Using artificial intelligence and Canada’s most powerful supercomputer, Ashkan Golshani and Frank Dehne analyzed millions of possible protein interactions. They have been developing algorithms that predict protein communications and potential drug treatments since 2003 and, using the IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, they were able to predict that there would be a new type of protein that could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus from infecting human cells. The researchers designed this new protein, and synthesized it. In a lab setting, it has been successful at preventing coronavirus infection with an efficacy of 75 per cent.

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