Function Follows Form

View from the inside of a nerve cell. The synapse and the muscle cell are not pictured, but would be below the nerve cell’s cell membrane, at the bottom. In the frog NMJ (A), neurotransmitter-containing packets (vesicles) waiting to be dumped into the synapse are...

Testing the Footing

Microscope images of a cell trying to get a foothold on a soft (A) and hard (B) substrate. The cell puts out a lamellipodium that grips the hard substrate, but only tests the soft one. Testing the Footing XSEDE Resources Help Univ. of Chicago Team Simulate Cell...

When Winds Get Rough

When Winds Get Rough PSC and XSEDE Experts and Resources Enable Simulation of Non-steady Forces on Wind Turbines Why It’s Important: Wind power is clean and renewable. In the right geographic areas, it’s also dependable. The wind drives a giant propeller, or “rotor,”...