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Physical Biology of the Cell

Physical Biology of the Cell

  • Author: Rob Phillips,Jane Kondev,Julie Theriot,Hernan Garcia
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 1134111584
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1058
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Physical Biology of the Cell is a textbook for a first course in physical biology or biophysics for undergraduate or graduate students. It maps the huge and complex landscape of cell and molecular biology from the distinct perspective of physical biology. As a key organizing principle, the proximity of topics is based on the physical concepts that unite a given set of biological phenomena. Herein lies the central premise: that the appropriate application of a few fundamental physical models can serve as the foundation of whole bodies of quantitative biological intuition, useful across a wide range of biological problems. The Second Edition features full-color illustrations throughout, two new chapters, a significantly expanded set of end-of-chapter problems, and is available in a variety of e-book formats.

Physical Biology of the Cell

Physical Biology of the Cell

  • Author: Rob Phillips,Jane Kondev,Julie Theriot,Nigel Orme
  • Publisher: Garland Pub
  • ISBN: 9780815344506
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1057
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"Physical Biology of the Cell maps the huge and complex landscape of cell and molecular biology from the distinct perspective of physical biology. As a key organizing principle, the proximity of topics is based on the physical concepts that unite a given set of biological phenomena. Herein lies the central premise: that the appropriate application of a few fundamental physical models can serve as the foundation of whole bodies of quantitative biological intuition, useful across a wide range of biological problems. The Second Edition features full-color illustrations throughout, two new chapters on the role of light in life and pattern formation, additional explorations of biological problems using computation, and significantly more end-of-chapter problems. This textbook is written for a first course in physical biology or biophysics for undergraduate or graduate students"--

Physical Biology of the Cell

Physical Biology of the Cell

  • Author: Robert Brooks Phillips,Jane Kondev,Julie Theriot
  • Publisher: Garland Pub
  • ISBN: 9780815341635
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 807
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Physical Biology of the Cell is a biophysics textbook that explores how the basic tools and insights of physics and mathematics can illuminate the study of molecular and cell biology. Drawing on key examples and seminal experiments from cell biology, the book teaches physical model building through a practical, case-study approach, demonstrating how quantitative models derived from basic physical principles can be used to build a more profound, intuitive understanding of cell biology.

Cell Biology by the Numbers

Cell Biology by the Numbers

  • Author: Ron Milo,Rob Phillips
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 1317230698
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 400
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Very little in our human experience is truly comparable to the immensely crowded and bustling interior of a cell. Biological numeracy provides a new kind of understanding of the cellular world. This book brings together up-to-date quantitative data from the vast biological literature and uses the powerful tool of "back of the envelope" estimates to reveal fresh perspectives and insights from numbers commonly encountered in cell biology. Readers gain a feeling for the sizes, concentrations, energies, and rates that characterize the lives of cellsÑ thereby shedding new light on the microscopic realm.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell

  • Author: Bruce Alberts
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 1317563743
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1464
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Mechanics of the Cell

Mechanics of the Cell

  • Author: David Boal
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139501771
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Exploring the mechanical features of biological cells, including their architecture and stability, this textbook is a pedagogical introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of cell mechanics and soft matter physics from both experimental and theoretical perspectives. This second edition has been greatly updated and expanded, with new chapters on complex filaments, the cell division cycle, the mechanisms of control and organization in the cell, and fluctuation phenomena. The textbook is now in full color which enhances the diagrams and allows the inclusion of new microscopy images. With around 280 end-of-chapter exercises exploring further applications, this textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and biomedical engineering. A website hosted by the author contains extra support material, diagrams and lecture notes, and is available at www.cambridge.org/Boal.

Computational Cell Biology

Computational Cell Biology

  • Author: Christopher P. Fall,Eric S. Marland,John M. Wagner,John J. Tyson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387224599
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 468
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This textbook provides an introduction to dynamic modeling in molecular cell biology, taking a computational and intuitive approach. Detailed illustrations, examples, and exercises are included throughout the text. Appendices containing mathematical and computational techniques are provided as a reference tool.

Random Walks in Biology

Random Walks in Biology

  • Author: Howard C. Berg
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691000640
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 152
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This book is a lucid, straightforward introduction to the concepts and techniques of statistical physics that students of biology, biochemistry, and biophysics must know. It provides a sound basis for understanding random motions of molecules, subcellular particles, or cells, or of processes that depend on such motion or are markedly affected by it. Readers do not need to understand thermodynamics in order to acquire a knowledge of the physics involved in diffusion, sedimentation, electrophoresis, chromatography, and cell motility--subjects that become lively and immediate when the author discusses them in terms of random walks of individual particles.

Physical Biology

Physical Biology

From Atoms to Medicine

  • Author: Ahmed H. Zewail
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press
  • ISBN: 1848161999
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 567
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This title brings about the confluence of various concepts and tools to address significant problems of our time in physical biology and adjacent disciplines.

Mechanics of Motor Proteins and the Cytoskeleton

Mechanics of Motor Proteins and the Cytoskeleton

  • Author: Jonathon Howard
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780878933334
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 367
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This work is aimed at biology, biochemistry and chemistry students who want to learn about the principles of protein mechanics and how this topic applies to the morphology and motility of cells.

