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Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
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"Beats and Bytes," by Constance Holden. Random Samples, Science, 8August 1997, page 771.

This short piece describes a highly detailed computer model of a dog heart,which could improve understanding of human heart problems. According to aresearcher quoted in the piece, this kind of computational biology is importantbecause it provides a "mathematical description of the stability of a systemand disease as a mathematical perturbation of that system."

--- Allyn Jackson