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Mathematical modeling predicts response to Herceptin

... PHILADELPHIA Cancer researchers are turning to mathematical models to help answer important clinical ... member of Cancer Research, said the potential of mathematical oncology is nothing short of revolutionary. These landmark papers now have a potential forum in the mathematical Oncology section of Cancer Research , whose wide ...

Mathematics taking guesswork out of plastic surgery tissue transfer

... transfer. In the world's first published mathematical model of tissue transfer, mathematicians have ... cancer and trauma. The researchers say reliable mathematical modeling of the blood supply and oxygen in tissue ... asked Friedman, founding director of Ohio State's mathematical Biosciences Institute, to work on a model that ...

Researchers consider herd movements to help eradicate bovine TB

... of a workshop held at the National Institute for mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), July 7-9, on ... from around the world to share ideas about how mathematical modeling approaches for cattle movements in the ... the workshop include those with expertise in mathematical network and disease spread models, as well as ...

Rare disorder gives modelers first glimpse at immune system development

... fellow in computational immunology, created mathematical formulas to model the contribution of resources ... Ciupe said. "Secondly, we were able to develop a mathematical model to feed the data into." "It will require a significant mathematical effort to see the full promise of human systems ...

Computer simulation captures immune response to flu

... preexisting, smaller-scale models that capture in mathematical equations millions of simulated interactions between virtual immune cells and viruses. mathematical models and computer simulations have been used to ... the same reason. A team of immunologists, mathematical modelers, statisticians and software developers ...

Scientists develop mathematical model to predict the immune response to influenza

... at the University of Rochester have developed a mathematical model to predict immune responses to infection ... that bind and neutralize the virus. The mathematical model developed by the research team generates ... immune cells. Confirming previous findings, the mathematical model predicts that antiviral therapy is most ...

BioTech Firm Decodes Current Swine Flu BioMarkers

... is computational nonlinear dynamics, including mathematical biology, proposes that Edwards' discoveries open ... Sharry Edwards has discovered some fundamental mathematical relationships between the structural and ... for developing relevant nonlinear dynamic mathematical models, which, combined with computer ...

Physics, Math Provide Clues to Unraveling Cancer

... U-M researchers use mathematical modeling to bring new understanding to 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 ...

Joint Mathematics Meetings in Washington, D.C.

... in polar regions. SIAM Minisymposium on mathematical and Computational Challenges in Global Climate ... of Utah) and David Holland (Courant Institute of mathematical Sciences-NYU); Moderator: Deborah L. Sulsky ... on Conceptual Understanding, Real-World Data, and mathematical Modeling. New Ways to Compare NFL Players ...

The 2009 Leibniz Prize: Eleven new scientific discoverers

... of Mnster Prof. Dr. Martin R. Zirnbauer, mathematical physics, University of Cologne Of the ... years. Prof. Dr. Martin R. Zirnbauer (50), mathematical physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, ... Martin R. Zirnbauer is one of the world's leading mathematical physicists. His research interests focus ...

Battling Bacteria in the Blood: U-M 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 ... system response. The paper in the Bulletin of mathematical Biology describes a model of this process - known ...

Math could help cure leukemia

... France) describe their success in creating a mathematical model which predicts that anti-leukemia immune ... "By combining novel biological data and mathematical modeling, we found rules for designing adaptive ... of Maryland Center for Scientific Computation and mathematical Modeling. "Give me a thousand patients and, with ...

TB treatment for the elderly likely requires a boost to immune response

... against tuberculosis, a new study suggests. mathematical modeling of how mice respond to TB infection ... For this line of research, Turner has turned to mathematical modeling to test various scenarios in an old ... a postdoctoral researcher in Ohio State's mathematical Biosciences Institute and a study co-author, set ...

'Real World' Examples Don't Make Math Any Easier

... study found that college students who learned a mathematical concept with concrete examples couldn't apply ... students are later given a problem using the same mathematical principles, but about rising water levels instead ... to transfer." "It is very difficult to extract mathematical principles from story problems," Sloutsky added. ...

Model offers new understanding of cell signaling

... M.D., Ph.D., describes the power of a new mathematical model that could have far-reaching impact on how ... scientists the opportunity to improve current mathematical models with a superior tool that can take ... Cancer Center; and Jacques-A. Sepulchre, a mathematical physicist at the Institut Non Lineaire de Nice at ...

Handheld DNA detector

... the National University at San Diego has taken a mathematical approach to a biological problem - how to design ... Journal of Nanotechnology, he describes a mathematical simulation to show how a new type of nanoscale ... of its counterpart DNA in the sample. Afuwape's mathematical work demonstrates that various known chemical ...

Math model identifies key to controlling epidemic

... deaths per year. Now, a sophisticated new mathematical model has identified what may be the key to ... and administered. We have developed the mathematical model in order to identify the key factors that ... random values for uncertain quantities. The mathematical analysis reveals that the optimal strategy for ...

Mathematical modeling offers new approaches to fight dual-resistant hospital infections

... BOSTON A mathematical model that looks at different strategies for ... degrees in the sciences. In discussing the mathematical models, he notes that the research is an ... infections, says Castillo-Chavez, a mathematical epidemiologist in ASUs College of Liberal Arts ...

UCLA mathematician works to make virtual surgery a reality

... then flies out for the surgery. We have to solve mathematical algorithms so what the surgeon does on the ... virtual surgery a reality will require solving mathematical equations, as well as making progress in ... equations. Teran solves on a computer the mathematical equations that govern physical phenomena relevant ...

Stanford researchers find way to fight treacherous hepatitis B

... Islanders - the Stanford researchers created a mathematical model that found the most effective strategy is ... so much about hepatitis B and we know a lot about mathematical modeling and cost-effectiveness analysis," said ... the effectiveness of such a strategy with their mathematical skills. "I really want to create models that can ...

