What is a protein? A biologist explains

A biologist explains where proteins come from and what role the 20,000 or so proteins in your body play in keeping you alive and kicking.

Nathan Ahlgren, Assistant Professor of Biology, Clark University • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

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Scientists tap the world's most powerful computers in the race to understand and stop the coronavirus

Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.

Jeremy Smith, Governor's Chair, Biophysics, University of Tennessee • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~9 min

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Diabetics break bones easily – new research is figuring out why their bones are so fragile

Researchers are starting to understand why the bones of diabetic people are more prone to fractures.

Lamya Karim, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

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