Phys .org: Screening study identifies inhibitor of key COVID virus enzyme

Phys .org: Screening study identifies inhibitor of key COVID virus enzyme. “When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, scientists across the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratory complex turned to the nation’s most powerful supercomputers and other tools to discover molecules that might treat the disease. A study published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling reports the discovery of a molecule with significant potential to disable the virus.”

Phys .org: Chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes—Google

Phys .org: Chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes—Google. “Yale scientists have taken a novel approach to unraveling the complex structure and regulation of enzymes: They Googled it. In a new study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, chemistry professor Victor Batista and his colleagues used the Google algorithm PageRank to identify key amino acids in the regulation of a bacterial enzyme essential for most microorganisms.”