Weather forecasting models make predictions based on numerous atmospheric factors. Accurate weather predictions can protect life and property and help utility companies plan for power increases that occur with extreme climate shifts.
Flight simulators use complex equations that govern how aircraft fly and react to factors such as turbulence, air density, and precipitation. Simulators are used to train pilots, design aircraft, and study how aircraft are affected as conditions change.
Earthquake simulations aim to save lives, buildings, and infrastructure. Computational models predict how the composition, and motion of structures interact with the underlying surfaces to affect what happens during an earthquake.
DefinitionAntibodies are proteins produced in vertebrates in response to certain substances. Antibodies are an important part of humoral immunity (which is mediated by antibodies). They are part of the gammaglobulin fraction and are also called immunoglobulins (Ig). Antibodies are produced by the body when B cells come into contact with a corresponding antigen. The B […]
From basic research to applications Around 200 researchers traveled to the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern on September 1 to take part in the All SystemsX.ch Day 2016. Scientists from different systems biology-related disciplines took over the museum for the day, where a packed program offered talks from project leaders and a comprehensive poster exhibition. […]
How are NIBIB-funded researchers using computational modeling to improve health? Modeling infectious disease spread to identify effective interventions. Modeling infectious diseases accurately relies on numerous large sets of data. For example, evaluation of the efficacy of social distancing on the spread of flu-like illness must include information on friendships and interactions of individuals, as well […]