Tag: "simulation" at biology news
Do you compute?
...eering Research Lab. Its a very detailed computer simulation
which reflects with some accuracy at least the basic operations of real neurons. His colleague, Kwabena Boahen, is building VLSI computer chips that reproduce cortical wiring and many of the properties of the cells. He has a chip that accurately mod...
Predators drive evolution of virtual prey appearance
...ing at what real predators do to a very reasonable simulation
of what this type of prey is like."...
Researchers create simulation of chemical/biological release in Salt Lake City as precautionary measure
...tional Laboratory have created a three-dimensional simulation
of how a biological or chemical release could spread in and around Salt Lake City. The simulation
was not created in response to any known threat. But rather, it was made to display how a dangerous ...
New high-tech center aids medicine, energy, environmental research
...re integrated with computers and visualization for simulation
and analysis, said Lennart Johnsson, director of TLC2. The new facilities are a first step towards establishing such an environment accessible to University of Houston faculty and students, enabling them to take part in national and international co...
Study to help solve health problems by understanding gene, protein behavior in cells
...al of BioSPICE is to create software to facilitate simulation
of complex, realistic molecular control systemssim... machinery works. To do this, we need the kind of simulation
environment promised by BioSPICE." The DOD also is interested in the daily rhythms that control slee...
April GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights
...d hydrocarbon reservoirs. In addition, the authors simulation
results provide a fresh perspective and a new model for the long-standing debate regarding the origin of brines in sedimentary basins. Oxygen and neodymium isotope evidence for recycling of juvenile crust in northeast China. Chun-Sheng Wei et al. D...
Mathematical model provides new tool to assess mail-borne spread of anthrax
...tion and containment of any future outbreaks. The simulation
was developed by Glenn F. Webb, professor of mathematics at Vanderbilt, and Martin J. Blaser, the Frederick H. King Professor of Internal Medicine, chairman of the department of medicine and professor of microbiology at the NYU School of Medicine. Th...
Large volcanic eruptions affect the 'greener greenhouse'
... estimates of green leaf area to compare the model simulation
of plant growth. "The agreement between the two, and also the model simulation
of net carbon exchanges with changes inferred from atmospheric CO2 concentration, lend credibility t...
Protein simulation can be done three times as fast
...esearch groups around the world are adapting their simulation
programs. Up until now researchers calculated all ...7 femtoseconds are also good enough. With this the simulation
is three times as fast. A number of research groups are already using the results from the Groningen...
New computer model promises detailed picture of worldwide climate
...earchers plan to perform an extended, multicentury simulation
of past shifts in the climate's equilibrium. The model's increased capabilities will permit new types of studies, such as the "Flying Leap Experiment," which will track fossil fuel carbon emissions as they are dissolved in the oceans and subsequentl...
Physics tip sheet #20 July 3, 2002
...uter power of the planet still couldn't run a full simulation
of simple quantum systems. However, quantum comput...quantum device that runs a perfect virtual reality simulation
is just a form of a quantum computer but specific things must be taken into account in the design, d...
Big fish not always best, sounds might mean hurricanes and Hawaii tsunami safety
... next step, Teng and Cheung will test the computer simulation
models in order to develop a risk assessment methodology. Using the models, they will predict the risk of tsunamis to different coastal areas in Hawaii. Also identified will be the locations most vulnerable to tsunami attacks and the worst tsunami ...
ORNL receives $21.7 million for DOE's Genomes to Life
...rastructure to support the biological analysis and simulation
of protein complexes, their regulation and collect...se of high-performance data analysis, modeling and simulation
methods to help us understand complex biological systems." ORNL and Sandia researchers bring substa...
Without fire, red pines could disappear, model shows
...ion, climate and soil, Scheller used the landscape simulation
model LANDIS, which was developed at UW-Madison, to predict what might happen across the entire area if fire was reintroduced. Specifically, Scheller studied four scenarios over a 300-year time period: continued fire suppression and fires about every...
Gene variant increases risk of cardiac arrhythmia for African-Americans
... risk. Finally, the scientists compared a computer simulation
of the effects of Y1102 with actual clinical findings of drug effects on arrhythmia, discovering that the polymorphism did produce the predicted sensitivity. While the researchers hope their findings will benefit people who have the Y1102 variant, th...
Web-based collaboration links labs to supercomputers
...sualization program VMD and the molecular dynamics simulation
program NAMD -- are easily launched from within BioCoRE. More information is available on the Web at http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/biocore and http://www.ks.uiuc.edu ....
If you booze, you lose: Even small amount of alcohol affects driving skills
...ad trouble with such skills as skid control, crash simulation
and other maneuvering tests through stationary cones," Dennis adds. The driving tests were conducted during daylight hours, Dennis said, where vision is sharper than nighttime driving. "And you have to remember that most people drink and drive at...
Folding@home scientists report first distributed computing success
...e the problem, researchers have turned to computer simulation
a process that requires an enormous amount of com...called BBA5. Each computer was assigned a specific simulation
pattern based on its speed. With 30,000 computers at their disposal, Pande and Snow were able to per...
Study predicts Amazon deforestation could affect climate in US
... describe the behavior of Earth's atmosphere. Each simulation
uses a variety of data such as heat release, humid...n, in other parts of the world." Avissar said the simulation
showed a noticeable reduction of precipitation -- 10 percent to 15 percent -- during the summer in t...
UCSD bioengineers develop first computer model that predicts disease variant based on genetic defect
...rd process to alter a specific DNA sequence, run a simulation
on the program, and receive information back about how the defect impacts the cell's function." Palsson notes that his model is based on 30 years of chemistry and biology research about metabolism in the red blood cell, which is one of the human body...
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