A new vision for biomedicine: A systems approach

Jaime Gomez-Ramirez, Jinglong Wu

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Abstract

While it is widely recognised that, on the one hand, reductionistic approaches are inadequate to deal with the multifactorial and complex nature of health and disease, and on the other hand, a system level understanding of the normal and pathological functioning of biological systems is sorely needed; no clear procedure have been put forth about the actual implementation of such a program. In this paper we review the tools and the mode of thinking that systems biology has set forward in the last twenty years, pinpointing its key methodological and epistemic aspects, together with the technical obstacles and conceptual limitations that it is faced with. A new approach conducive to a system level understanding of biomedical systems is thus, proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012 Proceedings
Pages479-484
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 24 2012
Event6th International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 4 2012

Publication series

Name2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012 Proceedings

Other

Other6th International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period7/1/127/4/12

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Keywords

  • adaptation
  • category theory
  • robustness
  • stability
  • systems biology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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Gomez-Ramirez, J., & Wu, J. (2012). A new vision for biomedicine: A systems approach. In 2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012 Proceedings (pp. 479-484). [6275702] (2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012 Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCME.2012.6275702