Carleton researchers turn to AI, supercomputer in fight against COVID-19

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“With the help of a supercomputer and artificial intelligence, a research team at Carleton University is building synthetic proteins that are 75 percent effective against COVID-19, and could one day be used to treat people who have contracted the virus.

From millions of possible combinations, the team’s supercomputer figured out the precise protein sequences necessary for the job. Then the lab work began to synthesize the necessary peptide blockers, which attract and bond to the COVID-19 virus and test them in cell cultures.”