Fractals in Biology and Medicine

  • Gabriele A. Losa
  • Danilo Merlini
  • Theo F. Nonnenmacher
  • Ewald R. Weibel

Part of the Mathematics and Biosciences in Interaction book series (MBI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Fractal Design of Biological Structures and Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. J. West, P. Allegrini, P. Grigolini
      Pages 17-29
    3. J. P. Rigaut, D. Schoëvaërt-Brossault, A. M. Downs, G. Landini
      Pages 73-85
    4. G. Baumann, J. Dollinger, G. A. Losa, T. F. Nonnenmacher
      Pages 97-113
    5. J. B. Bassingthwaighte, D. A. Beard, R. B. King
      Pages 114-127
    6. C.-A. Porret, N. Stergiopulos, S. de Brouwer, H. Achakri, J.-J. Meister
      Pages 128-138
    7. Michael Meyer, C. Marconi, G. Ferretti, R. Fiocchi, F. Mamprin, J. E. Skinner et al.
      Pages 139-151
    8. A. Khrennikov
      Pages 165-168
    9. G. Damiani
      Pages 169-187
  3. Chromatin Structure, DNA Organisation and Nuclear Membranes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. F. Marinelli, R. Santoro, N. M. Maraldi
      Pages 220-225
    3. F. Sepulcre, J. Grau, M. García-Bonafé, A. Moragas
      Pages 226-230
    4. G. Bianciardi, C. Miracco, M. Margherita de Santi, A. Perrone, A. Bruni, P. Luzi
      Pages 231-237
    5. Z. Földes-Papp, B. Angerer, W. Ankenbauer, G. Baumann, E. Birch-Hirschfeld, S. Björling et al.
      Pages 238-254
    6. A. K. Kleinschmidt, G. Baumann, R. Martin, R. K. Zahn
      Pages 255-266
  4. Fractal Structures in Tumours and Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. G. Landini
      Pages 268-283
    3. C. Miracco, G. Bianciardi, A. Perrone, A. Bruni, S. Lazzi, P. Luzi
      Pages 284-293
    4. E. Oczeretko, F. Rogowski, D. Jurgilewicz
      Pages 326-334
    5. R. J. C. Wilding, M. M. Ferguson, N. Parr, G. Mckellar, B. K. Adams
      Pages 335-344
    6. D. Venturoli, S. Grungo, D. Negrini, G. Miserocchi
      Pages 345-353
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 366-373

About this book


"Fractals in Biology and Medicine, Volume 2" explores the potential of the fractal geometry in understanding how to analyse natural shapes. The volume devotes special emphasis to the complex field of human tumours.


biology cancer cell dynamics fractal geometry image analysis lymphocytes membrane population tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriele A. Losa
    • 1
  • Danilo Merlini
    • 2
  • Theo F. Nonnenmacher
    • 3
  • Ewald R. Weibel
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratorio di Patologia CellulareIstituto Cantonale di PatologiaLocarnoSwitzerland
  2. 2.Centro Ricerche in Fisica e MatematicaLocarnoSwitzerland
  3. 3.Abteilung für Mathematische PhysikUniversität UlmUlmGermany
  4. 4.Anatomisches InstitutUniversität BernBernSwitzerland

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