Share |

12 October 2011

40% of rejected drugs developed by the pharmaceutical industry fail due to their adverse affects on the heart. Now, researchers from the preDiCT project have built the most accurate computer models ever to help the pharmaceutical industry know which drugs are more likely to disrupt electrical activity in the heart. 

PreDiCT is just one of 26 projects that are part of the Virtual Physiological Human Initiative - it's goal is the creation of a 'virtual you', down to your face, skin, muscle, bones and DNA. These simulations will greatly improve disease, drug and health treatments for the public.

4.666665

Mobile devices represent an untapped resource that we can harness using grid computing techniques.

4.833335

The LHC is one of the biggest, most complex machines in the world. And physicists are reviving the volunteer computing project Sixtrack, part of LHC@Home, to design the 2020 upgrade.

4.69231
Spotlight

You Might Have Missed

 

iSGTW recently attended the ISC Cloud '14 conference in Heidelberg, Germany. The event focused on the intersection between cloud and high-performance computing (HPC), with in-depth first-hand reports on the latest technological...

4.25

ESnet is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links to London, Amsterdam, and Geneva. The high-speed links will give researchers at US universities and national laboratories ultra-fast access to scientific data from the Large Hadron Collider...

4.5

The US National Science Foundation aims to improve the nation's capacity in data science by investing in infrastructure development, increasing the number of data scientists, and augmenting the usefulness and ease of using data. Read about the...

2.333335

For scientists looking to complete large, complex, data-driven research projects quickly, living cyberinfrastructure can be a powerful solution. This is a different way of working for most scientists; applying for time on a machine does not...

3.5