Latest World Community Grid Stories

2010-06-15 00:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists have devised a way to automate and accelerate a manual, complex process that enables researchers to more easily discover the structure of cancer-related proteins, and, eventually, formulate cancer cures.

2010-03-02 05:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A team of researchers at the renowned Scripps Research Institute has discovered two new compounds that prove the existence of new binding sites on HIV protease. Associate Professor C.

2009-07-07 10:45:00

LONDON, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) was awarded the prestigious Coffey International Award for its application of technical expertise in innovative ways to address the greatest societal challenges of our time at the annual Business in the Community (BITC) Awards for Excellence yesterday.

2009-05-05 16:02:00

Lab tests may begin in just weeks as a result of World Community Grid GALVESTON, Texas, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) launched an effort using IBM's World Community Grid "virtual supercomputer" to allow laboratory tests on drug candidates for drug-resistant influenza strains and new strains, such as H1N1, in less than a month. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Researchers at the University...

2008-12-08 13:35:00

In an ambitious effort to revolutionize the green energy world, scientists at Harvard University and IBM are hoping to harness the power of a million idle computers to develop a new, cheaper form of solar power.

2005-11-22 18:45:00

A new project in the fight against AIDS will tap into the unused power of individual and business computers to help research and identify drugs used to combat the HIV virus.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.