News tagged with computer simulations
Sanjeevi Sivasankar knows a lot about how the healthy cells in your body stick together.
Cancer May 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
This past weekend teams from the National Football League used statistics like height, weight and speed to draft the best college players, and in a few weeks, armchair enthusiasts will use similar measures ...
Neuroscience Apr 29, 2013 | 4 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt together with dental technicians have digitally analysed ...
Dentistry Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Researchers in the UK have taken an important step towards understanding how the human brain 'decodes' letters on a page to read a word. The work will help psychologists unravel the subtle thinking mechanisms involved in ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
As Australia's population ages, degenerative bone diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis will take an increasing toll on the nation's healthcare system.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Less sodium in the U.S. diet could save 280,000 to 500,000 lives over 10 years, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Health Feb 11, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 3 |
(Medical Xpress)—UC Irvine biologists, chemists and computer scientists have identified an elusive pocket on the surface of the p53 protein that can be targeted by cancer-fighting drugs. The finding heralds a new treatment ...
Cancer Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at Imperial College London have shown that keeping healthy blood cells alive could be a more important tool in the fight against leukaemia than keeping cancerous cells at bay.
Cancer Jan 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers have discovered a new compound that restores the health of mice infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an otherwise dangerous bacterial infection. The new compound targets ...
Medical research Jan 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Predicting risk of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death: Virtual hearts help understand real-world patients
A computer model of the heart wall predicted risk of irregular heart rhythms and sudden cardiac death in patients, paving the way for the use of more complex cardiac models to calculate the consequences of ...
Cardiology Dec 13, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
It's the least understood organ in the human body: the brain, a massive network of electrically excitable neurons, all communicating with one another via receptors on their tree-like dendrites. Somehow these ...
Neuroscience Dec 05, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—At the moment that someone is suffering a stroke, the immediate concern is getting them stabilized. Once the initial attack has passed, additional treatment and preventive measures can ...
Medical research Nov 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
New insights into what causes uncontrollable bleeding in hemophilia patients are provided in a study published by Cell Press on November 20th in the Biophysical Journal. By revealing that blood clots spread in traveling waves ...
Medical research Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
An interdisciplinary team with a broad range of expertise – in nursing, civil engineering, computer science, and biostatistics – is working together to confront a serious problem in modern health care: ...
Medications Nov 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona researchers have developed an advanced computer simulator to manage hospital emergencies. The model has been created with data from the Emergency Services of the Hospital of Sabadell and ...
Other Oct 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A computer simulation, a computer model or a computational model is a computer program, or network of computers, that attempts to simulate an abstract model of a particular system. Computer simulations have become a useful part of mathematical modeling of many natural systems in physics (computational physics), chemistry and biology, human systems in economics, psychology, and social science and in the process of engineering new technology, to gain insight into the operation of those systems, or to observe their behavior.
Computer simulations vary from computer programs that run a few minutes, to network-based groups of computers running for hours, to ongoing simulations that run for days. The scale of events being simulated by computer simulations has far exceeded anything possible (or perhaps even imaginable) using the traditional paper-and-pencil mathematical modeling: over 10 years ago, a desert-battle simulation, of one force invading another, involved the modeling of 66,239 tanks, trucks and other vehicles on simulated terrain around Kuwait, using multiple supercomputers in the DoD High Performance Computer Modernization Program; a 1-billion-atom model of material deformation (2002); a 2.64-million-atom model of the complex maker of protein in all organisms, a ribosome, in 2005; and the Blue Brain project at EPFL (Switzerland), began in May 2005, to create the first computer simulation of the entire human brain, right down to the molecular level.
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