Navigation Links
Scientists create digital bacteria to forge advances in biomedical research

" Emonet said. They may even reveal why cells sometimes act as individuals and sometimes as part of a community.

AgentCell was made possible by agent-based software, which researchers developed to simulate stock markets, social behavior and warfare. Argonne's Macal and North contributed their agent-based software expertise to the project. Macal and North operate Argonne's Center for Adaptive Systems Simulation.

Cluzel's laboratory began its collaboration with Macal and North following a suggestion by Robert Rosner, Argonne's Director and the William Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Before shifting to Cluzel's lab, Emonet worked with Rosner in devising simulations to understand how the sun reverses its magnetic field every 11 years.

Each digital cell in AgentCell is a virtual Escherichia coli, a single-celled bacterium, which is equipped with all the virtual components necessary to search for food. These digital E. coli contain their own chemotaxis system, which transmits the biochemical signals responsible for cellular locomotion. They also have flagella, the whiplike appendages that cells use for propulsion, and the motors to drive them.

Emonet and his associates have designed their digital bacterial system in modules, so that additional components may be added later.

"Right now it's a very simple model," Emonet said. "Basically the only thing those cells have is a sensory system." But additional components that simulate other biological processes--cell division, for example--can also be introduced. And the software is available to other members of the research community for the asking. "The hope is that people will modify the code or add some new capabilities. The code will soon be available for download from our Web site, http://www.agentcell.org," Emonet said.

AgentCell has already yielded benefits in Cluzel's laboratory, even in its current rathe
'"/>

