News from the world of maths: Medical experts prescribe more maths

Friday, January 16, 2009

Leading European scientists have said that mathematical modelling is key to future breakthroughs in the treatment of diseases including cancer, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. In a science policy briefing published by the European Science Foundation, the scientists set out a detailed strategy for the application of an area called systems biology to medical research. The aim is to improve early diagnosis, develop new therapies and drugs, and to move to a more personalised style of medicine.

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