Welcome to the
new software package. This year marks an important milestone on our
road to a mathematical biology in that a solution to the problem of
connecting data – uninterruptedly - from molecules to organisms is
now available. Such a capability offers the promise of reverse and
forward engineering within the framework of a mathematical systems
biology. However, the single, most important factor limiting
the development of this systems model continues to be the scarcity
of research data that can be used to evaluate the engineering
equations. This scarcity can be traced directly to the enormous
popularity, but rank ineffectiveness of semiquantitative methods and
data. The reader will soon discover that when put to the test, semiquantitative data fail
biology begins to exist when the published data of a discipline are
stored in a relational database and when the rules that define such
data are written down. The Stereology Literature database
and the Universal Biology Database satisfy the first
condition and the Rule Book: Guidelines to a Mathematical Biology
the second. The current report and software package introduce these
rules and show what they can do.
The software package offers:
A progress report including a candid discussion of
collection of programs and databases.
A solution to the
problem of capturing the data of biochemistry, molecular
biology, and immunocytochemistry.
Rule Book that charts the course of a mathematical biology.