Computational method for screening drug compounds can help predict which ones will work best against tuberculosis or other diseases.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers have developed a human cell ‘membrane on a chip’ that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and
July 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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Scientists tap the world's most powerful computers in the race to understand and stop the coronavirus
Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
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We found and tested 47 old drugs that might treat the coronavirus: Results show promising leads and a whole new way to fight COVID-19
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, identified nine existing drugs that show promise to treat COVID-19. The proteins they target haven't been tried before.
April 30, 2020 • ~10 min
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COVID-19 treatment might already exist in old drugs – we're using pieces of the coronavirus itself to find them
Among the more than 20,000 drugs approved by the FDA, there may be some that can treat COVID-19. A team at the University of California, San Francisco, is identifying possible candidates.
March 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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Pathogens rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics. AI could keep us a step ahead of deadly infections.
Feb. 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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New research reveals how mTORC1 docks at lysosomal surface.
Oct. 18, 2019 • ~6 min
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Researchers have designed a machine learning algorithm that predicts the outcome of chemical reactions with much higher accuracy than trained chemists and suggests ways to make complex molecules, removing a significant hurdle in drug discovery.
Sept. 3, 2019 • ~5 min
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A team of UK scientists have identified the mechanism behind hardening of the arteries, and shown in animal studies that a generic medication normally used to treat acne could be an effective treatment for the condition.
June 11, 2019 • ~6 min
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Researchers have developed a method that could drastically accelerate the search for new drugs to treat mental health disorders such as schizophrenia.
May 8, 2019 • ~4 min
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