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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. David Stout, senior author of the study, explained "These results open the door to a whole new approach to drug design against HIV protease," which is an enzyme used by HIV to create new, infectious viral particles. To view the multimedia assets...

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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) IBM earned the award for World Community Grid, in essence the virtual equivalent in processing power to a Top 10...

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. The project uses IBM's World Community Grid, which taps into volunteers' computers across the globe to run calculations on a myriad of compounds, which could potentially shorten the project from the proposed 22 years to just two years. Scientists at Harvard are hoping the project will...

2005-11-22 18:45:00

LOS ANGELES -- 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. An Internet-based initiative, called FightAIDSatHome, aims to enlist about 100,000 computer users to donate the use of their machines when they would otherwise be idle. Participants' machines can request data from a central server, process it and send back the results. The organizers hope to develop new...

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