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Supercomputer Discovers Bacterial Secrets

Biomedical researchers have only recently started using supercomputers in their research, but the results already are showing. Scientists at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Joint Institute for Computational Sciences, using a supercomputer specialized for bioresearch, have identified a molecular ‘switch’ that may turn on and off the bad behavior of disease-causing bacterium. The world’s second most powerful supercomputer, called Anton, showed that a pair...

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