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
Tags: medicine drug-discovery covid-19 coronavirus pandemic molecular-biology antiviral-drugs viruses computational-biology proteins sars-cov2 biophysics drug supercomputers
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
Tags: drugs health drug-discovery covid-19 coronavirus rna fda sars-cov-2 viruses hydroxychloroquine cells progesterone treatments anti-virals
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
Tags: drugs drug-discovery covid-19 coronavirus fda sars-cov-2 treatment disease antiviral-drugs viruses viral-infections drug-research
Pathogens rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics. AI could keep us a step ahead of deadly infections.
Feb. 20, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: drug-discovery artificial-intelligence deep-learning antibiotic-resistance antibiotics drug-resistance tuberculosis e-coli
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