Mathematics might save you a trip to the ER

... colleagues, are studying seasonality by creating mathematical models based on environmental factors like ... says Naumova. She and colleagues have developed mathematical models that will more accurately assess ... fall ill. Naumova and colleagues tested their mathematical models with data gathered from the Massachusetts ...

Mathematics might save you a trip to the ER

... colleagues, are studying seasonality by creating mathematical models based on environmental factors like ... says Naumova. She and colleagues have developed mathematical models that will more accurately assess ... fall ill. Naumova and colleagues tested their mathematical models with data gathered from the Massachusetts ...

New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug

... a major killer of children in less developed countries. However, mathematical modeling conducted by the researchers suggests that U.S. rotavirus ... with two rotavirus vaccines first introduced in 2006. According to the mathematical model, annual epidemics should begin to subside once vaccination rates ...

Dr. Therese Fitzpatrick to Present Award Winning Poster at AONE

... well often requires a new and improved set of skills and tools known as mathematical optimization, says Fitzpatrick. Dr. Fitzpatrick has more than 25 ... and scheduling, but does not provide robust solutions; multi-dimensional mathematical modeling is required to supply the right nurse, with the right skills, at ...

Relocation, relocation, relocation

... people living in those parts of the world are likely to be displaced. A mathematical approach to planned relocation reported in the International Journal of ... and Ziaul Al-Mahmud of Lethbridge Community Network, have devised a mathematical algorithm to address the problem of population relocation. The team's ...

LSU Engineers model forecasts chemical contaminants based on Katrina-flooded homes

... understand the environmental chemodynamic effects in the state and develop mathematical means of forecasting concentration levels in future occurrences," said ... editor-in-chief and dean and professor in the College of Engineering and mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont-Burlington. But this is not the ...

New model system may better explain regulation of body weight

... A new mathematical model of the physiological regulation of body weight suggests a potential ... to return to an established weight. Earlier attempts to develop mathematical models of metabolic weight regulation did not specifically include the ...

Case Western Reserve professor helps control infectious diseases with models and math

... against infectious diseases. Professor David Gurarie is developing mathematical models to track and analyze symptoms, treatment outcomes and environmental ... "I was lucky to have people in the School of Medicine interested in mathematical modeling, and we've been working very productively together, on several ...

Mathematical models of adaptive immunity

... Recently, spectacular advances in medical imaging combined with mathematical tools for modelling the human immune system have provided a base for a new ... as diet and micro-organisms in the gut. Unravelling these factors requires mathematical modelling based on data obtained from images of the processes as they ...

Computers make sense of experiments on human disease

... such as MS. Yet another valuable application of computer-based mathematical disease models lies in studying the phenomenon of addiction to drugs such ... workshop were confident that a coherent framework for building multi-level mathematical models on the basis of available data will lead to better understanding of ...

Using math model, NJIT professor names MVP and Cy Young award contenders

... NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, ... modeling production of runs in baseball games. Bukiet first presented this mathematical model in 1997 in Operations Research. His method predicts how many games a ...

Study: Delaying evolution of drug resistance in malaria parasite possible

... Princeton University, and Ramanan Laxminarayan, also with RFF, to create mathematical models assessing the strategic effectiveness and clinical outcomes of ... of Public Health, said the research is "clearly a superb breakthrough in mathematical modeling applied to malaria drug deployment." Milhous has worked to ...

A dangerous precedent in HIV

... to lead to substantial increases in infection," says Dr David Wilson, a mathematical modeling expert from NCHECR. The new research which is published in ... condom use than if condoms had been used. The research is based on mathematical modeling in a population of 10,000 couples where one is HIV positive and ...

Rubber 'snake' could help wave power get a bite of the energy market

... embarking on a programme of larger-scale laboratory experiments and novel mathematical studies designed to do just that. Using tubes with diameters of 0.25 ... the device's hydrodynamic behaviour, the data will form the basis of a mathematical model that can estimate exactly how much power a full-scale Anaconda would ...

Weizmann Institute scientists discover how an injured embryo can regenerate itself

... Institute scientist Prof. Naama Barkai and her colleagues developed a mathematical model to describe interactions that occur within genetic networks of an ... of ferry that 'shuttles' the morphogen to the other side. Therefore, the mathematical model suggests that it is the interactions between the two substances that ...

1 step closer to green chemistry and improved pharmaceuticals

... proteins. After 5 years of research, they have succeeded in developing a mathematical model that incorporates knowledge from physics, probability theory and ... each giving rise to its own shape. We have developed a simple mathematical model that captures these different shapes. This means that it will become ...

Aerospace business leader, supreme problem solver

... of Math," Tao and his work have had a tremendous impact across several mathematical areas. Tao spent a day at NSF, during which he conducted a seminar on his mathematical concepts and participated in an interview with NSF's Assistant Director ...

Symposium on drug-resistant diseases set for annual AAAS conference

... to grow. Recently, infectious disease modelers have begun to develop mathematical models for predicting the evolutionary dynamics of drug resistance. This ... brings together experts in the real world of infectious diseases and mathematical modelers. Speakers show how models can be designed and analyzed so that ...

Novel mathematical model predicts new wave of drug-resistant HIV infections in San Francisco

... A mathematical model shows that a new wave of drug-resistant HIV is rising among among ... in San Francisco. The research relied on a novel multi-strain mathematical model called the Amplification Cascade Model to examine the rise between ...

A new mathematical formula for cancer progression

... Tumor progression can now be mapped less to mathematical standards and more to individual patients according to a new study by ... in new challenges for understanding complex biosystems such as cancer. New mathematical models like this one can provide unique insights that simplify ...
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