Analyzing the potential of AlphaFold in drug discovery

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Over the past few decades, very few new antibiotics have been developed, largely because current methods for screening potential drugs are prohibitively expensive and time-consuming. One promising new strategy is to use computational models, which offer a potentially faster and cheaper way to identify new drugs. A new study from MIT … Read more

AlphaFold predicts structure of almost every cataloged protein known to science

Credit: Karen Arnott/EMBL-EBI DeepMind and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have made AI-powered predictions of the three-dimensional structures of nearly all cataloged proteins known to science freely and openly available to the scientific community, via the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database. The two organizations hope the expanded database will continue to increase our understanding of biology, … Read more