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Deepmind’s Alphafold, Deep Learning AI, is Poised to Solve One of Most Significant Challenges in Biology

Posted in Medicine, Reviews, Science on 27th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

Thanks to AI, we now have stunningly powerful tools to decode the structures of life. Recently, both DeepMind and the University of Washington described deep learning-based methods to solve protein folding, the last step of compiling the programming in our DNA, as a “once in a generation advance.”

Record high temperature for Antarctica confirmed by WMO

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

Such readings are important because Antarctica is one of the fastest warming regions on Earth and is a major driver of climate.

CERN: How Physics is Probing the Universe's Origins

Posted in Featured, Science on 4th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

The latest discovery has put the next piece in the puzzle of physics. The new upgraded LHCb detector will open the door to an era of precision measurements that have the potential to uncover yet unknown phenomena, and perhaps even physics beyond the Standard Model.

COVID-19 infections are rare and mild after vaccination

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

This means full vaccination was 91 percent effective at preventing any kind of SARS-CoV-2 infection, symptomatic or asymptomatic.

New drug class could treat range of cancers with faulty BRCA genes

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and the pharmaceutical company Artios, explored the potential of using POLQ inhibitors in treating cancer cells with defects in the BRCA genes.