DUBLIN — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 16, 2012 — Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bzg8gr/comprehensive_biop) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new report "Comprehensive Biophysics" to their offering.
Biophysics (also biological physics) is an interdisciplinary science that applies theories and methods of the physical sciences to questions of biology. Biophysics research today comprises of a number of specific biological studies. These studies do not share a unique identifying factor, or subject themselves to clear and concise definitions. This is the result of biophysics' relatively recent appearance as a scientific discipline. The studies included under the umbrella of biophysics ranges from sequence comparison to neural networks. In the recent past, biophysics included creating mechanical limbs and nanomachines to regulate biological functions. Nowadays, these are more commonly referred to as belonging to the fields of bioengineering and nanotechnology respectively. We may expect these definitions to further refine themselves.
Biophysics often does not have university-level departments of its own, but have presence as groups across departments within the fields of physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, biology, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacology, physiology, and neuroscience.
The field of Biophysics counts a large number of journals that are directly and indirectly concerned with the field. There is no reference work that encompasses the entire field and unites the different areas of research. Comprehensive Biophysics fills this vacuum, being a definitive work on Biophysics.
- Biophysical research today encompasses many areas of biology. These studies do not necessarily share a unique identifying factor. This work unites the different areas of research and allows users, regardless of their background, to navigate through the most essential concepts with ease, saving them time and vastly improving their understanding.
- The field of biophysics counts several journals that are directly and indirectly concerned with the field. There is no reference work that encompasses the entire field and unites the different areas of research through deep foundational reviews. Comprehensive Biophysics fills this vacuum, being a definitive work on biophysics. It will help users apply context to the diverse journal literature offering, and aid them in identifying areas for further research.
- Chief Editor Edward Egelman (E-I-C, Biophysical Journal) has assembled an impressive, world-class team of Volume Editors and Contributing Authors. Each chapter has been painstakingly reviewed and checked for consistent high quality. The result is an authoritative overview which ties the literature together and provides the user with a reliable background information and citation resource.
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