The best thing most of us can do to fight COVID-19 is to stay at home, but if you have a computer, and are in the mood for puzzles, you could play Foldit, a free game—in existence since 2008—that helps scientists design drugs to combat diseases. Dr David Baker, a professor of biochemistry—along with his team at the University of Washington, Seattle—are searching for proteins that could stop the novel coronavirus from infecting human cells. Like other coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 infects cells via its “spike protein” that latches onto certain human cells, letting it pass through the external membrane to multiply inside. Dr Baker’s team is seeking a protein that can grab the coronavirus’ spike protein and block its entry into cells. Such proteins could be developed into antiviral drugs to lessen the severity of patients’ symptoms. But finding these specific proteins is a daunting task, he says. His team uses custom computer … [Read more...] about How you can help researchers fight COVID-19 by playing a game
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