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University of Pittsburgh gets wired for speed with Apple Xserve G5 cluster
...tire population of people and "testing" a group of imaginary
patients with laboratory results from actual patients tens of thousands of times, explained Dr. Whitcomb. Eventually, the computer is able to sort out the genetic and environmental factors that may cause complex diseases. "With older computers, these...
Evolution of life on Earth may hold key to finding life in outer space
...f extremophile found, animators created a parallel imaginary
alien planet on which these microbes are likely to thrive rather than just survive, allowing audiences to explore the types of alien worlds where scientists may one day find real alien life. "All known living organisms on Earth share various bioche...
Squeeze play: Protein's grip like a baseball bunter's
...hor Kevin MacKenzie, demonstrating a swing with an imaginary
bat. "But when you bunt," he said, sliding one hand up into the classic bunter's stance, "your arms operate independently, and that's what we're seeing calmodulin do in this case." Calmodulin is a vital biochemical player in life forms that range f...
Quantum biology -- Powerful computer models reveal key biological mechanism
... two different places at the same time; or that an imaginary
cat can be simultaneously dead and alive, as suggested by one famous thought experiment. Until recently, scientists could not apply quantum mechanics to biological systems because of the large numbers of atoms involved. But the latest generation of...
Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover a new mechanism that regulates stem cell division
...s complex behaviour is its precise regulation. The imaginary
line that passes through the centrosomes once they are both in position, coincides perfectly with the orientation in which the stem cell must divide to guarantee the asymmetry of daughter cells. The intracellular asymmetry of two functionally distinc...