Tadashi Nakano is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan. He has authored or co-authored a series of papers on molecular communication, including the very first paper, published in 2005.
Andrew W. Eckford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University, Toronto, Canada. He has authored over 50 papers in the peer-reviewed literature, and received the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario Gold Medal.
Tokuko Haraguchi is an Executive Researcher in the Advanced ICT Research Institute at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Kobe, Japan, and a professor with the Graduate School of Science and the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences at Osaka University, Japan. She has authored 100 papers in biological research.
The editors of the book invited 36 chapters, written by the leading researchers in this area, and their contributions include detailed tutorials on the main topics, surveys of the state of the art in research, experimental results, and discussions of specific research goals. The main subjects addressed are sequence discovery, generation, and analysis; nanoconstructions and self-assembly; membrane computing; formal models and analysis; process calculi and automata; biochemical reactions; and other topics from natural computing, including molecular evolution, regulation of gene expression, light-based computing, cellular automata, realistic modelling of biological systems, and evolutionary computing.
This subject is inherently interdisciplinary, and this book will be of value to researchers in computer science and biology who study the impact of the exciting mutual interaction between our understanding of bioprocesses and our understanding of computation.
In Ending Aging, Dr. de Grey and his research assistant Michael Rae describe the details of this biotechnology. They explain that the aging of the human body, just like the aging of man-made machines, results from an accumulation of various types of damage. As with man-made machines, this damage can periodically be repaired, leading to indefinite extension of the machine's fully functional lifetime, just as is routinely done with classic cars. We already know what types of damage accumulate in the human body, and we are moving rapidly toward the comprehensive development of technologies to remove that damage. By demystifying aging and its postponement for the nonspecialist reader, de Grey and Rae systematically dismantle the fatalist presumption that aging will forever defeat the efforts of medical science.