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  • Scripps Scientist Visits Sierra Leone Hospital

    Scripps Scientist Visits Sierra Leone Hospital


    Date added: 2014-12-03


    Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire of the Ollmann Saphire laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute, at the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Dr. Saphire is leading citizen science project to crowdsource a virtual supercomputer on IBM's World Communiity Grid that will help her lab find a cure for the Ebola virus. Anyone with a computer or Android-based mobile device can now download a safe and free app from IBM's World Community Grid (www.worldcommuitygrid.org) that puts their computing devices to work when the machines would otherwise be idle. With their collective processing power, the computers will form a virtual supercomputer to help The Scripps Research Institute screen millions of chemical compounds to identify new drug leads for treating Ebola. (Credit: Pardis Sabeti)

     

     



  • Ebola Virus

    Ebola Virus: Simple Structure but a Shape Shifter


    Date added: 2014-12-03


    Electron micrograph of the Ebola virus, captured in 1976. For the first time, anyone with a computer or Android-based mobile device can help scientists search for an Ebola cure. A safe and free app from IBM's World Community Grid (www.worldcommunitygrid.org) puts the devices to work when the machines would otherwise be idle. With their collective processing power, the computers will form a virtual supercomputer to help The Scripps Research Institute screen millions of chemical compounds to identify new drug leads for treating Ebola. An effective treatment has thus far proved elusive because of scant resources previously brought to bear, and because the a protein in the virus responsible for replicating itself adopts different shapes for different functions. (Dr. Frederick Murphy)

     

     





  • IBM Transforms the Future of Work with IBM Verse

    IBM Email App Transforms the Way People Work


    Date added: 2014-11-18


    At IBM's Design Studio in New York City's Silicon Alley, employees Catherine Gillespie and Kevin Chiu demonstrate IBM Verse, a new social email app that uses analytics technology to prioritize important tasks and manage social relationships, on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The app learns an email user's unique preferences and priorities over time, allowing it to sift through and identify the most critical actions for the day. IT industry analysts estimate that 108 billion work emails are sent daily, yet it is estimated only 14 percent of those emails are of critical importance. (John Simon, Feature Photo Service for IBM) For more information: Kristi Eells, keells@us.ibm.com, 802-345-8313

     

     


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