Drug Development for Cancer: How Supercomputers Fasten the Research
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.
If the use of these computers is a stepping stone in developing a new cure for cancer well then it is indeed a great discovery that will save not just thousands by millions of people around the world.
Researchers are not alone in finding a new cure for cancer; they are working with one of biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world the GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR).
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. If this happens long before the era of technology, this might be a hopeless case but it has changed since you now have preclinical imaging and augmented reality which enhances and fastens drug development. 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
One of the supporters in this project is Aedin Culhane, a senior research scientist in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute believe that technology is the driving force that will allow this project to succeed.
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.Among those molecules 500 were already taken out of the picture because it was not able to pass the drug development process. A lot of developments were already made in cancer research and undeniably the use of supercomputers might take this research into greater heights and overcome the obstacles in this research like time for instance. 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? The effects of this research are great if it succeeds, many people can be saved, this will also allow them to be more beneficial members in the society.