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Pitt Receives $2.5 Million to Simulate and Analyze Brain, Immune System Activity


June 24, 2008

math graphic In an effort to promote the application of mathematics to medical treatment, researchers in the University of Pittsburgh's department of mathematics will undertake a $2.5 million project to create models of how the brain and immune system function and change over time in response to certain illnesses, infections and treatment. The models are intended to help doctors better understand and predict the possible short- and long-term responses of their patient's body to treatment. Full Story

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