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Using Advanced Physics to Model Biological Systems?

  1. Jul 12, 2012 #1
    Using Advanced Physics to Model Biological Systems??

    Just out of curiosity, is physics (advanced or theoretical, not simple classical physics like thermodynamics or mechanical properties) ever used to model, solve, explain, or apply to medical or biological (human) systems? I know hemodynamics and neuroscience involves a lot of math based physical science, but has the overlap ever been made between these fields of medicine/biology and advanced physical disciplines such as microfluidics, condensed matter, plasma physics, laser physics, high energy, particle, and the like? This is probably kind of absurd (I'm still in high school so I don't know a whole lot about these subjects) and I know that a lot of these properties are not directly involved in biological areas, but I was curious if any have ever been adapted to mirror or model certain system properties.
    Thanks!
     
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