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Obama administration announces more than $327 million in Recovery Act funding for science research

... DOE Bioenergy Research Centers; and $875,000 for mathematical analysis related to the development of Smart Grid ... assessment modeling for climate; and $867,000 for mathematical analysis related to the development of Smart ... and Sandia, CA$800,000, including $688,000 for mathematical analysis related to the development of Smart ...

The value of variation: Ecologists consider the causes and consequences

... scientists meeting at the National Institute for mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the ... fields, we hope to initiate a new field of mathematical ecology that melds genetics, evolution, and ... structure," Bolnick said. "At present, mathematical theory is our only tool to determine the ...

Systems biology recommended as a clinical approach to cancer

... and treatment. Systems biology brings together mathematical modeling, simulations, and quantitative ... this kind of shift is very possible. For example, mathematical models could integrate patient characteristics to ... in cancer research and treatment, especially as mathematical modelers, biologists, and clinicians continue ...

Biologists devise unifying framework to explain evolutionary puzzles

... who will gather at the National Institute for mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the ... behavior. Akay and Roughgarden have developed mathematical models that use cooperative game theory to test ... at Multiple Scales," aims to introduce new mathematical methods to biology. "The hope is that by doing ...

Biologists consider unifying framework to explain evolutionary puzzles

... who will gather at the National Institute for mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the ... behavior. Akay and Roughgarden have developed mathematical models that use cooperative game theory to test ... at Multiple Scales," aims to introduce new mathematical methods to biology. "The hope is that by doing ...

Tumor growth and chemo response may be predicted by mathematical model

... may become easier to predict based on a mathematical model developed at The University of Texas Health ... ways. New research by a scientist in mathematical oncology at the UT Health Science Center at Houston suggests that mathematical modeling based on data from the molecular and ...

Image processing and mathematical morphology in new text by NJIT professor

... Image Processing and mathematical Morphology: Fundamentals and Applications (CRC ... was among the earliest researchers to initiate mathematical morphology research with applications to image ... the importance and impact of image processing and mathematical morphology are well-documented in areas ranging ...

Image processing and mathematical morphology in new text by NJIT prof

... Image Processing and mathematical Morphology: Fundamentals and Applications (CRC ... was among the earliest researchers to initiate mathematical morphology research with applications to image ... the importance and impact of image processing and mathematical morphology are well-documented in areas ranging ...

Probing and controlling 'molecular rattling' may mean better preservatives

... formulations and have introduced a general mathematical framework for describing these changes. This ... which these changes occur, and we found a simple mathematical model that encapsulates these changes, Douglas says. The value here is that this mathematical framework allows you to consider this problem for ...

Physics, math provide clues to unraveling cancer

... and her team have developed a sophisticated mathematical model to help researchers apply these concepts to cancer. The mathematical model is designed to help give researchers a ... never looked at the complex case," Merajver says. mathematical modeling allows researchers to look at the ...

Key to future medical breakthroughs is systems biology, say leading European scientists

... rapidly advancing field that combines empirical, mathematical and computational techniques to gain ... The report highlights some recent successes where mathematical modelling has played a key role. The conclusions ... data became available; that even simple mathematical models can be of practical use and that the ...

To improve forecasting earthquakes, NJIT mathematician studies grains

... may soon be available to forecasters thanks to mathematical research underway at NJIT. Using mathematical modeling, researchers are investigating how ... awarded to Louis Kondic, associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT. Kondic will study how the ...

New tool could unpick complex cancer causes and help sociologists mine Facebook

... multiple interacting factors. These models use mathematical objects called graphs to describe and depict the ... Such tasks would be made much easier if the mathematical tools used to undertake the analysis could ... in the networks they were analysing. Such a mathematical method could be viewed as mimicking how human ...

MIT researchers explain mystery of gravity fingers

... of Physical Review Letters involves borrowing a mathematical phrase, if you will, from the mathematical description of a similar problem, a solution both ... has been unable to capture this phenomenon using mathematical models." "This was the type of problem that ...

Dancing atoms now understood

... first described in 1987 by Sir Michael Berry, a mathematical physicist at University of Bristol. When applied ... Grandinetti and his colleagues describe a mathematical algorithm that can be used to predict the ... the proper target state. This revelation, and the mathematical algorithm for its discovery, are particularly ...

New discovery may enhance MRI scans, lead to portable MRI machines

... within the human body. Their discovery, a new mathematical algorithm, should lead to new MRI techniques with ... Grandinetti and his colleagues turned to a new mathematical framework, called "superadiabaticity" that was discovered in the late 1980s by Michael Berry, a mathematical physicist at University of Bristol, but largely ...

Battling bacteria in the blood: Researchers tackle deadly infections

... , and recent papers in the journals Bulletin of mathematical Biology and Academic Emergency Medicine, the team ... of new treatments. The models use complex mathematical techniques, but have been validated by laboratory ... response. The paper in the Bulletin of mathematical Biology describes a model of this process -- ...

Studies of small water fleas help ecologists understand population dynamics

... ecologists, and has been described by many simple mathematical models. However, most animal populations don't ... from field observations, experiments, and mathematical models. The theoretical foundation for this latest study was a mathematical theory developed several years ago by Nisbet and ...

2 Alexander von Humboldt professorships go to LMU Munich

... By closely combining biochemical, genomic and mathematical methods, the researchers at the Gene Center in ... beyond. Dvali's work is equally stimulating for mathematical and theoretical physicists in the field of string ... Lst stresses. As a result, the synergies between mathematical physics and phenomenology, theory and experiment ...

