For immediate release: 11/28/2012 | ATL-112812_heart

Lawrence Livermore scientist to discuss how simulation of human heart on supercomputer could improve healthcare

James A Bono, LLNL, (925) 422-9919,

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will present its groundbreaking supercomputer simulation capability to realistically and rapidly model a beating human heart to better understand fatal disease. Developed in collaboration with IBM on one of the world's fastest supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore, such powerful simulations could have considerable impact on the healthcare industry and further advance medical science. It is one of 30 transformative, cross-sector collaborations featured in the Innovator Presentation track of the meeting.

Fred Streitz, a physicist and computational scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who has pioneered advanced supercomputing techniques for modeling and simulating complex systems and processes.

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 1:45 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City

"Partnering for Cures" brings together 800 leaders from all sectors of the medical research enterprise to speed up the time it takes to turn promising scientific discoveries into treatments. It is convened by FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute.

For more information and to register, visit the Web.

For more information about the heart simulation research at LLNL, visit the Web.

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LLNL media contact:

Jim Bono (925) 961-7112

For more information about Partnering for Cures and FasterCures, contact:

 Cecilia Arradaza, communications and darketing director, FasterCures.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides solutions to our nation's most important national security challenges through innovative science, engineering and technology. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.