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Computational Tool Helps Find Molecules With COVID-19-Fighting Properties – Technology Networks

A team of scientists has created a powerful computational tool to help drug discovery researchers quickly identify molecules capable of disarming SARS-CoV-2.

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A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, mass vaccinations have begun to raise the tantalizing prospect of herd immunity that eventually curtails or halts the spread of SARS-CoV-2. But what if herd immunity is never fully achieved – or if the mutating virus gives rise to hyper-virulent variants that diminish the benefits of vaccination?
Those questions underscore the need for effective treatments for people who continue to fall ill with the coronavirus. While a few existing drugs show some benefit, there’s…

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