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Flu Forecasters Predict This Year’s Season to Peak Early

By Christina Reed | January 23, 2018

Influenza cases normally top out in February. This year brought an early start and an early peak, but how long flu season will remain is uncertain. 

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Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling

By Jacelyn Rice and Paul Westerhoff | July 11, 2017

Modeling gives insight to the critical role of streamflow conditions when assessing the concentrations of endocrine disrupting compounds.  

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Image of the Day: Colorful Chromosomes

By The Scientist Staff | March 16, 2017

This 3-D model of the mouse genome depicts the interactions between chromosomes within an embryonic stem cell.

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Image of the Day: Imitation Intestines

By The Scientist Staff | March 13, 2017

This 3-D model of human intestinal cells could help scientists develop new antimicrobial drugs and therapeutics.

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Deep Pocket Exploration

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2017

A modification to traditional docking software enables the examination of a ligand’s passage into its receptor.

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image: Infographic: Modeling Molecules’ Receptor Binding

Infographic: Modeling Molecules’ Receptor Binding

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2017

A software upgrade follows ligands step-wise into their binding sites on receptors.

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image: Designing In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier

Designing In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2016

Choosing the right model, be it 3-D or 2-D, requires wading through varied cell sources, cell types, and cell culture conditions.

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Toward Predicting Personalized Neural Responses

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 7, 2016

Analyzing resting brain scans, researchers can anticipate the brain activities of a person performing a range of tasks. 

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Fat Saps Muscle

By Tracy Vence | November 1, 2015

The accumulation of fat within skeletal muscle, as happens with obesity, diminishes muscle performance.

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Lions Declining in Africa

By Karen Zusi | October 29, 2015

A predictive population model suggests that lion populations in West, Central, and East Africa are likely to be halved in the next 20 years.

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