IBM's 'magic bullet' could destroy Zika, Ebola AND herpes: Firm enlists Watson supercomputer to combat killer viruses



IBM claims it has developed a 'magic bullet' solution to combating viral infections.
The company has engineered a chemical that it says can block viruses like Zika, Ebola, dengue, influenza and herpes.
Scientists believe, with the help of the Watson supercomputer, it could someday be used in products such as soap to prevent a viruses from spreading. 
HOW DOES IT WORK?  IBM Research and Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering, Nanotechnology (IBN)'s new macromolecule works by attracting viruses.
It does this by electrostatically bonding to proteins on a virus' surface.
Once the virus cells... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 39
Source: Daily Mail
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