Energy and Information Transfer in Biological Systems: How Physics Could Enrich Biological Understanding : Proceedings of the International Workshop, Acireale, Catania, Italy, 18-22 September 2002

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Larissa S. Brizhik, Francesco Musumeci, Mae-Wan Ho
World Scientific, 2003 - Medical - 371 pages
This volume contains papers based on the workshop OC Energy and Information Transfer in Biological Systems: How Physics Could Enrich Biological UnderstandingOCO, held in Italy in 2002. The meeting was a forum aimed at evaluating the potential and outlooks of a modern physics approach to understanding and describing biological processes, especially regarding the transition from the microscopic chemical scenario to the macroscopic functional configurations of living matter. In this frame some leading researchers presented and discussed several basic topics, such as the photon interaction with biological systems also from the viewpoint of photon information processes and of possible applications; the influence of electromagnetic fields on the self-organization of biosystems including the nonlinear mechanism for energy transfer and storage; and the influence of the structure of water on the properties of biological matter."
 

Contents

Foreword vii
1
Delayed Luminescence and Motional Harmonicity
14
Search for Quantum and Classical Modes of Information Processing
31
From Molecular Machines to Coherent Organisms
63
New Hierarchic Theory of Water and Its Role in Biosystems
82
How the Absorption of Monochromatic Visibletonear IR Radiation
148
Analysis and Models of RealWorld Networks
188
On the Physics of Ultraweak Bioluminescence and Intercellular Photon
205
How Can Physics Help?
245
Delayed Luminescence and Cells Structure Organization
264
Life as a Fourth Level of Quantum Organization of Nature
293
A New Advanced Research Equipment for Fast Ultraweak
308
Conclusive Remarks
347
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