A multi-institutional team of scientists is using Summit, America's fastest supercomputer for open science, to get a better understanding of how certain proteins signal body cells to reproduce uncontrollably, triggering cancer.
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Experiments led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have determined that several hepatitis C drugs can inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 main protease, a crucial protein enzyme that enables the novel coronavirus to reproduce. Inhibiting, or blocking, this protease from functioning is vital to stopping the virus from spreading in patients with COVID-19. The study, published in the journal Structure, is part of efforts to quickly develop pharmaceutical treatments for COVID-19 by repurposing existing drugs known to effectively treat other viral diseases.
BERG, a clinical-stage biotech that employs artificial intelligence (AI) to investigate diseases and develop innovative treatments, announced a new collaborative model across the healthcare industry to fast track drug discovery research for COVID-19 and beyond. The new ecosystem comprised of BERG’s partners, such as Bristol Myers-Squibb, AdventHealth and the DOE-funded Oak Ridge National Lab, are identifying new ways of working and breaking down existing siloes to maximize time and efficiency in identifying and bringing new treatment options to market.