The magic of the movies - molecules in 4D

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In a series of recent studies, researchers from Monash University's School of Biomedical Sciences have shown how important the movements and interactions of molecules are to how the body develops disease, and detects and responds to it.

Period16 Jul 2012

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  • TitleThe magic of the movies - molecules in 4D
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/07/12
    DescriptionComputer simulations of how the body's tiniest building blocks behave are helping scientists to unlock the role of molecules in human diseases.

    In a series of recent studies, researchers from Monash University's School of Biomedical Sciences have shown how important the movements and interactions of molecules are to how the body develops disease, and detects and responds to it.

    Associate Professor Ashley Buckle, who led the three projects said his team's simulations, which can take months to perform on a supercomputer, were revealing the molecular ‘choreography’ of proteins that is impossible to detect using purely experimental techniques.
    URLwww.monash.edu/news/articles/the-magic-of-the-movies-molecules-in-4d
    PersonsAshley Buckle

Keywords

  • Molecular simulation
  • molecular dynamics