Computational biology

Modeling how cells move together could inspire self-healing materialsMarch 18, 2015

A paper published in Nature’s Scientific Reports by a team led by Argonne physicist Igor Aronson modeled the motion of cells moving together. This may help scientists design new technologies inspired by nature, such as self-healing materials in batteries and other devices.

New insight on HIV life cycle gained through creative use of high-energy X-raysMay 12, 2014

Structural basis of recognition between an HIV-1 RNA domain and rev protein for nuclear export before being spliced

Advanced Photon Source to remain leader in protein structure research for yearsMay 5, 2014

No X-ray facility in the world has supported more protein structure research and characterized more proteins than the Advanced Photon Source. Soon this 2/3-mile in circumference X-ray instrument will get a boost in efficiency that likely will translate into a big boon for the discovery of new pharmaceuticals, the control of genetic disorders and other diseases and advance the biotech industry.

Study suggests same microbes may be present in oceans worldwideApril 11, 2013

A new study from researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory could herald a sea change in how we think about microbes in the ocean.

The minimal microbeOctober 19, 2012

Microbes are not only numerous but also incredibly diverse, occupying extreme habitats where little else can survive. Argonne and three other national laboratories are collaborating to build a research tool called the Systems Biology Knowledgebase.