Coronavirus: University creates puzzle to save human cells from attack

Coronavirus: University creates puzzle to save human cells from attack

- The University of Washington has developed a puzzle game that prevents the coronavirus from attacking human cells

- The game could be downloaded from Foldit created by the Center Game Science

- The website makes use of crowdsourcing strategies to conduct research with the help of 200,000 registered players

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The University of Washington has created a protein-folding puzzle game to prevent the coronavirus from attacking human cells.

Briefly.co.za understands that the game is available on Foldit, which is a website created by the Center for Game Science.

Foldit uses crowdsourcing from over 200,000 registered players to conduct research.

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Per a report by venturebeat.com, the coronavirus has so far claimed over 3000 lives and infected over 90,000 people.

The outbreak, which started in China, has so far spread all over the world as dozens of countries continue to report new infections.

It has also led to the cancellation of big conferences such as the Mobile World Congress, the Game Developers Conference and Facebook’s F8.

Japan, per reports available, have canceled everyday activities such as schools, in a bid to protect people from the virus.

In other news, details of the government’s expenditure on consultancy services in the year 2018 have caused a stir online.

A Ghanaian professor of law and accounting, Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare, better known as Kwaku Azar, released details of the expenses online.

In a post on social media that has since gone viral, he indicated that Ghana paid $204,325,225 for technical and management services in the year 2018.

This represents an over 400% increase as the country spent $39,946,317 on the same services the year before.

"2018 was the Year of Consulting. Your beloved country spent $204,325,225 on the payment of technical and management services. By way of comparison, $39,946,317 was spent in 2017. The over 400% increase, we are told, is due to more consultancy services paid during 2018.

I’d like to see a listing of the consultants, the nature and benefit of the consultancy, and a value for money audit of each of those services. 128/1820 is a bona fide scam and sham. Da Yie!," he wrote on Facebook.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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