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The self-organizing dynamic stability of far-from-equilibrium biological systems

Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institutskaya str. 3, Pushchino, Moscow Region, 142290, Russian Federation

One of the stability indications of a living system is the variation of the system's characteristic time scales. Underlying the stability mechanism are the structural hierarchy and self-organization of systems, the factors that give rise to a positive (accelerating) feedback and a negative (braking) feedback. In highly organized living organisms information processing in the brain cortex plays a special role.

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Keywords: biosystems, characteristic times, stability, metamorphosis
PACS: 05.65.+b, 05.70.Ln, 87.18.−h (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2016.08.037871
Citation: Ivanitskii G R "The self-organizing dynamic stability of far-from-equilibrium biological systems" Phys. Usp. 60 705–730 (2017)
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Received: 29th, July 2016, 5th, August 2016

Оригинал: Иваницкий Г Р «Самоорганизующаяся динамическая устойчивость биосистем, далёких от равновесия» УФН 187 757–784 (2017); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2016.08.037871

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