Accumulating Literature

My research this summer was based on computational neuroscience which is a combination of using computer based programs like Cell Designer in order to model the chemical reactions within a cell. The first step of this research is to build a working model of the cell-based reactions. To build the model, I would  need to read literature based on my topic  – Alzheimer’s Disease and hypertension and accordingly model the pathways depicted on Cell Designer. Visually modeling these reactions and illustrating how a cell can develop features that lead to Alzheimer’s Disease would then provide the foundation to create mathematical algorithms to predict specific outcomes on alteration of the model.

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