Accession Number:

ADA409429

Title:

Emergence (From Chaos?) of Regulatory Order in the Transplanted Heart

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HAHNEMANN MEDICAL COLL AND HOSPITAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

There are many systems in nature in which a large assembly of autonomous parts agents interacting locally, in the absence of a high level global level controller, can give rise to highly coordinated and optimized behavior. The complex adaptive behavior of global structures that emerges is a consequence of nonlinear spatio-temporal interactions of local level processes or subsystems.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE