Self-organization, complexity and chaos

The new biology for medicine

D. S. Coffey

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Abstract

The self-organization of cells into complex interacting systems can be described using a branch of mathematics called nonlinear dynamics, which includes the study of chaos. Here, Donald Coffey explains how analysis of complex biological systems using nonlinear dynamics sheds light on the events leading to disorders as varied as epilepsy, heart disease and cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)882-885
Number of pages4
JournalNature Medicine
Volume4
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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Nonlinear Dynamics
Chaos theory
Medicine
Heart Neoplasms
Mathematics
Biological systems
Large scale systems
Heart Diseases
Epilepsy

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Self-organization, complexity and chaos : The new biology for medicine. / Coffey, D. S.

In: Nature Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 8, 1998, p. 882-885.

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Coffey, D. S. / Self-organization, complexity and chaos : The new biology for medicine. In: Nature Medicine. 1998 ; Vol. 4, No. 8. pp. 882-885.
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