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Supercomputer simulations support a new mechanism for the budding off of viruses.

ESCRTIII polymer features a clear intrinsic twist in molecular dynamics simulations, might play a major role in creating the three-dimensional buckling of the cell membrane.

Related study used simulations to find mechanism for DNA base addition during replication.

Computational study determined role of catalytic magnesium ion in the active site of DNA polymerase.

XSEDE-allocated supercomputer Stampede2 of TACC and Comet of San Diego Supercomputer Center supported studies.

This fundamental research could help lead to new strategies and better technology that combats infectious and genetic diseases.


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