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Millions of researchers around the world are using our AI system, AlphaFold, to accelerate progress in biology.

Millions of researchers around the world are using our AI system, AlphaFold, to accelerate progress in biology

 

 

From helping tackle antibiotic resistance to finding new life-saving medicines, AlphaFold quickly became an essential tool for the scientific community, since launching in 2021.

Unfolded introduces scientists who are using AlphaFold to unlock challenges, accelerate progress, multiply hypotheses, and pave the way toward new discoveries.

Here are some of their stories.

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Developing a better malaria vaccine with the help of AI that could save hundreds of thousands of lives every year

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Understanding the faulty proteins linked to cancer and autism

AlphaFold is helping researchers uncover how protein-mutations cause disease, and how to prevent them

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Targeting early-onset Parkinson’s with AI

AlphaFold predictions are paving the way towards new treatments that can impact over 10 million people worldwide

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AlphaFold unlocks one of the greatest puzzles in biology

AI system helps researchers piece together one of the largest molecular structures in human cells

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Advancing discovery of better drugs and medicine

With the help of AlphaFold, researchers are designing more effective drugs like never before

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How the honeybee could help protect species around the world

New insights into how immunity evolves could help scientists protect all the world’s flora and fauna from disease

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The race to cure a billion people from a deadly parasitic disease

Researchers accelerate their search of life-saving treatments for leishmaniasis

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Fighting osteoporosis before it starts

Detecting signs of this debilitating disease with AI before any bones start to break

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Solving the mystery of how an ancient bird went extinct

AI provides a new tool for studying extinct species from 50,000 years ago

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Accelerating the race against antibiotic resistance

AlphaFold unlocks a decade of data within minutes that can help beat antibiotic resistance

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Creating plastic-eating enzymes that could save us from pollution

Researchers are on a quest to develop enzymes that can break down plastics so they can be 100% recycled

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AlphaFold transforms biology for millions around the world

Open sourcing over 200 million protein structures to help researchers solve countless problems

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Tracing the evolution of proteins back to the origin of life

Looking hundreds of millions of years into a protein’s past with AlphaFold to learn about the beginnings of life itself

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