The utility of mathematical models in evolutionary biology
Despite their important role as "proof-of-concept" tests in evolutionary research, mathematical models are commonly misunderstood in the biology research community.
A numbers game: Math helps to predict how the body fights disease
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have defined for the first time how the size of the immune response is controlled, using mathematical models to predict how powerfully immune cells respond to infection ...
Uncovering complex network structures in nature
The global spread of Ebola is due to the complex interactions between individuals, societies, and transportation and trade networks. Understanding and building appropriate statistical and mathematical models ...
Research could improve nuclear power plant safety – and stop your kettle furring up
Taking inspiration from nature, researchers have created a versatile model to predict how stalagmite-like structures form in nuclear processing plants – as well as how lime scale builds up in kettles.
Killing off alien invaders – with maths
Environmental scientists are using a new mathematical model to ensure that feral pests are well and truly beaten.