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Old 07-16-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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Alter the Way Diffusion Occurs
The Internet, motorways and other transport systems, and many social and biological systems are composed of nodes connected by edges. They can therefore be represented as networks. Scientists studying diffusion over such networks over time have now identified the temporal characteristics that affect their diffusion pathways.

Order of events taking place in complex networks may dramatically alter the way diffusion occurs

Renaud Lambiotte, Lionel Tabourier, Jean-Charles Delvenne. Burstiness and spreading on temporal networks. The European Physical Journal B, 2013; 86 (7) DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2013-40456-9
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:38 AM
 
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Pretty cool paper. I'd love to see it applied to metabolic networks that can dynamically respond to environmental stimuli to produce different physiological response. "Diffusion" of nutrients or signaling molecules down one path vs. another can dramatically change response.
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