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Model for COVID-19 drug discovery a Gordon Bell finalist

A machine learning model developed by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists to aid in COVID-19 drug discovery efforts is a finalist for the Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research. Using Sierra, the world’s third fastest supercomputer, LLNL scientists produced a more accurate and efficient generative model to enable COVID-19 […]

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Glowing Progress in Pathogen Discovery

New technology keys on fluorescence and machine learning to speedily scan thousands of images Becky Hess, a biomedical scientist, leads the OmniScreen project for PNNL. In OmniScreen, human cells glow if exposed to a pathogen.(Photo by Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Any biological sample—dirt, water, or food, for example—contains billions of bacteria. Only […]

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Discovery of shape of the SARS-CoV-2 genome after infection could inform new COVID-19 treatments

Scientists at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Justus-Liebig University, Germany, have uncovered how the genome of SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 – uses genome origami to infect and replicate successfully inside host cells. This could inform the development of effective drugs that target specific parts of the virus genome, in the […]

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Discovery of shape of the SARS-CoV-2 genome after infection could inform new COVID-19 treatments

Scientists at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Justus-Liebig University, Germany, have uncovered how the genome of SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 – uses genome origami to infect and replicate successfully inside host cells. This could inform the development of effective drugs that target specific parts of the virus genome, in the […]

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Bristol one of four international partners creating a global cyberinfrastructure for scientific discovery

The $3 million grant will expand the NSF FABRIC, the US’s largest cyberinfrastructure testbed, to four preeminent scientific institutions in Asia and Europe including the University of Bristol, the University of Tokyo, University of Amsterdam and Geneva (CERN). Bristol was chosen because of the Smart Internet Lab‘s pioneering research into smart cities and the citizen-driven, digital innovation methodologies […]

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In a Breakthrough, NASA Announces Discovery of Water on the Moon

In a statement published yesterday, NASA announced that its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has, for the first time, confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. The discovery was made in the Clavius Crater located in the Moon’s southern hemisphere. Whereas previous investigations were inconclusive, as the molecules detected […]

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Microscopic bone discovery holds promise for implants and bone diseases

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at McMaster University have discovered a structural feature of human bone that has never been studied before under a microscope, bringing scientists closer to advancing bone implants and treatments for bone diseases. Image credit: Pixabay (Free Pixabay license) Using a plasma focused ion beam microscope at the Canadian Centre for […]