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York mathematician probes geometric route to combat viruses
at the University of York has been awarded a Research Leadership Award of more than £700,000 by the Leverhulme Trust to study the geometry of viruses. Dr Reidun Twarock, an Anniversary Reader in the Departments of Biology and Mathematics, will study...
Virginia Tech's System X supercomputer provides super tool for simulation of cell division
... between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures, said mathematician
Layne Watson. "You could use several pairs of Fahrenheit and Celsius readings for the same temperature, and try to deduce the formula for converting between the temperature scales." Previously, Tyson worked with simpler models whose parameters cou...
Salmon farms kill wild fish, study shows
...life sick," said study co-author Dr. Mark Lewis, a mathematician
and biologist at the University of Alberta. The study found an increasing number of salmon were killed over the migration season, from 9 per cent in early spring when the sea lice population was low to 95 per cent in late spring when the sea lice p...
Theory of oscillations may explain biological mysteries
...ed with pendulums by the seventeenth century Dutch mathematician
Christiaan Huygens. Biologists have only in recent years started to explore the implications for their subject. But it is already clear that coupled oscillating biological populations can give rise to potentially important effects such as “synchroniz...
Snakes' virtual glasses, leopard spots and all-optical transistors
...pling's "Just So Stories." They also led legendary mathematician
Alan Turing to suggest that some patterns in nature are due to various chemicals, or morphogens, diffusing across surfaces and forming shapes where they interact. Few Turing-type models, however, addressed the fact that such patterns may evolve over ...
MSI releases 'moleculizer' - a new approach to simulation of intracellular biochemical networks
...be intuitive for biologists," said Dr.Larry Lok, a mathematician
who conceived and programmed Moleculizer."Its parallel simplifications in simulation setup and output providedata in a way that is meaningful and useful to biological researchers."Moleculizer was developed in the context of MSI's "Alpha Project", ana...