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Topics in Biomedical Engineering. International Book Series

Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine

Editors: Deisboeck, Thomas, Kresh, J. Yasha (Eds.)

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Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine
Thomas S. Deisboeck and J. Yasha Kresh

Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine covers the emerging field of systems science involving the application of physics, mathematics, engineering and computational methods and techniques to the study of biomedicine including nonlinear dynamics at the molecular, cellular, multi-cellular tissue, and organismic level. With all chapters helmed by leading scientists in the field, Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine's goal is to offer its audience a timely compendium of the ongoing research directed to the understanding of biological processes as whole systems instead of as isolated component parts.    
In Parts I & II, Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine provides a general systems thinking perspective and presents some of the fundamental theoretical underpinnings of this rapidly emerging field. Part III then follows with a multi-scaled approach, spanning from the molecular to macroscopic level, exemplified by studying such diverse areas as molecular networks and developmental processes, the immune and nervous systems, the heart, cancer and multi-organ failure.  The volume concludes with Part IV that addresses methods and techniques driven in design and development by this new understanding of biomedical science.
Key Topics Include:
• Historic Perspectives of General Systems Thinking
• Fundamental Methods and Techniques for Studying Complex Dynamical Systems
• Applications from Molecular Networks to Disease Processes
• Enabling Technologies for Exploration of  Systems in the Life Sciences

Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine is essential reading for experimental, theoretical, and interdisciplinary scientists working in the biomedical research field interested in a comprehensive overview of this rapidly emerging field.  

About the Editors:
Thomas S. Deisboeck is currently Assistant Professor of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. An expert in interdisciplinary cancer modeling, Dr. Deisboeck is Director of the Complex Biosystems Modeling Laboratory which is part of the Harvard-MIT Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

J. Yasha Kresh is currently Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Research Director, Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiovascular Biophysics at the Drexel University College of Medicine. An expert in dynamical systems, he holds appointments in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Molecular Pathobiology Program. Prof. Kresh is Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Biomedical Engineering Society, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

Table of contents (36 chapters)
  • Integrative Systems View of Life: Perspectives from General Systems Thinking

    Pages 3-29

    Kresh, J. Yasha

  • Methods and Techniques of Complex Systems Science: An Overview

    Pages 33-114

    Shalizi, Prof. Cosma Rohilla

  • Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

    Pages 115-140

    Socolar, Joshua E. S.

  • Biological Scaling and Physiological Time: Biomedical Applications

    Pages 141-163

    Savage, Van M. (et al.)

  • The Architecture of Biological Networks

    Pages 165-181

    Wuchty, Stefan (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine
Editors
  • Thomas Deisboeck
  • J. Yasha Kresh
Series Title
Topics in Biomedical Engineering. International Book Series
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33532-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-33532-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-30241-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7886-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 864
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