Using maths to predict the movement of animals πŸ†πŸ¦“πŸ¦πŸ˜

We can use mathematical modelling to predict the movements of many species in the wild 🐾🐾. But first…why is it important for us to be able to do this?! πŸ€”Well, knowing how and why animals move through their environment has huge ecological, behavioural and evolutionary ramifications such as those in social interactions, spread of disease,Continue reading “Using maths to predict the movement of animals πŸ†πŸ¦“πŸ¦πŸ˜”

Using maths to combat bacterial infections πŸ¦ 

Let’s suppose you eat some undercooked meat πŸ— or drink some contaminated waterπŸ₯› by mistake. You might be fine, you might feel a bit sick for a few days but get better, but (if you are unlucky) you might have to go to the hospital and have a course of antibiotics πŸ’Š.–Let’s talk about whatContinue reading “Using maths to combat bacterial infections πŸ¦ ”

The Maths of Asthma πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€βš•οΈ

This is just one of the many medical applications of maths.The airway can be thought of as a stretchy material that opens up as we breathe. When someone with asthma has an asthma attack, their airways contract/tighten making it difficult for them to catch their breathe. We can use maths to mimic this by usingContinue reading “The Maths of Asthma πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€βš•οΈ”