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Cell membranes are the key regulating factor for biological processes at the tissue-scale.

The application of an electric field can alter the cell membrane's permeability to chemicals in their vicinity or even kill the subjected cells, a process known as electroporation.

Electroporation is currently used in the treatment of some cancers and combat wound healing.

In new research published in the Journal of Computational Physics, researchers delve into a new computational framework for parallel simulations that models the complex bioelectrical interaction at the tissue scale.

Using TACC supercomputers, the researchers studied the bioelectric effects of cells to develop new anti-cancer strategies.


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