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This paper briefly considers the notion of a biology of quantum information from a number of complementary points of view. We begin with a very brief look at some of the biomolecular systems that are thought to exploit quantum mechanical effects and then turn to the issue of measurement in these systems and the concomitant generation of information. This(More)
A number of viewpoints on how a cell can be modelled are discussed in this paper in light of the ability it has to process information. The paper begins with a very brief summary of four general types of computation: sequential, parallel, distributed, and emergent. These form the general framework from which a number of comparisons are made. Several(More)
This paper presents a particle swarm optimizer (PSO) with passive congregation to improve the performance of standard PSO (SPSO). Passive congregation is an important biological force preserving swarm integrity. By introducing passive congregation to PSO, information can be transferred among individuals of the swarm. A particle swarm optimizer with passive(More)
Parallel evolutionary algorithms are often used to alleviate the large computational demands of standard evolutionary algorithms. Unfortunately, implementations of parallel evolutionary algorithms can be complicated and often require specific hardware and software settings. This frequently results in very problem-specific parallel evolutionary algorithms(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if the rapid waveform profile of the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) assay, which detects lipoprotein-complexed C reactive protein (LCCRP) formation, predicts sepsis and mortality in critically ill patients. DESIGN Observational, cohort study. SETTING General intensive therapy unit (ITU) of a tertiary care hospital.(More)
An object-oriented approach has been applied to the different stages involved in developing a knowledge base about insulin metabolism. At an early stage the separation of terminological and assertional knowledge was made. The terminological component was developed by medical experts and represented in CORE. An object-oriented knowledge acquisition process(More)
In eucaryotic organisms, responses to external signals are mediated by a repertoire of intracellular signalling pathways that ultimately bring about the activation/inactivation of protein kinases and/or protein phosphatases. Until relatively recently, little thought had been given to the intracellular distribution of the components of these signalling(More)
Extracting comprehensible and general classifiers from data in the form of rule systems is an important task in many problem domains. This study investigates the utility of a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm (MOEA) for this task. Multi-objective evolutionary algorithms are capable of finding several trade-off solutions between different objectives in(More)