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Biomedical Engineering Simulates Life @ Small Scale

Biomedical engineering research has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, but the field still falls short of most other types of engineering in one key respect: engineers’ ability to model their work.

With the enormous complexity involved in even the simplest of living organisms, developed over billions of years of evolution, true models tend to fall well short of the wide array of interactions taking place within an organism, making it much more difficult to rely on computers to expedite engineering research and development.