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An article in New York Times on Michael
J. Fox Foundation’s sustained efforts
on unraveling the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease set us
for more such efforts/contributions by non-profit organizations on drug
research. To our pleasant surprise, a
survey shows that such private-public activities and funding in the
area of disease / drug research is quite a handful, and their efforts
are not without results.
These initiatives are targeting a variety of areas from specific
diseases like Parkinson’s by the Michael Fox Foundation or
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
alliance to much wider-focused ones like Wellcome Trust,
Program for Appropriate Technology in Heatlh (PATH), Drugs for
Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)
and Institute of
One World Health . A drug discovery news article on
for the developing world”
gives an insight into the efforts by such organizations. A
published in Drug Discovery Today in April 2008 looks at the “Impact of Non
profit organizations on drug discovery; opportunities, gaps, solutions”
by Matter A, Keller TH. Apart from these
are those foundations floated by individuals such as Gates
Foundation’s Global health program
Foundation’s HIV/AIDS initiative.
This list is far from complete and does not cover more local and
targeted ones. But it does give an idea about the
by the various not-for-profit organizations on drug/disease
research. Though the fruits of their labour is yet to be
it does give hope; Hope for a world of available and affordable medical
smaller in scope
compared to the annual Nobel prize, the Hansch award
“recognizes the work of a young investigator in QSAR and
with the expectation that she or he will continue to advance the field
for many years to come” .
The Cheminformatics and QSAR
Society announces its 9th Hansch Award for 2008. This
year’s winner is Dr
Heather A. Carlson of University of Michigan
in Ann Arbor.
challenge on QSAR modeling to researchers
Challenge: Can You Predict Solubilities of 32 Molecules Using a
Database of 100 Reliable Measurements?
Glen, Robert C., and Goodman, Jonathan M.
J. Chem. Inf. Model.,
48, 7, 1289 - 1303, 2008, 10.1021/ci800058v
your structures safe even when not revealed?
Information without Sharing Chemical Structure
Masek, B.B., Shen, L., Smith,
K.M., and Pearlman, R.S.
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 48, 2, 256
- 261, 2008, 10.1021/ci600383v
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