AI Tackles Protein Folding (And Wins) 

TakeawaysA “deep learning” software program from Google-owned lab DeepMind showed great progress in solving one of biology’s greatest challenges – understanding protein folding.Protein folding is the process by which a protein takes its shape from a string of building blocks to its final three-dimensional structure, which determines its function.

Source: AI Tackles Protein Folding (And Wins) | Portside

Evolution: human vision can be traced back to the very first primates of 55 million years ago 

Researchers from Switzerland said that, despite their diminutive size, the endangered grey mouse lemur’s visual system is just as big as that of other primates.

Source: Evolution: human vision can be traced back to the very first primates of 55 million years ago | Daily Mail Online

Freaky ‘frankenprawns’: ancient deep sea monsters called radiodonts had incredible vision that likely drove an evolutionary arms race

Our study on weird ancient marine animals called radiodonts supports the idea that vision played a crucial role during the Cambrian Explosion, a rapid burst of evolution about 500 million years ago.

Source: Freaky ‘frankenprawns’: ancient deep sea monsters called radiodonts had incredible vision that likely drove an evolutionary arms race

Researchers determine how the SARS-CoV-2 virus hijacks and rapidly causes damage to human lung cells: Identify clinically approved medications that can be re-purposed for COVID-19 treatment 

Researchers have identified host proteins and pathways in lung cells whose levels change upon infection by the SARS-CoV-2, providing insights into disease pathology and new therapeutic targets to block COVID-19.

Source: Researchers determine how the SARS-CoV-2 virus hijacks and rapidly causes damage to human lung cells: Identify clinically approved medications that can be re-purposed for COVID-19 treatment — ScienceDaily