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2011-10-03 12:32:49

Molecular motion in proteins comes in three distinct classes, according to a collaboration by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, in research reported in Physical Review Letters. The research team, directed by ORNL-UT Governor's Chairs Jeremy Smith and Alexei Sokolov, combined high-performance computer simulation with neutron scattering experiments to understand atomic-level motions that underpin the operations of...

2011-06-22 14:05:49

University of Tennessee molecular biophysics professor reveals a key trigger to a rare but deadly neurodegenerative disease Jeremy Smith, Governor's Chair for Molecular Biophysics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has helped reveal a key trigger of Gerstmann"“Sträussler"“Scheinker (GSS) syndrome, a rare but deadly neurodegenerative disease. The finding could have far-reaching implications for the treatment of other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's,...

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2011-06-17 08:01:24

A first of its kind combination of experiment and simulation at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is providing a close-up look at the molecule that complicates next-generation biofuels. Lignin, a major component of plant cell walls, aggregates to form clumps, which cause problems during the production of cellulosic ethanol. The exact shape and structure of the aggregates, however, have remained largely unknown. A team led by ORNL's Jeremy Smith revealed the surface...

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2011-02-23 10:07:15

A theoretical technique developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is bringing supercomputer simulations and experimental results closer together by identifying common "fingerprints." ORNL's Jeremy Smith collaborated on devising a method -- dynamical fingerprints --that reconciles the different signals between experiments and computer simulations to strengthen analyses of molecules in motion. The research will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy...

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2010-10-05 08:36:57

Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are helping scientists unravel how nucleic acids could have contributed to the origins of life. A research team led by Jeremy Smith, who directs ORNL's Center for Molecular Biophysics and holds a Governor's Chair at University of Tennessee, used molecular dynamics simulation to probe an organic chemical reaction that may have been important in the evolution of ribonucleic acids, or RNA, into early life...

2006-01-23 09:46:55

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's farm chief defended her plans to permit more genetically modified (GMO) content into organic farming on Monday, saying it would be too costly for farmers to achieve higher purity in their organic produce. Questioned about her draft law that would allow products with up to 0.9 percent of GMO content to retain a label of "EU organic," EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel said the recommended labeling threshold was a realistic...

2005-10-14 15:16:53

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission announced measures on Friday to combat the spread of bird flu, telling European governments to pinpoint the areas most at risk and to separate poultry from wild birds, which carry the virus. The Commission was acting on the advice of EU health and veterinary experts, who held an emergency meeting after confirmation that the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu had reached western Turkey and was poised on Europe's doorstep....

2005-10-14 14:32:37

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission announced measures on Friday to combat the spread of bird flu, telling European governments to pinpoint the areas most at risk and to separate poultry from wild birds, which carry the virus. The Commission was acting on the advice of EU health and veterinary experts, who held an emergency meeting after confirmation that the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu had reached western Turkey and was poised on Europe's doorstep....


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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