Software finds possible anthrax cures
March 11, 2002 | Source: Reuters
Scientists, using distributed computing via a million home computers, have come up with 300,000 potential compounds that could be developed as a cure for anthrax.
The project was completed in 24 days, versus years with traditional methods, according to Graham Richards, a chemistry professor at Britain’s Oxford University who helped organize the project.
The list of drug candidates goes to the U.S. Department of Defense and Britain’s Office of Science and Technology, Ministry of Defense and Department of Health.