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

Tags: medicine drug-discovery covid-19 coronavirus pandemic molecular-biology antiviral-drugs viruses computational-biology proteins sars-cov2 biophysics drug supercomputers

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

Tags: diabetes type-2-diabetes bones bone-density biomedical-engineering proteins amino-acids

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