Source:University of Chicago


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Scientists ID molecular switch in liver that triggers harmful effects of saturated and trans fats
2. Scientists Replicate Hepatitis C Virus in Laboratory
3. Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinsons disease cases
4. Scientists find missing enzyme for tuberculosis iron scavenging pathway
5. Scientists seek answers on what activates deadly anthrax spores
6. Yale Scientists Find MicroRNA Regulates Ras Cancer Gene
7. Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment
8. Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections
9. Scientists discover the cellular roots of graying hair
10. Scientists rid stem cell culture of key animal cells
11. Scientists develop new color-coded test for protein folding
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/23/2015)... Fla. , June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... management and authentication solutions, today announced enhanced functionality ... multi-factor authentication solution.  The enhancements build on ... of the DigitalPersona Altus platform and provide ... compatibility. In today,s environment of ...
(Date:6/18/2015)... Conn. , June 18, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market announces ... a featured segment on "Money on the Mark", scheduled to ... City June 20 th . ... will be from 7:00 to 8:00pm EST. NXT-ID, Inc.,s CEO ...
(Date:6/17/2015)... Germany , June 17, 2015 ... Standard: QIA) today launched new Investigator ® STR assay ... the United States . The new genetic ... key genomic markers (short tandem repeats or STRs) for DNA ... evaluate the quality of DNA in each sample, a novel ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Crossmatch Releases Enhanced DigitalPersona Altus Advanced Authentication Functionality 2NXT-ID, Inc.'s CEO Gino Pereira Talks About the Wocket Smart Wallet on WABC Radio, New York City, June 20th 2NXT-ID, Inc.'s CEO Gino Pereira Talks About the Wocket Smart Wallet on WABC Radio, New York City, June 20th 3QIAGEN Launches New Genetic Fingerprinting Kits for U.S. Forensic Labs 2QIAGEN Launches New Genetic Fingerprinting Kits for U.S. Forensic Labs 3QIAGEN Launches New Genetic Fingerprinting Kits for U.S. Forensic Labs 4QIAGEN Launches New Genetic Fingerprinting Kits for U.S. Forensic Labs 5
... Mich. Picture a pretzel factory production line, with conveyer belts ... to be cooked. Now imagine what would happen if ... blob onto the conveyor, misshapen, and sticking fast to the dough ... And if that mess could no longer be conveyed into the ...
... struggle first observed in a species of North American ... European common lizard. The two species are separated by ... they share behavioral and reproductive details right down to ... research published in the November issue of American Naturalist ...
... Researchers at the University of Warwick have devised a ... warped fingerprints in just a few seconds. Previous ... on a finger print and laboriously match them against ... consider the entire detailed pattern of each print and ...
Cached Biology News:Botched production of insulin molecule may lead to diabetes 2Botched production of insulin molecule may lead to diabetes 3Botched production of insulin molecule may lead to diabetes 4Three-way mating game of North American lizard found in distant European relative 2Three-way mating game of North American lizard found in distant European relative 3Three-way mating game of North American lizard found in distant European relative 4New technology identifies warped fingerprints at warp speed 2
(Date:6/29/2015)... PARIS , June 30, 2015   Pharnext SAS ... PXT-3003, being developed for the treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 1A ... session at the 2015 Peripheral Nerve Society (PNS) Biennial Meeting ... Canada , June 27 - July 2, 2015. ... presented on Wed July 1, 5p.m. to 7p.m. EDT: ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... ... June 29, 2015 , ... The global microfluidics market is ... period (2015 to 2020). The market is mainly driven by the rising geriatric ... R&D. However, lack of adequate healthcare and research infrastructure in emerging markets, dearth ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... -- AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization ... pleased to announce that the impact factor of ... to 7.9 in the 2014 Thomson Reuters Journal ... in the top 3% of all academic ... research it publishes on laboratory medicine and patient ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR), a biopharmaceutical company using ... cell therapy treatments for central nervous system diseases, announced ... the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "CUR." The ... NYSE MKT until the market close on July 10, ... to commence on July 13, 2015. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pharnext's PXT-3003 Featured in Multiple Presentations at 2015 Peripheral Nerve Society Biennial Meeting 2Microfluidics Market Growing at 19.3% CAGR To 2020 – New research available at ReportsnReports.com 2Microfluidics Market Growing at 19.3% CAGR To 2020 – New research available at ReportsnReports.com 3Microfluidics Market Growing at 19.3% CAGR To 2020 – New research available at ReportsnReports.com 4Microfluidics Market Growing at 19.3% CAGR To 2020 – New research available at ReportsnReports.com 5AACC's Journal, Clinical Chemistry, Continues to Have Significant Impact on Medical Testing, Healthcare 2AACC's Journal, Clinical Chemistry, Continues to Have Significant Impact on Medical Testing, Healthcare 3Neuralstem, Inc. Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 2Neuralstem, Inc. Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 3
... the midst of a transition from imitator to innovator in ... of barriers and opportunities facing that country,s health biotech industry. ... the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health (MRC), says South America,s ... capacity to emerge as a major global player. It ...
... GPRO ) announced today that the Company will present ... Medical Technology,Conference on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at approximately ... is scheduled to be webcast,live and may be accessed ... website at http://www.gen-probe.com . The webcast will be,available ...
... 6 Bioheart, Inc. (Nasdaq:,BHRT) will host its 2008 ... Chispa Restaurant, located at 11500 NW 41st Street in ... Interested parties may listen to the Bioheart, Inc. ... or (706) 643-0580,(international). To listen to the Annual Meeting ...
Cached Biology Technology:Brazil's biotech firms: From imitators to innovators in health-related products 2Brazil's biotech firms: From imitators to innovators in health-related products 3Brazil's biotech firms: From imitators to innovators in health-related products 4Brazil's biotech firms: From imitators to innovators in health-related products 5Brazil's biotech firms: From imitators to innovators in health-related products 6Gen-Probe to Webcast Presentation at Seventh Annual Needham Biotechnology and Medical Technology Conference 2Bioheart, Inc. to Host Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 2
...
Anti-G-alpha-i 1 G-Protein Host: mouse monoclonal Species Reactivity: human, mouse, rat Applications: WB Storage: 4C...
oligophrenin-1 (H-100)...
Mouse monoclonal [DAPK-55] to DAP Kinase 1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 1612 SwissProtID: P53355...
Biology Products: