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Students burn midnight oil to find new TB drug

24 March 2012

KOZHIKODE: Sajeev R, a PG Diploma Cheminformatics student of Malabar Christian College (MCC), has not gone home from his college lab for the last five days.

He, along with other researchers in the Cheminformatics centre, has been logging in more than 18 hours a day on their computer which is linked to the Garuda series of supercomputers based in Bangalore and Pune.

They are building computational models for TB drug discovery by screening millions of chemical molecules to select a limited few, which show promising anti-TB characteristics as part of the Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) initiative led by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)…..

Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-03-24/kozhikode/31233445_1_open-source-drug-discovery-tb-drug-anti-tb

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March 28, 2012 at 5:29 am

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