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Predicting Protein Targets and the Molecules that Bind with Them
2 weeks ago

Predicting Protein Targets and the Molecules that Bind with Them

By  •  2 weeks ago  •  Featured, Technology

When the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill in 2020, pharmaceutical companies countered with remarkable speed to develop mRNA vaccines by the end of that year. …
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Solving the protein puzzle
4 weeks ago

Solving the protein puzzle

By  •  4 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

A simple scoop of soil or water can hold an entire ecosystem–potentially millions or more microscopic organisms and the countless proteins they rely on to survive.

Computations performed at the …
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Fast-tracking medical discovery
1 month ago

Fast-tracking medical discovery

By  •  1 month ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

The world’s fastest supercomputer could help discover the next great cure hiding in plain sight.

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used Frontier, the world’s …
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Lab Experiments Support the COVID-19 Bradykinin Storm Theory
2 months ago

Lab Experiments Support the COVID-19 Bradykinin Storm Theory

By  •  2 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A new paper published in Nature Communications adds further evidence to the bradykinin storm theory of COVID-19’s viral pathogenesis—a theory that was posited 2 years ago by a …
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COVID-19 in the Classroom: Simulating the Spread
9 months ago

COVID-19 in the Classroom: Simulating the Spread

By  •  9 months ago  •  Featured, Science

A team led by Rao Kotamarthi at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) is using supercomputers at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to study how …
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Supercomputing Exposes Potential Pathways for Inhibiting COVID-19
10 months ago

Supercomputing Exposes Potential Pathways for Inhibiting COVID-19

By  •  10 months ago  •  Featured, Science

To explore the inner workings of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a novel technique.

The team …
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2021 at the OLCF: Year in Review
11 months ago

2021 at the OLCF: Year in Review

By  •  11 months ago  •  Featured, Science

In 2021, supercomputing at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) enabled new scientific breakthroughs amid the global pandemic.

From modeling small particles called quarks to …
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Darwin on Fast Forward: ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Nomination
1 year ago

Darwin on Fast Forward: ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Nomination

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

As the coronavirus pandemic entered its second year, a team of scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to streamline the …
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Waltzing the Virus: Study on COVID-19 Reproduction Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Nomination
1 year ago

Waltzing the Virus: Study on COVID-19 Reproduction Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Nomination

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

To find weapons to fight the coronavirus, scientists used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to peer inside the intricacies of how the virus reproduces itself.

“Think of it as like a …
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We Know #COVIDisAirborne—Now We Have the First Ever Model of an Aerosolized Viral Particle
1 year ago

We Know #COVIDisAirborne—Now We Have the First Ever Model of an Aerosolized Viral Particle

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

A team led by Rommie Amaro of the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), has used the Summit supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge …
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Computational Staff at ORNL among Those Recognized with DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards
2 years ago

Computational Staff at ORNL among Those Recognized with DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards

By  •  2 years ago  •  People

Thirty-two employees at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) were named among teams recognized by former DOE Secretary Dan Brouillette with Secretary’s Honor Awards as …
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Multi-Institutional Team Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Nomination for Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Docking Simulations
2 years ago

Multi-Institutional Team Earns Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Nomination for Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Docking Simulations

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

One of the biggest challenges of drug discovery lies in the fact that scientists must search through an almost infinite space of chemical compounds to find one that might be …
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Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Team Reveals AI Workflow for Molecular Systems in the Era of COVID-19
2 years ago

Gordon Bell Special Prize Finalist Team Reveals AI Workflow for Molecular Systems in the Era of COVID-19

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Since a team at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health first mapped the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein—the main infection machinery of the virus that causes …
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Two Finalists Nominated for Gordon Bell Special Prize for COVID-19 Work on Summit
2 years ago

Two Finalists Nominated for Gordon Bell Special Prize for COVID-19 Work on Summit

By  •  2 years ago  •  Science

Every year at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC), one deserving team is awarded the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize to …
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Computational Gene Study Suggests New Pathway for COVID-19 Inflammatory Response
2 years ago

Computational Gene Study Suggests New Pathway for COVID-19 Inflammatory Response

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

Analyses of lung fluid cells from COVID-19 patients conducted on the nation’s fastest supercomputer point to gene expression patterns that may explain the runaway symptoms produced by the body’s response …
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X-rays Size up Protein Structure at the ‘Heart’ of COVID-19 Virus
2 years ago

X-rays Size up Protein Structure at the ‘Heart’ of COVID-19 Virus

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

Media contact: Jeremy Rumsey, rumseyjp@ornl.gov, 865.576.2038

A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories has performed the first room-temperature X-ray measurements on the SARS-CoV-2 …
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