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Antibiotic created using AI killed drug-resistant bacterias

20-Feb-2020

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Algorithm was trained to identify molecular features made for good antibiotics.

Algorithm assessed the compounds and come up with some promising antibiotics hours after.

Halicin has already been tested both on humans and mice.

Halicin killed Mycobacterium tuberculosis and strains of Enterobacteriaceae resistant to carbapenems.

Scientists aim to use the algorithm to design potent new antibiotics from scratch.

Thanks to the algorithm scientists tested 107m compounds in just 3 days

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