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MCell Pinpoints Muscle Disorder

It's not often that computer simulation identifies a previously unknown disease process. That's what happened when PSC scientist Joel Stiles used MCell to help understand an unusual muscle disorder. Developed by Stiles and Thomas Bartol of the Salk Institute, MCell is software that simulates the microphysiology of how nerve cells interact with other cells. It's now used in two dozen research labs around the world.

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Revised: Wednesday, 08-Jan-2002