Screening mammography is an important tool against breast cancer, but it has its limitations. A "normal" screening mammogram means that a woman doesn't have cancer now. But doctors wonder whether "normal" images contain clues about a woman's risk of developing breast cancer in the future.
This may come as a shock, if you're moving fast enough. The shock being shock waves. Far out in the cosmos, a collapsing star generates shock waves from particles racing near the speed of light as the star goes supernova.
Thanks in part to simulations carried out on resources allocated through XSEDE, a massive research collaboration played a vital role in laying the groundwork in the imaging of the M87 black hole. Through hydrodynamical simulations run on Stampede2 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, a research team led by Dr. Charles Gammie at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was able to provide important analysis to the imaging process, building theoretical models for researchers to use as...
Supercomputers Help Supercharge Protein Assembly. Using supercomputers, scientists are just starting to design proteins that self-assemble to combine and resemble life-giving molecules like hemoglobin. Through computation time awarded by XSEDE, a science team has designed proteins that self-assemble to combine and resemble life-giving molecules like hemoglobin.