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New Studies Enable a Clearer View Inside Cells
Armed with improved imaging techniques and supercomputers, researchers are generating detailed three-dimensional images of cellular structures that anyone can explore.
ABOVE: COURTESY OF STEPHAN SAALFELD
New Studies Enable a Clearer View Inside Cells
New Studies Enable a Clearer View Inside Cells

Armed with improved imaging techniques and supercomputers, researchers are generating detailed three-dimensional images of cellular structures that anyone can explore.

Armed with improved imaging techniques and supercomputers, researchers are generating detailed three-dimensional images of cellular structures that anyone can explore.

ABOVE: COURTESY OF STEPHAN SAALFELD

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Scientists Oppose NSF’s New Graduate Fellowship Priority
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2020
More than 3,000 researchers have signed on to a petition that expresses concern over the agency’s 2021 application for the funding program, which emphasizes three areas of computational science and might further disadvantage underrepresented groups.
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Computational Biologist Bing Liu Dies in Suspected Murder
Kerry Grens | May 7, 2020
The University of Pittsburgh scientist, who was studying SARS-CoV-2, was shot to death in his home.
The Scientist Speaks Ep. 16 - At the Breaking Point: Mitochondrial Deletions and the Brain
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 31, 2021
Researchers characterize large mitochondrial deletions to understand their implications in neurological disorders.
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Crowdsourced Protein Simulation Exceeds Supercomputers’ Power
Shawna Williams | Apr 15, 2020
Folding@Home, currently focused on deciphering the workings of SARS-CoV-2, is the first project to have exascale-level computational muscle.
Computational Biologist James Taylor Dies
Lisa Winter | Apr 7, 2020
The Johns Hopkins University professor was a co-developer of the Galaxy platform, an open-source bioinformatics tool used in labs around the world.
Accelerating Discovery in the Age of a Pandemic
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 22, 2021
An expert panel will present how synthetic biology accelerates the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and the medicinal pipeline.
COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gain Enhanced Access to Supercomputers
Lisa Winter | Mar 27, 2020
Federal agencies, academic institutions, and industrial partners are joining forces to combat COVID-19 using artificial intelligence.
Homo sapiens Might Not Be Responsible for Neanderthal Demise
Catherine Offord | Nov 29, 2019
Researchers’ simulations suggest that small population sizes and inbreeding made Neanderthal populations vulnerable to chance fluctuations in population size.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 12
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 22, 2020
Decoding Smell: Demystifying Human Disease and Behavior
Machine Learning Optimizes Images for Stimulating Monkey Neurons
Ruth Williams | May 2, 2019
Neural networks generate abstract images designed to activate particular cells, lending insight into their function.
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AI Uses Images and Omics to Decode Cancer
Amber Dance | May 1, 2019
Machine learning can analyze photographs of cancer, tumor pathology slides, and genomes. Now, scientists are poised to integrate that information into cancer uber-models.
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Robert Murphy Bets Self-Driving Instruments Will Crack Biology’s Mysteries
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2019
The Carnegie Mellon computational biologist thinks machine learning algorithms can direct high-throughput experiments to solve the field’s unanswered questions.
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A Primer: Artificial Intelligence Versus Neural Networks
Jef Akst | May 1, 2019
A brief history of AI, machine learning, artificial neural networks, and deep learning.
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Computational Tools Sort Signal from Noise
Carolyn Wilke | May 1, 2019
Researchers are developing computational approaches to extract information from multiple sets of single-cell sequencing data.
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Infographic: Brain-Like Computers Provide More Computer Power
Sandeep Ravindran | May 1, 2019
Neuromorphic technology is fueling fast, large-scale simulations, supporting researchers’ endeavors to build models of the human brain.
Image of the Day: Bad Behavior
Kerry Grens | Dec 12, 2018
A deep learning program can identify cells with higher metastatic potential based on the way they look and move.
AI Object Recognition System Operates at Speed of Light
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 26, 2018
Researchers have created a 3D-printed artificial neural network that uses light photons to rapidly process information.
Researchers React to Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 7, 2018
Computational biologists are optimistic that the purchase of the world’s largest hub for open-source computer code will not affect the way they use GitHub for science.
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2018
The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.