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Issue 180: iSGTW 23 June 2010

Cancer researchers speed crystallography using grid


Using the World Community Grid, scientists at the Help Conquer Cancer Project have found a way to automate and speed up protein crystallography, according to a recent paper in the Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics.

X-ray crystallography is the process of using x-rays to map the structure of crystals. Although biological molecules such as proteins and DNA are not normally crystalline in form, they can be prompted to form crystals through exposure to the right chemical compounds. Once crystallized, the scientists can use x-rays to map the protein; knowing the structure of a protein is invaluable to scientists who are trying to understand how a protein interacts with the human body to cause cancer and other illnesses.

It can take thousands of attempts before a single protein sample will crystallize, however, making it necessary for human experts to examine each sample to verify that crystallization had occurred.

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Feature

Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?

What is 45 days old, has visited 22 countries and already has close to 500 children but will outlive them all?

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Q & A

John Shalf talks parallel programming languages

What are parallel programming languages, and what makes them different from traditional programming languages? Find out in this week’s question and answer session with John Shalf.

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Link of the week

EuroVis 2010 blog posts

Earlier this month, visualization experts from around the world converged on Bordeaux, France to attend EuroVis 2010. This week's links will take you to T.J. Jankun-Kelly's daily posts about the conference.

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Video of the week

When your visualization wall isn't enough

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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum

 

January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

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