HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
St. Jude ranked among top 500 supercomputer centers

collection to discovery of important new findings."

"The Hartwell Center is dedicated to research that will benefit children, and in the long run, the research will benefit all people who suffer from some of the same catastrophic diseases that threaten children around the world," Naeve said. "In that sense, although this is a St. Jude resource, it will produce knowledge that will be a resource for the entire world."

"Our goal is to help St. Jude use information technology to quicken the pace of clinical research into children's diseases," said James Coffin, Ph.D., vice president, IBM Life Sciences. "The selection of the right technology was very important to St. Jude because of the complexity of the projects and the volume of data that researchers are dealing with in their investigations. We are very pleased that they chose IBM's BladeCenter for their computing needs."

One of the St. Jude projects uses the new computing power to study the motion of enzyme molecules in order to determine how these proteins work, and how mutations in them change or destroy their ability to do their jobs, Naeve said. Enzymes are large proteins that control the speed of specific biochemical reactions in the body. Many diseases are caused by malfunctioning enzymes.

"Shape is everything to a protein," Naeve said. "Mutations that change a protein's shape can derail the protein's function and disrupt the normal function of the cell. And the shape of a potential drug molecule determines whether it will interact properly with its target in the body."

A second project that has benefited from the supercomputer is the study of the flexibility of a tumor suppressor protein called p27, and how the flexibility affects the protein's function. The supercomputer cut computation time from 200 hours to just 20. Another project that is benefiting from the supercomputer is a study that screens various molecules to determine if they might be effective drugs agai
'"/>

Contact: Bonnie Cameron
bonnie.cameron@stjude.org
901-495-4815
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
22-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Cleaner water, more efficient electricity among UH chemical research
2. Alcohol-use and depression among pregnant and postpartum women
3. Parents are top influence on soft-drink consumption among kids
4. University of Pittsburgh medical center among first to implant heart assist device
5. Professor and student among tops in technology at UH
6. UCSD study shows how we perceive world depends on precise division of labor among cells in brain
7. Chronic respiratory symptoms prevalent among Alaska natives
8. Specifying alcohol-related brain-damage among heavy social drinkers
9. Researchers identify unifying code among diverse classes of natural antibiotics
10. Marsupial among model organisms next in line for sequencing
11. Mastectomy dramatically reduces breast cancer risk among women with BRCA1/2 mutations

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Jude ranked among top supercomputer centers

(Date:3/4/2015)... 04, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, ... The market for biometric authentication systems is projected ... till 2020 The driving forces for ... needs, government projects and constant development in technology. ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Calif. , March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... leading provider of advanced cryogenic logistics solutions ... including immunotherapies, stem cells, cell lines, clinical ... reproductive medicine, today announced the expansion of ... Research Centers, ("Fred Hutch") Clinical Research ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... , March 2, 2015 Synaptics ... developer of human interface solutions, today announced a ... is designed to enable rapid and secure transactions ... module for gaming is a turnkey solution providing ... ability to quickly integrate fingerprint ID solutions into ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 2Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 3Cryoport, Inc. Expands Support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division 2Cryoport, Inc. Expands Support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division 3Synaptics Unveils New Fingerprint ID Solution for Gamers 2Synaptics Unveils New Fingerprint ID Solution for Gamers 3
(Date:3/4/2015)... INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. , March 4, 2015 PDL ... that the adjusted conversion rate for the: , ... Notes), is 174.8506 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal ... The conversion rate for the note is adjusted ... be paid on March 12, 2015, to all stockholders who own ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015 In an ... the UPMC Center for Health Security review the clinical ... can be used as bioweapons. The article, "Clinical Management ... today on the website of the New England ... Adalja, Eric Toner , and Tom Inglesby—review the ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... The UPMC Center for Health Security today announced the ... in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI). As part of our commitment ... UPMC has selected 28 US and international emerging leaders ... biological science, medicine, policy, the military, think tanks and ... and support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015  Brooklyn residents now have a new place ... and injuries. Nunzio Saulle , M.D., a board-certified ... his NJS Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) practice in ... 5, 2015. Health Plus Management, LLC is managing the ... 1178 Flatbush Avenue. This new PM&R practice will treat ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PDL BioPharma Announces Conversion Rate Adjustment for Convertible Note 2Latest Clinical Information On Bioterrorism Threats 2UPMC Center for Health Security Announces 2015 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity 2UPMC Center for Health Security Announces 2015 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity 3NJS Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Opening on Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 2
Cached News: