The rationale and implementation of translational systems biology as a new paradigm for the study of inflammation

Gary An, Yoram Vodovotz*

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Abstract

The contents of this book represent a new way of looking at the role of inflammation in the balance between health and disease and present a series of advanced computational methods applied with an awareness of system-level consequences towards an explicit translational goal. Grounded in the fundamentals of scientific investigation, translational systems biology brings with it the reminder that the quest to improve human health involves being able to effectively intervene on the processes that generate health and disease. Furthermore, the foundational properties of inflammation that challenge the traditional and neotraditional research community, namely complexity and nonlinearity of structure and dynamics, also necessarily scale to the level of that community itself. As a result, the implementation of Translational Systems Biology not only provides a pathway towards discovering and engineering new and better therapies for specific disease processes but also represents a therapeutic paradigm shift for an increasingly ailing and insufficient biomedical research structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Systems and Computational Biology Approaches to Acute Inflammation
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages283-287
Number of pages5
Volume9781461480082
ISBN (Electronic)9781461480082
ISBN (Print)1461480078, 9781461480075
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2013

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