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The Biophysical Society is an international scientific society whose purpose is to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. [1]

43 relations: Academy, Active transport, American Physiological Society, Bioenergetics, Biological engineering, Biological membrane, Biophysical Journal, Biophysics, Biopolymer, British Biophysical Society, Cell biophysics, Classified information in the United States, Columbus, Ohio, Cryogenic electron microscopy, Cytoskeleton, Emily M. Gray Award, Endocytosis, Ernest C. Pollard, Exocytosis, Fluorescence in the life sciences, Government, Herman P. Schwan, Industry, Intelligent design, Intrinsically disordered proteins, Kenneth Stewart Cole, Learned society, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award, Mechanobiology, Membrane biology, Michael and Kate Bárány Award, Molecular biophysics, Molecular self-assembly, Motor protein, Nanotechnology, Otto Schmitt, Permeation, Robley C. Williams, Rockville, Maryland, Science fair, Science policy, United States Congress, Visa policy of the United States.


An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education, higher learning, research, or honorary membership.

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Active transport

Active transport is the movement of molecules across a membrane from a region of their lower concentration to a region of their higher concentration—in the direction against the concentration gradient.

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American Physiological Society

The American Physiological Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members.

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Bioenergetics is a field in biochemistry and cell biology that concerns energy flow through living systems.

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Biological engineering

Biological engineering or bio-engineering is the application of principles of biology and the tools of engineering to create usable, tangible, economically viable products.

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Biological membrane

A biological membrane or biomembrane is an enclosing or separating membrane that acts as a selectively permeable barrier within living things.

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Biophysical Journal

The Biophysical Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Cell Press on behalf of the Biophysical Society.

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Biophysics is an interdisciplinary science that applies the approaches and methods of physics to study biological systems.

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Biopolymers are polymers produced by living organisms; in other words, they are polymeric biomolecules.

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British Biophysical Society

The British Biophysical Society is a scientific society that exists to encourage and disseminate developments in the application of physical and chemical concepts to biological systems.

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Cell biophysics

Cell biophysics (or cellular biophysics) is a sub-field of biophysics that focuses on physical principles underlying cell function.

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Classified information in the United States

The United States government classification system is established under Executive Order 13526, the latest in a long series of executive orders on the topic.

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Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is the state capital and the most populous city in Ohio.

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Cryogenic electron microscopy

Electron cryomicroscopy (CryoEM) is an electron microscopy (EM) technique where the sample is cooled to cryogenic temperatures.

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A cytoskeleton is present in all cells of all domains of life (archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes).

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Emily M. Gray Award

The Emily M. Gray Award from the Biophysical Society in Rockville, Maryland, is given in recognition of "significant contributions to education in biophysics." (last visited Mar. 24, 2014).

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Endocytosis is a form of bulk transport in which a cell transports molecules (such as proteins) into the cell (endo- + cytosis) by engulfing them in an energy-using process.

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Ernest C. Pollard

Ernest Charles "Ernie" Pollard (April 16, 1906 – February 24, 1997) was a professor of physics and biophysics and an author, who worked on the development of radar systems in World War II, worked on the physics of living cells, and who wrote textbooks and approximately 200 papers on nuclear physics and radiation biophysics.

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Exocytosis is a form of active transport in which a cell transports molecules (e.g., neurotransmitters and proteins) out of the cell (exo- + cytosis) by expelling them through an energy-dependent process.

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Fluorescence in the life sciences

Fluorescence is used in the life sciences generally as a non-destructive way of tracking or analysing biological molecules by means of fluorescence.

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A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, often a state.

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Herman P. Schwan

Herman P. Schwan (7 August 1915 – 17 March 2005) was a biomedical engineer and biophysicist, recognised as the "founding father of biomedical engineering".

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Industry is the production of goods or related services within an economy.

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Intelligent design

Intelligent design (ID) is a religious argument for the existence of God, presented by its proponents as "an evidence-based scientific theory about life's origins",Numbers 2006, p. 373; " captured headlines for its bold attempt to rewrite the basic rules of science and its claim to have found indisputable evidence of a God-like being.

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Intrinsically disordered proteins

An intrinsically disordered protein (IDP) is a protein that lacks a fixed or ordered three-dimensional structure.

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Kenneth Stewart Cole

Kenneth Stewart Cole (July 10, 1900 – April 18, 1984) was an American biophysicist described by his peers as "a pioneer in the application of physical science to biology".

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Learned society

A learned society (also known as a learned academy, scholarly society, or academic association) is an organisation that exists to promote an academic discipline, profession, or a group of related disciplines such as the arts.

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Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award

The Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award from the Biophysical Society in Rockville, Maryland, is given to a woman who "holds very high promise or has achieved prominence while developing the early stages of a career in biophysical research".

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Mechanobiology is an emerging field of science at the interface of biology and engineering that focuses on how physical forces and changes in the mechanical properties of cells and tissues contribute to development, cell differentiation, physiology, and disease.

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Membrane biology

Membrane biology is the study of the biological and physiochemical characteristics of membranes.

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Michael and Kate Bárány Award

The Michael and Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators from the Biophysical Society in Rockville, Maryland, "recognizes an outstanding contribution to biophysics by a person who has not achieved the rank of full professor." The award was established in 1992 as the Young Investigator Award and renamed in 1998, when it was endowed by Michael Bárány and Kate Bárány.

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Molecular biophysics

Molecular biophysics is a rapidly evolving interdisciplinary area of research that combines concepts in physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and biology.

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Molecular self-assembly

Molecular self-assembly is the process by which molecules adopt a defined arrangement without guidance or management from an outside source.

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Motor protein

Motor proteins are a class of molecular motors that can move along the cytoplasm of animal cells.

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Nanotechnology ("nanotech") is manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale.

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Otto Schmitt

Otto Herbert Schmitt (April 6, 1913 – January 6, 1998) was an American inventor, engineer, and biophysicist known for his scientific contributions to biophysics and for establishing the field of biomedical engineering.

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In physics and engineering, permeation (also called imbuing) is the penetration of a permeate (such as a liquid, gas, or vapor) through a solid.

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Robley C. Williams

Robley Cook Williams (October 13, 1908 – January 3, 1995) was an early biophysicist and virologist.

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Rockville, Maryland

Rockville is a city and the county seat of Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, part of the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.

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Science fair

A science fair experiment is generally a competition where contestants present their science project, results in the form of a report, display board, and/or models that they have created.

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Science policy

Science policy is concerned with the allocation of resources for the conduct of science towards the goal of best serving the public interest.

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United States Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.

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Visa policy of the United States

The visa policy of the United States deals with the requirements which a foreign national wishing to enter the United States must meet to obtain a visa, which is a permit to travel to, enter, and remain in the United States.

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