Kaling, Novak to return for super-sized 'Office' finale

Kaling, Novak to return for super-sized 'Office' finale

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- NBC says the series finale of its Pennsylvania-set sitcom "The Office" has been extended to 75 minutes.

3 BU students killed in N.Z. car crash

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, May 12 (UPI) -- Three students from Boston University were killed and another five injured in a road accident Saturday outside the New Zealand town of Taupo, officials said.

Bank executives fined for hiding losses

LONDON, April 14 (UPI) -- Finance regulators in Britain have fined two former bank executives nearly $1 million for concealing 2,000 failing mortgage loans to hide bank losses.

Authorities targeting counterfeit Nikes

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Dice, marbles choose new councilman

SPEARFISH, S.D., June 24 (UPI) -- The City Council of a small South Dakota town resolved a tied 126-126 election as dictated by state law -- with a game of chance.

Study: Education slows AIDS in Africa

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. sociologist says increased schooling across sub-Saharan Africa might be lowering the number of new HIV infections among younger adults.

New technique for malaria control reported

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- British scientists say they've demonstrated the feasibility of preventing malaria parasites from becoming sexually mature, thereby controlling the disease.

Texas holds suspect in La. triple slaying

NEW ORLEANS, April 7 (UPI) -- Authorities in Louisiana were seeking the extradition from Texas of a man who allegedly killed his wife and his in-laws in Washington Parish, La.

Chemists create 'designer enzymes'

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Israeli raids in Gaza kill at least 60

JERUSALEM, March 1 (UPI) -- Israeli forces carried out more attacks in the Gaza Strip Saturday, killing at least 60 Palestinians, half of them civilians.

Israeli high court allows fuel ban in Gaza

JERUSALEM, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Israel's High Court of Justice ruled Friday the government may keep cutting fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip in the face of rising humanitarian issues.

'Office' convention planned in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Fanatical fans of Pam, Michael, Dwight and Jim are expected to descend on Scranton, Pa., this month for "The Office Convention."

Reading is a vital skill for sick people

CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- Illiteracy and illness don't mix, according to a U.S. study that says patients who can't read have a higher mortality rate than patients who can.

Israel OK's release of 250 Palestinians

JERUSALEM, July 8 (UPI) -- Israeli officials have approved the release of 250 Palestinian prisoners to boost the administration of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

LSU mourning mascot Mike the Tiger V

BATON ROUGE, La., May 19 (UPI) -- Louisiana State University officials are mourning the school's feline mascot, Mike the Tiger V, who died this week from renal failure at the age of 17. The New Orleans Times-Picayune said fans of the Bengal tiger remembered the famed animal Saturday, one
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David Baker
Actor Leslie David Baker attends the Diversity Awards held in Los Angeles on November 18, 2007. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

David Baker (born October 6, 1962 in Seattle, Washington) is an American biochemist and computational biologist who studies methods to predict the three-dimensional structures of proteins. He is a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Washington, where he is the principal investigator of the 30+ member Baker laboratory. He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and as of April 2006, also a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.

The Baker laboratory developed the Rosetta algorithm for ab initio protein structure prediction, which has been extended to a distributed computing project called Rosetta@Home. The project aims to produce structural models for protein complexes as well as individual polypeptide chains. The Baker group participates regularly and is recognized for expertise in the CASP structure prediction experiment using ab initio methods, including both manually assisted and automated variants of the Rosetta protocol.

Members of the Baker group are also active in the field of protein design; they are recognized as the first group to have designed a protein, known as Top7, with an entirely novel fold.

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