Research pushes back history of crop development 10,000 years

... the University of Warwick have developed a new mathematical model that shows how plant agriculture actually ... Interdisciplinary Biocentre has outlined the new mathematical model in a paper published in Proceedings of the ... populations of the two parent plants. This mathematical model also more supportive of a longer complex ...

UT Knoxville wins $16M NSF mathematics and biology center

... $16 million to begin the National Institute for mathematical and Biological Synthesis, or NIMBioS. UT ... Industry partners include IBM and ESRI. mathematical biology is a growing field that applies the power ... this center is poised to be a global hub for mathematical and biological research," said Gross. "By taking ...

Grant supports emerging field of massive data analysis and visual analytics

... visualization. "Developing new and improved mathematical and computational methodologies will further ... data sets into reduced computational models or mathematical formalisms that retain the information content ... on a relatively small number of samples. The mathematical analysis of problems like these requires ...

Like eavesdropping at a party

... First, they used computers to perform mathematical simulations that tested different potential ... The research team then verified their mathematical predictions by testing real calmodulin proteins ... responded. They were able to confirm the mathematical models. Understanding the language of calcium ...

Finding out what the Big Bang and ink jets have in common

... creation of singularities requiring sophisticated mathematical techniques to describe, analyse and predict. On ... from astronomy to nanoscience, to develop common mathematical approaches. "Singularities represent a subject ... physics, theoretical physics, and rigorous mathematical proofs," noted the workshop's convenor Jens ...

72 new members chosen by Academy

... HOFER, HELMUT; professor, Courant Institute of mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York City ... Kingdom) MOFFATT, H. KEITH; professor of mathematical physics emeritus, centre for mathematical physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, ...

New formula for combating the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide

... Environmental Research (UFZ) have developed a new mathematical model which can help determine the optimum ... the stable natural nitrogen isotope 15N, this mathematical model, which is the most accurate to date, can ... Research (UFZ) have succeeded in developing a new mathematical model that can calculate precisely the quantities ...

In nature -- and maybe the corner office -- scientists find that generalists can thrive

... University. The scientists have designed a mathematical model to describe circumstances that would allow ... author of the study, started with an established mathematical model in current biology literature that leads to ... of generalists to small systems by designing mathematical equations and creating a computer program to run ...

Beginning scientists receive presidential awards

... part of his research, Schmiedeler is developing a mathematical model of motor coordination. Based on that model, ... of stroke patients and helping him fine-tune his mathematical model. Eventually, the robot will be able to ... and their universities follows: Sonya Bahar, mathematical & Physical Sciences/ Physics, University of ...

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

... process, the Johns Hopkins-led team developed a mathematical tool that computed the mechanical force exerted ... and then translated these observations into mathematical equations. The researchers used the equations to ... The research has wider implications as well. Our mathematical equations could also be used to help understand ...

Warming climate threatens California fruit and nut production

... for a warmer future Fruit and nut growers commonly use established mathematical models to select tree varieties whose winter chill requirements match conditions of their local area. However, those mathematical models were calibrated based on past temperature conditions, and ...

PNNL scientist garners early career presidential award

... and fossil fuel energy use have on the environment. Tartakovsky develops mathematical models to help researchers clean up nuclear contaminants from past ... not just from out of the box, but from out of this world. He has taken mathematical theories originally developed to understand the formation of stars and ...

Scientists examine perceptions of risk and the spread of disease

... by scientists at a meeting at the National Institute for Biological and mathematical Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, June 7-9. ... of 10-15 invited participants and focus on specific questions related to mathematical biology. Each group typically meets two to three times over the course of ...

Scientists examine human behavior and the threat of disease

... by scientists at a meeting at the National Institute for Biological and mathematical Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, June 7-9. ... of 10-15 invited participants and focus on specific questions related to mathematical biology. Each group typically meets two to three times over the course of ...

Counting sheep in climate change predictions

... Climate change can have devastating effects on endangered species, but new mathematical models may be able to aid conservation of a population of bighorn sheep. ... predicted the effect of climate change on the sheep population using a mathematical simulation. The sheep appear to be vulnerable to increased drought in the ...

Computer model predicts brain tumor growth and evolution

... model of how brain tumors grow and evolve. The model is the product mathematical formulas based on the first principals of physics, such as conservation of ... Texas. To conduct the study, Bearer and her collaborators developed a mathematical formula that incorporated a number of equations describing the process of ...

A big lesson from the reef

... in linking observations and experiments in marine ecosystems with mathematical models of how populations of different species change and interact over ... of the number of times his work is cited by other researchers. He combines mathematical and statistical modelling with fieldwork and laboratory experiments to ...

Drugs needed to preserve eggs for reproduction need to be given in stages

... be given in stages, albeit rapid ones, say scientists who have developed a mathematical model that predicts optimal time for loading and unloading these drugs. ... levels are high. With permeability rates in hand, MCG scientists used a mathematical model, developed in collaboration with Villanova University in ...

Toward a systems biology map of iron metabolism

... specific types of cells that are known to be critical for iron metabolism. mathematical approaches like the ones described in this study may prove useful in ... in organizing the complex regulatory networks that control iron into a mathematical model. Over the long term, we hope this will enable a more precise ...

Mollusks taste memories to build shells

... Oster, a UC Berkeley biophysicist, along with University of Pittsburgh mathematical neuroscientist Bard Ermentrout, have written a computer program that ... Interestingly, the stripes or ridges split naturally as the shell grows, a mathematical necessity because the size of the inhibition area remains the same as the ...

Computer simulations explain the limitations of working memory

... Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet (KI) have constructed a mathematical activity model of the brain's frontal and parietal parts, to increase the ... biochemically and electrophysiologically. They then developed, using mathematical tools, a form of virtual or computer simulated model brain. The ...
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