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.”