenosine A3 receptor. It covers a wide range of information, including data from
studies of theoretical, molecular and cellular pharmacology, signal transduction,
integrative physiology, new drug discoveries and clinical applications. It fills an
important gap in the literature since no alternative source of such information is