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Pattern formation and wound healing

Maini, P. K. (2002) Pattern formation and wound healing. Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, VI (2). pp. 161-175.

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Abstract

One of the main immediate challenges in the biomedical sciences is the synthesis of the vast amount of data now available at the molecular and cellular levels for development, regulation and repair. This, in turn, requires an understanding of the interaction and coordination of a myriad of complex inter-related processes occurring on very different spatial and temporal scales. Mathematics provides the obvious language in which to develop and interpret these interactions, and a number of mathematical models have already been proposed to account for certain observed biological and medical phenomena. Here, we consider two areas of modelling, namely spatial patterning, and wound healing, both sharing the common underlying processes of cell creating and responding to signalling cues.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:n/a
Subjects:A - C > Biology and other natural sciences
Research Groups:Centre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code:413
Deposited By:Philip Maini
Deposited On:22 Nov 2006
Last Modified:20 Jul 2009 14:21

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