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The Role of Supercomputers in Finding a Cure for Cancer

Technology has brought tremendous changes in the field of medicine, as of today the ATOM also known as the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine believe that the development of a new cure for cancer is possible within a year thru supercomputers.

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.

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.

What the researchers propose is to utilize supercomputers to reduce the time it takes to find drugs for cancer and test it as soon as possible. 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. The group behind this research believe this is really possible. 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.

In addition, Helen Diller, a great addition to these wonderful researchers disclose that each year the University of San Francisco is investing $750,000 in research and lab for this project. If this is not possible then those people would not invest a substantial amount of money for this research.

The role of GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)

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.In those molecules, 500 of which was not able to pass the development process. 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. Preventive medications that could prevent cancer from happening in the first place, this will surely improve people’s quality of life, save and help a number of people from dying. 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.

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