The Goldilocks Solution
Anton Simulations Point to "Just Right" Structure, May Explain Evolution of Complex Proteins
Life is, well, complicated.
Every simple activity of a living creature is a tightly organized ballet of millions of molecules interacting in exquisite complexity that’s difficult to fully grasp. In particular, we don’t yet fully understand how the there of simple molecules on an early Earth got to the here of a planet teeming with sophisticated life forms.
Life, Through the Details
PSC, Johns Hopkins Computer Model Saving Lives through Details of Vaccine Supply
Rotavirus is a killer of children in much of the world. About half a million kids die of rotavirus-caused diarrhea every year, particularly in Africa and South Asia. It’s a big reason diarrhea is the third leading cause of child deaths worldwide and why introducing rotavirus vaccine to many countries is so important.
Harnessing The CYBERWIND
Wind Turbine Simulator Will Lead to Greater Efficiency, Durability
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
Wind energy commands outsized promise for power generation. What’s not to like about a permanent source of clean energy? But to turn a profit, wind farms need to reach reliability levels better than 90 percent over a 20-year operational life. When you’re talking about getting moving parts that approach and exceed the size of a 747 to withstand the buffeting of turbulent winds that can vary by 40 or 50 percent from the average wind speed, that’s a tall order.
A TUG Felt Elsewhere
Anton Simulations Show How Drug-Producing Enzyme Is Enhanced by Changes Far from Reactive Site
Sometimes, getting what you want means giving a little tug, far from where your first instinct tells you. Such is the case with the enzyme LovD, which performs a critical step in producing a family of cholesterol-lowering drugs.