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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.

This is indeed a breakthrough if the latter was proven true and correct, a cure for cancer right at the palm of your hands saving millions of people around the globe.

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. You might this is still far from reality but with advancements in the medical field like preclinical imaging and augmented reality, drug development for cancer is already attainable in no time contrary to what others think. 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

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. Sure enough they would not invest such amount if they did not believe this is possible and this will succeed.

The GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) pharmaceutical company

Without a doubt one of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical field is the GlaxoSmithKlin, their contribution is more on providing access to nearly 2 million molecules that might be used in drug development.Among those molecules 500 were already taken out of the picture because it was not able to pass the drug 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. 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? You can just imagine how many people will be saved if this project come to a success, this will not just improve their life but also allow this people to be a living testimony of how powerful science is.