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Penn Biophysicists Create New Model for Protein-cholesterol Interactions in Brain and Muscle Tissue

September 26, 2008

chemistry and materials graphic Using 3,200 computer processors and long-established data on cholesterol, researchers are obtaining a clearer picture of a protein involved in inflammation, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, addiction and more. Full Story

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