By Gabriele A. Losa, Danilo Merlini, Theo F. Nonnenmacher, Ewald R. Weibel

This quantity is quantity 4 in a sequence of lawsuits volumes from the foreign Symposia on Fractals in Biology and drugs in Ascona, Switzerland. It highlights the aptitude that fractal geometry bargains for elucidating and explaining the advanced makeup of cells, tissues and organic organisms both in common, irregular and tumoral stipulations. It discusses current and destiny functions of fractal geometry, bringing jointly mobile and molecular biology, engineering, arithmetic, physics, drugs and different disciplines and permitting an interdisciplinary imaginative and prescient. The e-book will be of curiosity to researchers and scholars from molecular and phone biology, biomedicine, biomathematics, analytical morphology, immunology and neurology who're drawn to the mix of arithmetic and lifestyles sciences.

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