Title How AI could supercharge the development of new drugs Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Genetic Literacy Project Media type Web Country United States Date 11/08/21 Description Understanding the shapes of proteins is critical for advancing medicine, but until now, only a fraction of these have been worked out.
Researchers used a program called AlphaFold to predict the structures of 350,000 proteins belonging to humans and other organisms.
URL https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/08/12/how-ai-could-supercharge-the-development-of-new-drugs/ Persons John McGeehan Title A.I. Predicts the Shapes of Molecules to Come Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The New York Times Media type Web Country United States Date 23/07/21 Description DeepMind has given 3-D structure to 350,000 proteins, including every one made by humans, promising a boon for medicine and drug design. URL https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/22/technology/deepmind-ai-proteins-folding.html Persons John McGeehan Title BBC Radio 4 Coverage Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet BBC Radio 4 Media type Radio Country United Kingdom Date 22/07/21 Description UoP's Centre for Enzyme Innovation (CEI) has used DeepMind’s ground-breaking AI system to make strides in their research on circular recycling URL https://tinyurl.com/3xn5c5fd Persons John McGeehan Title AI developers kick off a revolution in medical research by mapping every protein in the human body Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The i Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 22/07/21 Description The DeepMind protein database could also help feed the world and even solve the plastic crisis, the researchers say.
In addition to mapping every human protein, they have also mapped and made available the proteomes of 20 other organisms important to biological research, from E.coli to yeast and the fruit fly to the mouse – giving the database a total of 350,000 proteins.
Producer/Author Tom Bawden URL https://inews.co.uk/news/science/ai-developers-revolution-medical-research-mapping-every-protein-human-body-1116279 Persons John McGeehan
Title Enzymes Employed as Sustainable Means of Plastic Recycling Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet AZoCleantech Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 11/08/21 Description Researchers in the BOTTLE Consortium, including from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Portsmouth, have identified using enzymes as a more sustainable approach for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a common plastic in single-use beverage bottles, clothing, and food packaging that are becoming increasingly relevant in addressing the environmental challenge of plastic pollution Producer/Author Laura Thomson URL https://www.azocleantech.com/news.aspx?newsID=29924 Persons John McGeehan, Andrew Pickford Title AI breakthrough could spark medical revolution Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet BBC News Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 23/07/21 Description Traditional techniques to work out protein structures include X-ray crystallography, cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) and others. But none of these is easy to do: "It takes a huge amount of money and resources to do structures," John McGeehan, a structural biologist at the University of Portsmouth, told BBC News.
Therefore, the 3D shapes are often determined as part of targeted scientific investigations, but no project until now had systematically determined structures for all the proteins made by the body.
Producer/Author Paul Rincon URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57929095 Persons John McGeehan