IBM’s World Community Grid launches search for new Zika treatment

The OpenZika project is inviting anyone with a computer or Android device to run an app on their Windows, Mac or Linux devices that automatically performs virtual experiments for scientists whenever the machines are otherwise idle. Through the project, the World Community Grid will power virtual experiments on computers that could form the basis of antiviral drugs to cure Zika virus. The process dramatically increases production speeds compared to a normal laboratory setting while screening compounds from existing molecule databases against models of Zika protein and crystal structures.


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