Astronomers at the University of Washington have developed a new method of gauging the atmospheric pressure of exoplanets, or worlds beyond the solar system, by looking for a certain type of molecule. And if there is life out in space, scientists may one day use this same technique to detect its biosignature — the telltale chemical signs of its presence — in the atmosphere of an alien world.
An international team of scientists has, for the first time, revealed the color scheme of an...
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted “Edison,” a...
eQUEUE is designed to be an intuitive Web-based front-end job submission tool and management portal that increases cluster utilization by making it easier to run jobs from any Web browser. It has the added value of virtually eliminating errors through pre-defined job submission scripts.
Three U.S.-based scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry on October 9, 1013, for developing powerful computer models that any researcher can use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs. Research in the 1970s by Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel has led to programs that unveil chemical processes such as how exhaust fumes are purified or how photosynthesis takes place in green leaves
The rapid increase of investment in biotherapeutics is changing the profile of the biopharmaceutical industry and, along with it, data management in the laboratory. With attention on longer patent life, high barriers to generic equivalents and personalized medicine, an increasing portion of R&D spending is being allocated to large molecule therapies
Schrödinger and DeltaSoft jointly announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow Schrödinger to enhance its current Enterprise Informatics offerings with DeltaSoft's flagship product ChemCart and associated tool base.
The Pistoia Alliance has released the HELM biomolecular representation standard software toolkit and editor under the permissive open source MIT license. HELM (Hierarchical Editing Language for Macromolecules) enables the representation of a wide range of biomolecules whose size and complexity render existing small-molecule and sequence-based informatics methodologies impractical or unusable.
Scientist at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have used a computer simulation for predicting the effectiveness of various combination therapies for colon tumors. In most tumors, the communication between the individual cells is disturbed and the cells permanently receive growth and survival signals. For this reason, drugs are increasingly used in modern tumor therapy that targets those molecules to shut down these faulty signals.
Core Informatics, a provider of data management solutions to the life sciences, molecular diagnostics and energy industries, and OpenEye Scientific Software, a developer of innovative molecular modeling and cheminformatics solutions for molecular discovery, have announced a new partnership and the integration of OpenEye cheminformatics software into Core Informatics’ web-based Core LIMS and Core ELN.
A National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported world-class supercomputer named Stampede, which has already enabled research teams to predict where and when earthquakes may strike, how much sea levels could rise, and how fast brain tumors grow- was officially dedicated on March 27, 2013.
Irvine, Calif., March 25, 2013 — UC Irvine neurobiologists have found a novel molecular mechanism that helps trigger the formation of long-term memory. The researchers believe the discovery of this mechanism adds another piece to the puzzle in the ongoing effort to uncover the mysteries of memory and, potentially, certain intellectual disabilities.
The flip of a single molecular switch helps create the mature neuronal connections that allow the brain to bridge the gap between adolescent impressionability and adult stability. Now Yale School of Medicine researchers have reversed the process, recreating a youthful brain that facilitated both learning and healing in the adult mouse.
Vanderbilt University researchers have combined small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering with dynamic molecular modeling to determine how the structure of RPA responds as it engages DNA
Detailed studies of one of the best-performing organic photovoltaic materials reveal an unusual bilayer lamellar structure that may help explain the material’s superior performance at converting sunlight to electricity and guide the synthesis of new materials with even better properties.
One of the fastest growing areas in science is comparative genomics, which is driven by advances in next-generation sequencing technology. To meet the needs of scientists in this rapidly expanding field, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has announced a significantly improved software set of more than 30 new and updated applications for life science researchers across the country.
NVIDIA has announced plans with Gaussian, Inc. and The Portland Group (PGI) to develop a future GPU-accelerated release of the Gaussian software application for quantum chemistry.
Combination Therapies Inhibiting P7 Could Prevent Spread of HCV in the Body British researchers have identified specific resistance mutations for two classes of p7 inhibitor, which may explain their lack of effectiveness in clinical trials combined with current standard of care. Study...
The size and shape of the human cerebral cortex, an evolutionary marvel responsible for everything from Shakespeare's poetry to the atomic bomb, are largely influenced by mutations in a single gene, according to a team of researchers
A study of what influences decision making on issues whose consequences will only be felt by future generations won first prize in the annual Addiction Science Awards at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) -- the world's largest science competition for high...
(Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine) Basic and translational research on cancer, and development of new cancer therapeutics, has focused on different aspects of cancer cellular function. One area of focus is the life and death of a cancer cell. In the work published in the...
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) Scientists believe that modified measles viruses can be "re-targeted" to attack only tumor cells, and thus transformed into a powerful new therapy for cancer.
(Biophysical Society) The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Minority Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 55th Annual Meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md., March 5-9, 2011. The awards are meant to encourage participation at the...
(Virginia Tech) Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered how abscisic acid, a natural plant hormone with known beneficial properties for the treatment of disease, helps fight inflammation.
(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Four researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory lead projects that have been awarded a total of 65 million hours of computing time on Argonne's energy-efficient Blue Gene/P ("Intrepid") supercomputer.
About two percent of the population has a condition called synesthesia, in which two different sensations, like color and sound, are experienced at once. Although this condition is rare, the new findings suggest the brain is wired in complex and sometimes overlapping ways to help people interpret and understand their environments
Many of today’s most difficult scientific computations include some gain from GPUs Mike May Scientific simulations can tackle larger problems and produce more accurate answers, as computing grows increasingly parallel. This need for parallel processing proves particularly crucial for some questions, including how to make better drugs and how elements formed after the Big Bang
With the help of a new method, neuroscientists have now discovered that neurons systematically recycle the protein components necessary for transmitter release. In this way they guarantee the reliability of signal transmission in the brain
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