Day: December 16, 2020

From Molecule to Medicine via Machine Learning

PNNL researchers accelerate COVID-19 drug discovery using advanced molecular modeling and data science

Illustration by Timothy Holland | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

It typically takes many years of experiments to develop a new medicine. Although vaccines to protect against disease from the novel coronavirus are starting to reach clinics around the world, patients and doctors will still need treatments to manage COVID-19 symptoms for some time.

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), computational biologists, structural biologists, and analytical chemists are using their expertise to safely accelerate the design step of the COVID-19 drug discovery process.

Rather than finding

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BCIT Education For A Complicated World

The advances within the know-how and pharmaceutical products have resulted in a lot of improvements within the healthcare trade. The other aspect of the coin to the oppressive authorities and massive business control described above is the potential of know-how to empower extraordinary individuals. That’s all nicely and good if the extraordinary individual turns out to be a nice man – but what if (s)he’s not? If it turns out that a large proportion of us are mostly occupied with screwing individuals over and hurting folks we don’t like then ’empowering us all’ may not be such an incredible factor. … Read More