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The Mathematical Biology of Human Infections

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dc.contributor.author Nowak, Martin A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:00:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:00:05Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-01-27 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-01-27 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3349
dc.description.abstract "Humans are constant victims of infectious diseases. Biomedical research during this century has led to important insights into the molecular details of immune defense. Yet, many questions relating to disease require a quantitative understanding of the complex systems that arise from the nonlinear interactions between populations of immune cells and infectious agents. Exploration of such questions has lead to a newly emerging field of mathematical biology describing the spread of infectious agents both within and between infected individuals. This essay will discuss simple and complex models of evolution, and the propagation of virus and prion infections. Such models provide new perspectives for our understanding of infectious disease and provide guidelines for interpreting experimental observation; they also define what needs to be measured to improve understanding." en_US
dc.subject mathematics--models en_US
dc.subject evolution en_US
dc.subject medicine en_US
dc.title The Mathematical Biology of Human Infections en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US

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