The Way of the Cell

The Way of the Cell

Molecules, Organisms, and the Order of Life

  • Author: Franklin M. Harold
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195163389
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 305
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A leading microbiologist provides thought-provoking insights into the question of "What is Life?" as he examines the relationship of living things to the inorganic realms of physics and chemistry, explains how lifeless chemicals come together to form living beings, and details the true complexity of seemingly simple microorganisms such as E. coli.

Networks in Cell Biology

Networks in Cell Biology

  • Author: Mark Buchanan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521882737
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 271
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Key introductory text for graduate students and researchers in physics, biology and biochemistry.

The Molecules of Life

The Molecules of Life

Physical and Chemical Principles

  • Author: John Kuriyan,Boyana Konforti,David Wemmer
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 9780815341888
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1008
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"Key to making future advances in the areas of biochemistry and molecular medicine is a new generation of molecular biologists and biochemists who are able to harness the tools and insights of physics and chemistry to exploit the emergence of genomic and systems-level information in biology.The basic ideas of energy, entropy, equilibrium thermodynamics, transport processes and reaction kinetics are closely related to exciting issues in contemporary biology, such as protein folding, chaperones and prion diseases, DNA polymerase and ribosome fidelity, DNA recognition, drug design, signal transduction, ion channel function, motor protein action and the versatility of enzyme mechanism. Providing this physical chemistry and biochemical foundation is The "Molecules of Life," a new undergraduate textbook for undergraduate students majoring in biology or pre-med. It deepens our understanding of how life functions by illuminating the physical principles underpinning biological phenomena"--Provided by publisher.

Physical Models of Living Systems

Physical Models of Living Systems

  • Author: Philip Nelson
  • Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1319036902
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
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Written for intermediate-level undergraduates pursuing any science or engineering major, Physical Models of Living Systems helps students develop many of the competencies that form the basis of the new MCAT2015. The only prerequisite is first-year physics. With the more advanced "Track-2" sections at the end of each chapter, the book can be used in graduate-level courses as well.

An Introduction to Systems Biology

An Introduction to Systems Biology

Design Principles of Biological Circuits

  • Author: Uri Alon
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1584886420
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 320
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Thorough and accessible, this book presents the design principles of biological systems, and highlights the recurring circuit elements that make up biological networks. It provides a simple mathematical framework which can be used to understand and even design biological circuits. The textavoids specialist terms, focusing instead on several well-studied biological systems that concisely demonstrate key principles. An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits builds a solid foundation for the intuitive understanding of general principles. It encourages the reader to ask why a system is designed in a particular way and then proceeds to answer with simplified models.

Biophysics

Biophysics

Searching for Principles

  • Author: William Bialek
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400845572
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 640
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Interactions between the fields of physics and biology reach back over a century, and some of the most significant developments in biology--from the discovery of DNA's structure to imaging of the human brain--have involved collaboration across this disciplinary boundary. For a new generation of physicists, the phenomena of life pose exciting challenges to physics itself, and biophysics has emerged as an important subfield of this discipline. Here, William Bialek provides the first graduate-level introduction to biophysics aimed at physics students. Bialek begins by exploring how photon counting in vision offers important lessons about the opportunities for quantitative, physics-style experiments on diverse biological phenomena. He draws from these lessons three general physical principles--the importance of noise, the need to understand the extraordinary performance of living systems without appealing to finely tuned parameters, and the critical role of the representation and flow of information in the business of life. Bialek then applies these principles to a broad range of phenomena, including the control of gene expression, perception and memory, protein folding, the mechanics of the inner ear, the dynamics of biochemical reactions, and pattern formation in developing embryos. Featuring numerous problems and exercises throughout, Biophysics emphasizes the unifying power of abstract physical principles to motivate new and novel experiments on biological systems. Covers a range of biological phenomena from the physicist's perspective Features 200 problems Draws on statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and related mathematical concepts Includes an annotated bibliography and detailed appendixes Instructor's manual (available only to teachers)

Biological Physics

Biological Physics

with New Art by David Goodsell

  • Author: Philip Nelson
  • Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1319038948
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 600
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Biological Physics focuses on new results in molecular motors, self-assembly, and single-molecule manipulation that have revolutionized the field in recent years, and integrates these topics with classical results. The text also provides foundational material for the emerging field of nanotechnology.

e-Study Guide for: Physical Biology of the Cell by Rob Phillips, ISBN 9780815344506

e-Study Guide for: Physical Biology of the Cell by Rob Phillips, ISBN 9780815344506

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  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 147844455X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 84
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Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.

Physics of Cancer

Physics of Cancer

  • Author: Claudia Mierke
  • Publisher: Iop Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 9780750311359
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  • Page: 400
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'Physics of Cancer' emphasizes a novel biophysical-based view on cancer disease and metastasis highlighting the functional role of mechanical properties of cells while describing the biological state of cancer. Originating in part from the author's own courses on tumor biology and cellular biophysics, this book is suitable for students and researchers in this dynamic interdisciplinary field, be they from a physical, biological or medical sciences background.