Navigation Links
Computers close in on protein structure prediction

cent success rate reported in the Science paper might be good enough to secure hall-of-fame status for a baseball player, Baker is quick to point out that it is not yet reliable enough for biology. Better models will depend on both smarter exploration strategies and more computer power. "If methods stayed where we are, we wouldn't solve the problem," Baker said. "On the other hand, we would do better with 10 times more computer time."

It takes less than one minute for a protein to fold into its correct shape in cells, but one oft-repeated estimate predicts it would take longer than the age of the universe for a computer to sample all the possible confirmations of a folded protein. Baker's lab already receives help from supercomputing centers in San Diego and Illinois.

More help will soon be on its way from many of the 5,000 freshman entering University of Washington this fall. Using software developed to assist the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project, the students can put their computers to work at night while they are sleeping to search the atomic landscape for the lowest energy structure of proteins.

To improve protein structure prediction further, Baker's group has also started a distributed computing project that they are hoping will be aided by members of the public. The project, called Rosetta@home, is a scientific research project that uses internet-connected computers to predict and design protein structures, and protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions. The goal is to develop methods that accurately predict and design protein structures and complexes, an endeavor that may ultimately help researchers develop cures for human diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. More information is available online at http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta.


'"/>

Source:Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Computers to be used to find blueprint for new influenza drug
2. Computers to save unique type of American red squirrel
3. Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny
4. Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients
5. Proteomics brings researchers closer to understanding microbes that produce acid mine drainage
6. New results validating Pall prion reduction filter disclosed at ISBT Congress
7. Scientists closer to new cancer detection method
8. Getting close to nature is good for you
9. Scientists observe how a close bond activates the immune system
10. Stroke treatment a step closer after trial
11. Multiple genes permit closely related fish species to mix and match their color vision
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Computers close protein structure prediction

(Date:1/22/2015)... FindBiometrics, the leading source of biometrics industry news, interviews and ... "When we launched FindBiometrics 12 years ago the ... founder and CEO of FindBiometrics. "Now it,s maturing very quickly. ... players on a very broad scale.  We are known for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 20, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD and ... reports on the recent success of the Wocket™ smart wallet at CES ... smart wallet was named as one of the "11 Hot Products at ... Products Launched At CES So Far" by Newseveryday.com and "The top 10 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Inc. , a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, ... the new role of Senior Vice President of Mobile and ... platforms and wearable solutions for EyeLock,s technologies. Gerber brings more ... industry to his role at EyeLock, with expertise in human ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Identity Industry Leading Publication Debuts New Look As Biometrics Hit Mainstream 2CES Response for NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Kicks Off 2015 2CES Response for NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Kicks Off 2015 3EyeLock Names Steve Gerber as Senior Vice President of Mobile and Wearables 2
... the John Innes Centre in Norwich have discovered how roots ... discovery, described in the forthcoming edition of Science, also explains ... as they burrow. The key is in the fuzzy ... Liam Dolan. We have identified a growth control mechanism that ...
... with respect to the mystery of handedness in biomolecules. Researchers ... University, found that some of the possible abiotic precursors to ... carry handedness in a larger number than previously thought. , ... of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). ...
... 28, 2008 Utilizing a technique that combines low ... scientists and others have revealed for the first time ... The knowledge of the electronic properties of DNA is ... to nanotechnology -- for example in the study of ...
Cached Biology News:ASU researcher may have discovered key to life before its origin on Earth 2Electronic structure of DNA revealed for 1st time by Hebrew University and collaborating researchers 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Controlled Substance Compliance Services (CSCS), ... companies check the legal requirements around using controlled substances ... , As their international operations expand and become ... solutions built as a result of the first phase ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Nueva Jersey , 22 de enero de 2015  El ... abre hoy su llamada a nominaciones para 2015. Este ... ha hecho, o tiene el potencial para hacer, contribuciones ... nominaciones se aceptarán hasta el 15 de marzo de ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015   GenoSpace , a precision medicine software company that ... broad use of genomic, imaging and other biomedical data in ... Michelle Munson , CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, to ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170713 "We are pleased to ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , Dec. 24, 2014  United ... that Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT ) has ... and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of Medtronic,s ... a newly developed catheter) for use with United Therapeutics, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Compliance Service for Controlled Substances to Expand to China 2El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 2El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 3El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 4GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4
... software package designed to minimize the potential risks of ... now available to the gene synthesis industry and synthetic ... has licensed GenoTHREAT, a software tool that helps detect ... as an open-source project by a team led by ...
... chemical detectors that require an external power source, ... relies on semiconductor nanowires, rather than traditional batteries. ... traditional sensors and is simple, highly sensitive and ... be the first step in making an easily ...
... a microscope by removing the lens to create a system ... a hand but powerful enough to create three-dimensional tomographic images ... week in the early online edition of the journal ... first demonstration of lens-free optical tomographic imaging on a chip, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Open-source software designed to minimize synthetic biology risks 2Livermore researchers develop battery-less chemical detector 2Optical microscope without lenses produces high-resolution 3-D images on a chip 2Optical microscope without lenses produces high-resolution 3-D images on a chip 3
... CE 4100 high pressure dual piston pump and ... for added flexibility. The system is ... unit, CE 4901., The CE 4901 PowerStream software ... with Windows 98 and 2000, offers the same ...
Anti 4-hydroxy-2-hexenal (4-HHE) Monoclonal Antibody (HNEJ-2)...
Liquid. PBS containing 10 mM NaN 3 . AVOID FREEZE/THAW CYCLES. Recognizes α1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 subunits of 20S proteasome. ...
... The new Vivaspin 2 bridges the gap ... centrifugal concentrators. This device combines the speed ... internal surface and membrane area for superior ... with a choice of PES, Cellulose Triacetate ...
Biology Products: