Biomedical Science


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Genome Annotation

Jung Soh, Paul M.K. Gordon, Christoph W. Sensen
August 30, 2012

The success of individualized medicine, advanced crops, and new and sustainable energy sources requires thoroughly annotated genomic information and the integration of this information into a coherent model. A thorough overview of this field, Genome Annotation explores automated genome analysis and...

Quantitative Biology: From Molecular to Cellular Systems

Michael E. Wall
August 25, 2012

Quantitative methods are revolutionizing modern molecular and cellular biology. Groundbreaking technical advances are fueling the rapid expansion in our ability to observe, as seen in multidisciplinary studies that integrate theory, computation, experimental assays, and the control of...

Computational Systems Biology of Cancer

Emmanuel Barillot, Laurence Calzone, Philippe Hupe, Jean-Philippe Vert, Andrei Zinovyev
August 25, 2012

The future of cancer research and the development of new therapeutic strategies rely on our ability to convert biological and clinical questions into mathematical models—integrating our knowledge of tumour progression mechanisms with the tsunami of information brought by high-throughput...

A First Course in Systems Biology

Eberhard Voit
March 28, 2012

A First Course in Systems Biology is a textbook designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Its main focus is the development of computational models and their applications to diverse biological systems. Because the biological sciences have become so complex that no...

Statistics and Data Analysis for Microarrays Using R and Bioconductor, Second Edition

Sorin Drăghici
December 06, 2011

Richly illustrated in color, Statistics and Data Analysis for Microarrays Using R and Bioconductor, Second Edition provides a clear and rigorous description of powerful analysis techniques and algorithms for mining and interpreting biological information. Omitting tedious details, heavy formalisms,...

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, Second Edition

Darren J. Wilkinson
November 09, 2011

Since the first edition of Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, there have been many interesting developments in the use of "likelihood-free" methods of Bayesian inference for complex stochastic models. Re-written to reflect this modern perspective, this second edition covers everything...

Informatics in Medical Imaging

George C. Kagadis, Steve G. Langer
October 17, 2011

Informatics in Medical Imaging provides a comprehensive survey of the field of medical imaging informatics. In addition to radiology, it also addresses other specialties such as pathology, cardiology, dermatology, and surgery, which have adopted the use of digital images. The book discusses basic...

Pests and Pathogens: Management Strategies

Vudem D. Reddy, Poduri N. Rao, Khareedu V. Rao
July 12, 2011

The need and demand to feed the ever-increasing global population pose major challenges for increasing crop productivity in an eco-friendly manner. The cultivation of crops under input-intensive conditions has however resulted in an enhanced vulnerability of high-yielding cultivars to a multitude...

Introduction to Bio-Ontologies

Peter N. Robinson, Sebastian Bauer
June 22, 2011

Introduction to Bio-Ontologies explores the computational background of ontologies. Emphasizing computational and algorithmic issues surrounding bio-ontologies, this self-contained text helps readers understand ontological algorithms and their applications. The first part of the book defines...

Data Mining in Biomedical Imaging, Signaling, and Systems

Sumeet Dua, Rajendra Acharya U
May 16, 2011

Data mining can help pinpoint hidden information in medical data and accurately differentiate pathological from normal data. It can help to extract hidden features from patient groups and disease states and can aid in automated decision making. Data Mining in Biomedical Imaging, Signaling, and...

Introduction to Computational Proteomics

Golan Yona
December 09, 2010

Introduction to Computational Proteomics introduces the field of computational biology through a focused approach that tackles the different steps and problems involved with protein analysis, classification, and meta-organization. The book starts with the analysis of individual entities and works...

Methods in Medical Informatics: Fundamentals of Healthcare Programming in Perl, Python, and Ruby

Jules J. Berman
September 22, 2010

Too often, healthcare workers are led to believe that medical informatics is a complex field that can only be mastered by teams of professional programmers. This is simply not the case. With just a few dozen simple algorithms, easily implemented with open source programming languages, you can fully...