a molecular biophysicist. My lab, at the Center for Molecular Biophysics at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, uses a supercomputer to discover drugs. We build three-dimensional virtual models of biological molecules such as the proteins used by cells and viruses, and simulate how various chemical compounds interact with those proteins. We test thousands of compounds to find the ones that “dock” with a target protein. Those compounds that fit, lock-and-key style, with the protein are potential therapies. … [Read more...] about Scientists tap the world’s most powerful computers in the race to stop COVID-19
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Elliot Alderson states that the Globussoft website has been compromised. The ethical hacker further stated that the malware contains scripts that redirect users to different websites.The website of Globussoft, the company behind #Chingari, the so-called Indian #TikTok alternative, has been compromised. The malicious drop[.]dontstopthismusics[.]com/drop.js script has been inserted to all the webpages pic.twitter.com/JO2lj4Jido … [Read more...] about Chingari’s company website compromised with malware, CEO says users not at risk
I said I’d had what had seemed like one of my worst colds ever at the end of February, including muscle aches and a cough that kept me awake at night, but had not lost my sense of smell or taste or had any trouble breathing.The doc said he’d put in for the test, adding “let’s hope it’s positive.” Minutes later, PlushCare sent an e-mail with a test-order PDF to print and take to the nearest Quest Diagnostics location. … [Read more...] about Here’s what it’s like to get a coronavirus antibody test
This aerosol transmission is the concern when considering the effect of AC. “If an infectious dose of the virus can hover in the air long enough to be recirculated by air-conditioning, it could cause transmission in a remote place,” says William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. But so far there’s little evidence of AC-spurred contamination. Though that may be because health professionals have been swamped with the crisis and taking care of sick people—maybe, as Schaffner says, “public health departments haven’t been looking, as epidemiologists usually do, for distinctive common denominators among cases.” … [Read more...] about Will air-conditioning help spread the coronavirus?
On Monday night, protesters seeking justice for the death of George Floyd arranged themselves and their handwritten signs on H Street, near the White House in Washington, D.C., where President Trump was supposed to make a speech. About 30 minutes before the city’s 7 p.m. curfew, the United States Park Police, the Secret Service, and officers from the Department of Homeland Security began to shuffle protesters around and block the road, according to accounts from several reporters and protesters present. Ten minutes later, sparks flew into the crowd as law enforcement began setting off flash grenades. Then came the hail of rubber bullets and the canisters of pepper spray and smoke. … [Read more...] about Will the protests spread COVID-19? The police response is the more likely culprit