A mathematical model of a heart stent
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Canic, through the center, currently is working with researchers at the Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Rice University, UT Health Science Center in Houston, Baylor College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She says using math this way is efficient and reduces the cost of experimental testing.
"Only a small number of suggested designs would have to be tested to see which performs best in a given situation instead of having experiments done on a large number of possibilities," she said. "This is a fertile ground for this kind of research to be produced in Houston and UH. We are almost uniquely positioned to carry first rate research in this particular area."
Mathematical Biosciences are part of what's happening at the University of Houston. I'm Marisa Ramirez.
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