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  • The Virtual Imaging Platform (VIP), a science gateway designed to provide access to grid computing and storage resources for medical imaging simulation, is helping scientists based in Sweden research new ways of monitoring the progress of multiple...
  • The latest European Grid Infrastructure case study describes how researchers in The Netherlands have used the e-BioInfra Gateway to analyze brain scans from NATO soldiers deployed to Afghanistan. The team discovered that combat stress impairs cognition...
  • Liver fibrosis, a  kind of scarring of the liver's tissue, is usually diagnosed with a biopsy – an invasive surgical procedure to remove liver cells for lab testing. However, physicist Olivier Beuf believes that we can do better and has...
  • When tapeworms of the species Ligula intestinalis infect fish, the consequences are gory. The parasites grow to fill the host's body cavity, leading to behavioral changes and high mortality rates. Not only is it bad news for the fish themselves,...
  • Climate change and ozone February 6, 2013 - 11:57am
    Find out how grid computing is helping scientists to predict how atmospheric ozone concentrations will change in a volatile climate.
  • Predicting the risk of dam failure December 19, 2012 - 7:00am
    Find out how grid computing is helping to predict the effects of a toxic spill in a tailing dam in south-west Poland.  
  • Are comets born in asteroid collisions? November 7, 2012 - 8:33am
    Astronomers are using grid computing to build an  asteroid famiy tree. The work could be key to revealing the mysterious origins of a new type of comet recently discovered.
  • Creating cheaper biodegradable plastics September 12, 2012 - 10:24am
    Grid computing is helping scientists to design cheaper and greener plastics for everyday use.  
  • Designing better antibiotics July 11, 2012 - 6:01am
    Diseases caused by fungi are deadly to people with weak immune systems. Today's antibiotics are too toxic. Researchers use the grid to find antibiotics that are less harmful.
  • Protecting Portugal's Aveiro Lagoon January 25, 2012 - 10:43am
    To help preserve a Portugese national treasure, researchers have created a detailed simulation of the Aveiro Lagoon ecosystem.