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Researchers Make the Leap to Whole-cell Simulations

March 30, 2011

simulation of a sugar transporter protein Researchers have built a computer model of the crowded interior of a bacterial cell that--in a test of its response to sugar in its environment--accurately simulates the behavior of living cells. Full Story

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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