Mathematics and Biology

Math Awareness Week 1998
Math Awareness Week 1998

Math Awareness Month 1999

Moth Math: Olfactory Cell Models in Manduca sexta

How does your nose know what it's smelling? Though Manduca moths don't look much like people, their olfactory sytems actually have a lot in common with ours. In hopes of better understanding just how our own sense of smell works, researchers at the U of A have developed a mathematical model for potassium ion uptake based on the glomeruli of the Manduca moth.
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