Breakthrough in Technology – Can Supercomputers Assist Drug Development for Cancer
For several decades, cancer is and was considered as one of disturbing illness in the world more so a group of scientists who are affiliated with the ATOM believe that supercomputers can reduce the time it takes to develop new cure for cancer.
This is indeed a breakthrough if the latter was proven true and correct, a cure for cancer right at the palm of your hands saving millions of people around the globe.
In making this project a success researchers need the help of various companies and organizations like the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research as well as the GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company.
The main goal of these researchers is to utilize these supercomputers in finding suitable drugs for cancer in a short period of time so as human trials can be performed in no time. This may remain a dream if technological advancements were not made luckily you now have augmented reality and preclinical imaging which makes the development of drugs faster than ever. There are a lot of people who believe in this project that is why tons of organizations are supporting this research. If this research will become a success just imagine how many people it can help from various parts of the world.
A Total Amount of $750,000 Research Investment
The odds of not being able to develop new drugs for cancer is already minimal because of recent change in the technological aspects in the medical field as a matter of fact Aedin Culhane is hopeful for this.
It was also revealed by one of the members in the research team, in the person of Helen Diller that each year the University of San Francisco allot $750,000 for this research and lab. If this is not possible then those people would not invest a substantial amount of money for this research.
The GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) pharmaceutical company
The primary contribution of GlaxoSmithKlin is the accessibility of data pertaining to almost 2 million molecules that could be used as a part of the drugs used in curing cancer.It was also found out that 500 molecules were not able to make it through the other stages in drug development. This data along with the supercomputers can provide complex algorithms that could literally change the course of cancer research and surpass the obstacles in the research, time being the number one problem. Many people are afraid to die, this may sound too literary but this is reality, what if you can prevent cancer from happening, isn’t it a good cause to help people achieve more in life and live longer? If this project succeeds, a number of people will be saved and the quality of life they have can be improved because of this research, this is still in the course of becoming a successful endeavor but if this succeeds you’ll see how it can make a difference.