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A neural community picks promising antibiotics out of a library of chemical compounds
AI on drugs — Evaluating over a million molecules takes four days of computer time. John Timmer - Feb 22, 2020 6:49 pm UTC Enlarge / Here, have some antibiotics. Biochemists have had some success at designing drugs to match specific targets. But much of drug development remains an arduous grind, screening hundreds to thousands…
Don’t engage China’s story: The coronavirus might perchance also merely have leaked from a lab
February 22, 2020 | 11:18am | Updated February 22, 2020 | 12:36pm Enlarge Image Researchers in central China study coronavirus samples as some wonder whether the disease escaped from a Wuhan laboratory. AFP via Getty Images At an emergency meeting in Beijing held last Friday, Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke about the need to contain…
South Sudan’s rival leaders make coalition authorities
Rival leaders in South Sudan have formed a transitional coalition government, in an attempt to end years of ruinous conflict that has killed almost 400,000 and forced millions from their homes. Opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in on Saturday in the capital, Juba, as the first deputy of President Salva Kiir a day after the…
Coronavirus: Masked medics asked her to step delivery air. Then they began singing “Entirely happy Birthday”
Sarah Arana’s birthday party this year was going to be an elegant and intimate affair. Instead, she was given a surprise serenade by a joyful quartet of medics from the National Disaster Medical System of the Department of Health and Human Services — dressed in protective masks, face shields and surgical gloves — who sang,…