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Software That Shows How A Living Cell Works

Software That Shows How A Living Cell Works

Developments in medical research can provide significant discoveries that lead to innovative applications in the real world. Researchers from Stanford University have designed a new way of seeing how cells operate. They have developed an inclusive model of a specific type of bacterium, a single-celled microbe called Mycoplasma genitalium. The computer based simulator replicates a single-celled organism and demonstrates how it works. The program includes entire sets of data from over 3,000 model simulations that show development and division processes. The video provides a glimpse into the whole-cell model. This impressive endeavor is made accessible by the creators through WholeCellViz,… read more

Harnessing Poop For Power Efficiently

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Pretty soon, chowing down those bean burritos may actually come in handy. Researchers at Stanford University have come up with a new method of harnessing electricity from human waste. While this concept has been around for quite some time (in one form or another), Stanford’s researchers have discovered a way of making it work even better. Basically, for all these years, we’ve been wasting the energy potential of sewage; a virtually endless source of power (with the right kind of extracting methods). The researchers created what they described as a “microbial battery”, which generates electricity from bacteria in sewage waste…. read more