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MIT Uses AI - Discovers Antibiotic - a 1st
MIT Scientists' Antibiotic Breakthrough
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Drug Kills Antibiotic Resistant, Killer Bacteria
MIT scientists have achieved a world first. They've used artificial intelligence (AI) to discover what may be the world's most powerful antibiotic. The power and promise of the drug is its ability to fight the growing global epidemic of deadly bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The World Health Organization calls these bacteria one of the biggest threats to global health. The MIT discovered molecule kills antibiotic resistant, killer bacteria.
Machine Learning Algorithm
The key to the MIT team's success is artificial intelligence and the powerful algorithm they created. The MIT scientists say the algorithm was inspired by the architecture of the human brain. The algorithm analyzed millions of chemical compounds and thousands of drugs to identify those with enough attributes to kill e-coli. Through the process, they identified a molecule called Halicin, which had been investigated as a potential diabetes drug.
The scientists found that Halicin is able to kill 35 types of potentially deadly, drug-resistant bacteria including e-coli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Some of the bacterial strains Halicin proved effective against had no known cures. In a 30 day treatment use of the drug on "mouse models" in the lab, e-coli developed no resistance to the drug.
This remarkable drug discovery was just published in the journal Cell. The MIT team hopes to work with a pharmaceutical company or non-profit to develop and commercialize the drug for human use. This is being hailed as one of the most powerful antibiotics developed to date.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic