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Biophysics

Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’
9 months ago

Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’

By  •  9 months ago  •  Science

In the fight against cancer, cancer cells often find ways to fight back. One means is by stocking the cell membrane with proteins that pump foreign substances—including anticancer drugs—out of …
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Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor
1 year ago

Assembling Life’s Molecular Motor

By  •  1 year ago  •  Science

Despite the grand diversity among living organisms, the molecule used to store and transmit energy within aerobic, or oxygen-using, cells is remarkably the same. From bacteria to fungi, plants, and …
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Titan Probes Depths of Biofuel’s Biggest Barrier
2 years ago

Titan Probes Depths of Biofuel’s Biggest Barrier

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

To better understand lignin, a problematic molecule for next-generation biofuel production, a team from ORNL created one of the largest biomolecular simulations to date—a 23.7-million atom system representing pretreated biomass in the presence of enzymes.
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Researchers Build Bacteria’s Photosynthetic Engine
3 years ago

Researchers Build Bacteria’s Photosynthetic Engine

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

A team led by Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used Titan to achieve a milestone in the field of biomolecular simulation, modeling a complete photosynthetic organelle of the bacteria Rhodobacter sphaeroides in atomic detail.
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Boosting Bioenergy

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

A team led by ORNL’s Jeremy Smith, the director of ORNL’s Center for Molecular Biophysics and a Governor’s Chair at the University of Tennessee, has uncovered information that could help others harvest energy from plant mass.
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Researchers recruit Titan to study key molecular switch that controls cell behavior

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Using computational molecular dynamics simulations, researchers at ORNL and the University of Tennessee–ORNL Joint Institute for Computational Sciences have discovered a molecular “switch” in a receptor that controls cell behavior.
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