HIV Project Starts
Find-a-Drug is pleased to announce the start of its HIV project. The success of this project depends on members of the public volunteering their computer's free time. By harnessing the power of thousands of home PCs connected to the Internet, distributed computing software has the potential to significantly accelerate drug research.
Internet computing finds cancer growth inhibitors
Find-a-Drug is pleased to announce that the preliminary results of its Cancer Internet project have exceeded all expectations. By using the spare computer time of thousands of PCs connected to the Internet to form a large supercomputer, Find-a-Drug has been able to evaluate the potential of more than 0.5 billion molecules and produce a set of molecules that are predicted to inhibit the growth of various types of cancer cell. Scientists at the US National Cancer Institute have tested the abilities of a small number of molecules from the set as part of their Developmental Therapeutics Program.