Northwestern Now: New A.I. tool is a potential timesaver for COVID-19 researchers

Northwestern Now: New A.I. tool is a potential timesaver for COVID-19 researchers. “Northwestern University computer scientists are aiming to speed up treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 — by making researchers’ jobs easier. The team has developed a new tool that searches through scientific literature, predicting the most useful results for each user. After pulling documents of interest, the tool then uses artificial intelligence to generate a short, easy-to-skim summary of each paper.”

Berkeley Lab: Machine Learning Tool Could Provide Unexpected Scientific Insights into COVID-19

Berkeley Lab: Machine Learning Tool Could Provide Unexpected Scientific Insights into COVID-19. “A team of materials scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) – scientists who normally spend their time researching things like high-performance materials for thermoelectrics or battery cathodes – have built a text-mining tool in record time to help the global scientific community synthesize the mountain of scientific literature on COVID-19 being generated every day. The tool, live at covidscholar.org, uses natural language processing techniques to not only quickly scan and search tens of thousands of research papers, but also help draw insights and connections that may otherwise not be apparent.”

News-Medical: A new website launched to track landmark coronavirus studies

News-Medical: A new website launched to track landmark coronavirus studies. “The Company of Biologists is delighted that a group of early-career researchers in the preLights community have launched a new website, covidpreprints.com, to track landmark coronavirus studies throughout the ongoing pandemic.”

The most promising strategies for defeating coronavirus: A review study (EurekAlert)

EurekAlert: The most promising strategies for defeating coronavirus: A review study. “In a new study in Frontiers in Microbiology, aimed at the research community but also comprehensible for non-specialists, experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill review possible strategies against dangerous coronaviruses – not only SARS-CoV-2 and its relatives such as SARS-Cov (causing Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS) and MERS-Cov (causing Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, MERS), but also as yet unknown strains which will inevitably emerge in the future. They propose that the most promising approaches for fast progress are selected antivirals such as remdesivir, and gene therapy.”

AWS (Amazon): AWS launches machine learning enabled search capabilities for COVID-19 dataset

AWS (Amazon): AWS launches machine learning enabled search capabilities for COVID-19 dataset. “As the world grapples with COVID-19, researchers and scientists are united in an effort to understand the disease and find ways to detect and treat infections as quickly as possible. Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched CORD-19 Search, a new search website powered by machine learning that can help researchers quickly and easily search tens of thousands of research papers and documents using natural language questions.”

Caltech: Caltech Signs Agreement to Provide Open Access to Computing Research

Caltech: Caltech Signs Agreement to Provide Open Access to Computing Research. “A new open-access agreement between Caltech and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an academic society for computing research, guarantees that all papers authored by Caltech researchers that appear in ACM journals will be freely accessible to any user without cost.”

Express Computer: New AI-powered search engine to fight COVID-19

Express Computer: New AI-powered search engine to fight COVID-19. “University of Waterloo professor Jimmy Lin has spearheaded the creation of a dedicated search engine for those who are engaged in the fight against COVID-19. The system, called Neural Covidex, provides quick and easy access to the Allen Institute for AI’s COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). CORD-19 is a publicly-available, curated resource of over 45,000 scholarly articles, medical reports, journal articles, and preprints about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community.”

BusinessWire: Mendel Launches AI-powered Search Engine to Analyze More Than 50,000 Coronavirus Papers (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Mendel Launches AI-powered Search Engine to Analyze More Than 50,000 Coronavirus Papers (PRESS RELEASE). “Mendel, the leader in clinical AI technologies, announced the launch of a new search engine using proprietary AI to absorb more than 50,000 coronavirus research papers and answer questions related to COVID-19. DCM, a global venture capital firm with $4 billion in assets under management, is co-sponsoring this initiative. The search engine is now available for researchers at covid19.mendel.ai.”

PR Newswire: CJS Releases World’s First Website for Sharing Information on Scientific Papers’ Reproducibility (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: CJS Releases World’s First Website for Sharing Information on Scientific Papers’ Reproducibility (PRESS RELEASE). “Japan’s CJS Inc. released the website SciGen.Report ( https://scigen.report/ ) on March 20 as a platform for researchers to share information about the reproducibility of scientific publications. Amidst soaring worldwide concerns regarding COVID-19 and expedition of related publications, SciGen.Report permits swift information sharing to keep up with research pace, contributing to controlling the pandemic.”

PR Newswire: IEEE Provides Free Access to COVID-19 Relevant Research Articles and Standards in IEEE Xplore(R) Digital Library (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: IEEE Provides Free Access to COVID-19 Relevant Research Articles and Standards in IEEE Xplore(R) Digital Library (PRESS RELEASE). ” IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity, is committed to supporting the global response to COVID-19. The organization is providing free direct access to a collection of various COVID-19 related research articles, and standards to help researchers understand, manage and combat the different aspects of the pandemic.”

National Institutes of Health: The National Library of Medicine expands access to coronavirus literature through PubMed Central

National Institutes of Health: The National Library of Medicine expands access to coronavirus literature through PubMed Central. “Following on a statement issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and science policy leaders from almost a dozen other nations, [National Library of Medicine] has stepped up its collaboration with publishers and scholarly societies to increase the number of coronavirus-related journal articles in PMC, along with available data supporting them. Submitted publications will be made available in PMC as quickly as possible after publication, in formats and with needed permissions to support text mining.”

TNW: Learning during the quarantine: You can read JSTOR’s Open Access content without an account

TNW: Learning during the quarantine: You can read JSTOR’s Open Access content without an account. “Yesterday, JSTOR, the famous digital academic library, tweeted that 6,000 of its eBooks and over 150 journals are open for anyone to read. The organization noted it’s bringing out 26 public health journal archives, which you can read until June 30. For folks who previously haven’t had access to JSTOR’s library, you can now rifle through all its open access content without having to create an account.”

The Next Web: AI analyzes biology studies to find out we’re getting better at wildlife conservation

The Next Web: AI analyzes biology studies to find out we’re getting better at wildlife conservation . “A new AI system has revealed that we’re finally getting better at wildlife conservation. Researchers came to this conclusion after using machine learning to analyze more than 4,000 studies on species reintroduction across four decades.”

PLOS Blogs: Introducing the Life in Extreme Environments Collection

PLOS Blogs: Introducing the Life in Extreme Environments Collection. “We are delighted to introduce a Collection entitled Life in Extreme Environments, consisting of papers published in PLOS Biology and PLOS ONE. This interdisciplinary Collection helps us better understand the diversity of life on Earth in addition to the biological processes, geochemistry, and nutrient cycling taking place in many of the Earth’s most inhospitable environments, while also enabling us to make inferences about the potential for life beyond Earth.”

MIT Technology Review: Over 24,000 coronavirus research papers are now available in one place

MIT Technology Review: Over 24,000 coronavirus research papers are now available in one place.”The news: Today researchers collaborating across several organizations released the Covid-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), which includes over 24,000 research papers from peer-reviewed journals as well as sources like bioRxiv and medRxiv (websites where scientists can post non-peer-reviewed preprint papers). The research covers SARS-CoV-2 (the scientific name for the coronavirus), Covid-19 (the scientific name for the disease), and the coronavirus group.”