Researchers from MIT and Harvard developed a new approach to antibiotic discovery using a type of artificial AI called deep learning. So far, their model has identified eight antibacterial compounds that differ in structure from known antibiotics.
Infectious disease outbreaks can spread quickly due to the cosmopolitan nature of the world, especially within disadvantaged subpopulations. By attending to social justice and reducing healthcare inequalities, we can help prevent the spread of infectious disease epidemics and reduce the burden of infection globally.
On January 21st, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a press release outlining the first case of a novel coronavirus from a patient traveling from the Wuhan province of China.