The fastest computer, IBM Blue Gene Q, in the southern hemisphere has created a 3D image of common cold virus known as human rhinovirus to develop more ways of treating the disease. The image has been to the University of Melbourne, so that they can test the drug being developed by an Australian company Biota to know its efficacy.
Common cold is fatal for the life of people, who have been suffering from chronic lung diseases, and the novel drug will protect people from getting affected by common cold. The rhinovirus is responsible for causing 40% of common flu in the world. The 3D image will help researchers to see the virus from its interiors, and will help them understand more details of the same.
The Deputy Director of St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, Michael Parker, said that the discovery will help to know more types of illness and will let researchers to find more treatments of the same.
"An increase in understanding how existing drugs work with one virus will pave the way for the development of new anti-viral medications for these related viruses", said Parker. Talking about the speed of computer, Parker said that the computer is able to calculate 836 trillion numerical and that too in one second.
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