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Physical biology : from atoms to medicine

Author: Ahmed H Zewail
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addresses significant problems in physical biology and adjacent disciplines. This volume provides a perspective on the methods and concepts at the heart of chemical and biological behavior, covering  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Portraits
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmed H Zewail
ISBN: 9781848161993 1848161999 9781848162006 1848162006
OCLC Number: 937969242
Description: xiii, 567 p. : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The preoccupations of twenty-first-century biology --
The world as physics, mathematics and nothing else --
Physical biology; 4D visualization of complexity --
Revolutionary developments from atomic to extended structural imaging --
Physical biology at the crossroads --
The challenge of quasi-regular structures in biology --
The future of biological X-ray analysis --
Reinterpreting the genetic code: implications for macromolecular design, evolution and analysis --
Designing ligands to bind tightly to proteins --
Biology by the numbers --
Eppur si muove --
Protein folding and beyond: energy landscapes and the organization of living matter in time and space --
Protein folding and misfolding: from atoms to organisms --
A systems approach to medicine will transform healthcare --
The neurobiology of consciousness --
Computer-aided drug discovery: physics-based simulations from the molecular to the cellular level --
Precision measurements in biology --
Potassium channels and the atomic basis of selective ion conduction --
Symmetry breaking, delocalization and dynamics in electron transfer systems --
The initial value representation of semiclassical theory: a practical way for adding quantum effects to classical molecular dynamics simulations of complec molecular systems --
Biographies.
Responsibility: [edited by] Ahmed H. Zewail.

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