DeepMind scientists win $3 million ‘Breakthrough Prize’ for AI that predicts every protein’s structure

Scientists from Google DeepMind have been awarded a $3 million prize for developing an artificial intelligence (AI) system that has predicted how nearly every known protein folds into its 3D shape. One of this year’s Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences went to Demis Hassabis, the co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, which created the protein-predicting program […]

Scientists revived the cells of pigs an hour after death, a potential organ transplant breakthrough

The pigs had already been dead for an hour, and yet, the cells of their hearts, brains and livers were still kicking.  Thanks to a new system called OrganEx, scientists can now keep the dying organs of recently deceased pigs alive by hooking the animals up to a system of pumps, filters and flowing fluids. […]