Biomedical Cybernetics is an innovative scientific approach that aims in a deeper understanding of function and development of complex living systems. It covers mathematical and structural description of information processing in organisms and ecosystems, decision making, e.g. in clinical application and statistical description of dynamical networks that describe e.g. the spreading of infectious diseaes.
Subject of biological cybernetics is the investigation of navigational principles that are essential for survival as well as reproduction of organisms. Being understood in the broadest possible sense the term "organism" covers all possible scales ranging from single organelles to the biosphere.
Medical Cybernetics searches for quantitative descriptions of biological dynamics primarily in the intact, but beyond also in the diseased organism in order to gain new insights into the principles of life and its perturbations and to gather evidence based foundations for clinical decision making.
Systems biology aims at a systems level understanding of control and regulation processes in a living organism. As a transdisciplinary research field it integrates methods from systems theory, biology, biochemistry, medicine, mathematics, physics, technology and computer science.
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