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The Resource Systematic : how systems biology is transforming modern medicine, James R. Valcourt

Systematic : how systems biology is transforming modern medicine, James R. Valcourt

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Systematic : how systems biology is transforming modern medicine
Title
Systematic
Title remainder
how systems biology is transforming modern medicine
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James R. Valcourt
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant young scientist introduces us to the fascinating field that is changing our understanding of how the body works and the way we can approach healing.SYSTEMATIC is the first book to introduce general readers to systems biology, which is improving medical treatments and our understanding of living things. In traditional bottom-up biology, a biologist might spend years studying how a single protein works, but systems biology studies how networks of those proteins work together'how they promote health and how to remedy the situation when the system isn't functioning properly. Breakthroughs in systems biology became possible only when powerful computer technology enabled researchers to process massive amounts of data to study complete systems, and has led to progress in the study of gene regulation and inheritance, cancer drugs personalized to an individual's genetically unique tumor, insights into how the brain works, and the discovery that the bacteria and other microbes that live in the gut may drive malnutrition and obesity. Systems biology is allowing us to understand more complex phenomena than ever before. In accessible prose, SYSTEMATIC sheds light not only on how systems within the body work, but also on how research is yielding new kinds of remedies that enhance and harness the body's own defenses. -- Provided by publisher
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Valcourt, James R
Dewey number
570.285
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH324.2
LC item number
.V346 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Systems biology
  • Computational biology
  • Human body
  • Computational biology
  • Human body
  • Systems biology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
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Systematic : how systems biology is transforming modern medicine, James R. Valcourt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-266) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Preface. The big idea -- Part I. The basics -- Seeing the systems in biology: technological advances are letting scientists understand living things in a new way -- Déjà vu all over again: the common patterns and principles of natural systems -- America's next top mathematical model: understanding complex systems sometimes requires math -- Ignoring the devil in the details: robustness, prediction, noise, and the general properties of systems -- Part II. Cells, organisms, and ecosystems -- Beyond Tom Hanks's nose: sequencing technology is enabling scientists to study all of a cell's genes at once -- The smells of the father: RNA, DNA margin notes, and the other missing parts of the cellular system -- Growing pains: how cells and tissues coordinate development, from egg to adulthood -- No organism is an island: the interactions between individuals and species that shape ecosystems -- Part III. Applications -- Build me a buttercup: using synthetic biology to make diesel fuel, programmable cells, and malaria medicine -- More than just 86 billion neurons: the science of the brain, and how connections among neurons make it work -- Death and taxes: aging is governed by an organism-wide system that we might be able to manipulate -- Your microbiome and you: the body is host to trillions of microbes that affect human health -- This is your system on drugs: tweaking biological systems to produce better medical treatments
Control code
ocn963797842
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781632860293
Lccn
2016032069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632860293
  • (OCoLC)963797842
Label
Systematic : how systems biology is transforming modern medicine, James R. Valcourt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. The big idea -- Part I. The basics -- Seeing the systems in biology: technological advances are letting scientists understand living things in a new way -- Déjà vu all over again: the common patterns and principles of natural systems -- America's next top mathematical model: understanding complex systems sometimes requires math -- Ignoring the devil in the details: robustness, prediction, noise, and the general properties of systems -- Part II. Cells, organisms, and ecosystems -- Beyond Tom Hanks's nose: sequencing technology is enabling scientists to study all of a cell's genes at once -- The smells of the father: RNA, DNA margin notes, and the other missing parts of the cellular system -- Growing pains: how cells and tissues coordinate development, from egg to adulthood -- No organism is an island: the interactions between individuals and species that shape ecosystems -- Part III. Applications -- Build me a buttercup: using synthetic biology to make diesel fuel, programmable cells, and malaria medicine -- More than just 86 billion neurons: the science of the brain, and how connections among neurons make it work -- Death and taxes: aging is governed by an organism-wide system that we might be able to manipulate -- Your microbiome and you: the body is host to trillions of microbes that affect human health -- This is your system on drugs: tweaking biological systems to produce better medical treatments
Control code
ocn963797842
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781632860293
Lccn
2016032069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632860293
  • (OCoLC)963797842

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