Archive for the 'System Biology' Category

Mar 12 2012

Fruity Loops and Arrowheads

One of the features of any network is the appearance of motifs, patterns (sub-graphs) that recur within a network much more often than expected at random. These small circuits can be considered as simple building blocks from which the network is composed. This analogy is quite useful, since many of these motifs would appear to […]

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Nov 20 2010

How Things Happen

Emergent processes, such as self-organization, literally create order out of disorder. They are responsible for most of the patterns, structures and orderly arrangements that we find in the natural world, and many of those in the realms of mind, society and culture. Patterns form from a state of non-equilibrium, according to the laws of thermodynamics.

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Nov 10 2010

Review of ‘Fundamentals of Generative Medicine’

Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND of was kind enough to send along a review of my textbook Fundamentals of Generative Medicine that will appear in the upcoming issue of Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal.

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Sep 30 2010


R ead of a fantastic new initiative on The Edge website that proposes to study cancer by involving physical scientists (in this case informatics titan Danny Hillis) in collaboration with biomedical investigators. The leaders of the National Cancer Institute are very keenly aware of how little progress has actually been made in the treatment of […]

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