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Titan Helps Researchers Suck Mystery Out of Cell’s ‘Vacuum Cleaners’

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In cancer cells, a membrane transport protein called P-glycoprotein, or Pgp, actively pumps anticancer drugs out of the cell, contributing to multidrug resistance. Recently, a team led by computational biophysicist Emad Tajkhorshid from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) used the Titan supercomputer to uncover new details about Pgp that could help the drug discovery community manipulate Pgp function.

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Biofuel, Biomass, Energy, Seaweed, macroalgae, kelp

Seaweed-Fueled Cars? Maybe One Day, with Help of New Tech

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New technologies are being developed to grow seaweed in the open ocean so it can be converted into biofuel with support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, also known as ARPA-E.

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Olin's Senior Capstone in Engineering Program (SCOPE) Kicks Off 2017-2018 with a Diverse and Challenging Range of Projects

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Olin's 2017-2018 Senior Capstone in Engineering (SCOPE) program officially gets underway in September. Fourteen corporate partners have signed on this year to sponsor SCOPE teams made up of Olin seniors.

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Mexico Earthquake

Structural Engineer Available for Interviews About Damage in Mexico Earthquake.

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Glycosylation, Stem Cell, Ricin

Glycosylation: Mapping Uncharted Territory

Glycosylation is the most abundant protein modification - over half of the proteins in our cells are ‘decorated’ with glycans. These sugar structures alter protein activities in all organisms – from bacteria to human - influencing fundamental processes, like protein folding and transport, cell migration, cell-cell interactions, and immune responses.

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Comet or Asteroid? Hubble Discovers that a Unique Object is a Binary

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust.

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Epigenetics, Epigenetic mechanisms

$2.375 Million Federal Award to Study Epigenetic Control Systems, Inform Drug Discovery

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Van Andel Research Institute scientist Scott Rothbart, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $2.375 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA/R35) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health that will fuel in-depth, multidisciplinary studies into the epigenetic control mechanisms that regulate the genetic code.

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Mexico, Earthquake, Mexico City, Cornell University

Mexico Earthquake Severity Tied to Depth, Unstable Soils

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 27-Sep-2017 12:00 PM EDT

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Battery, Wayne State University, autonomous battery operating system, sustained power

Wayne State Receives $1.2 Million NSF Grant to Develop Autonomous Battery Operating System

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Researchers at Wayne State University led by Nathan Fisher, associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering, received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address the need for effective, integrative battery operating systems that provide sustained and reliable power.







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