Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Making the World a better place for our kids by Donating cpu cycles!

The Help Fight Childhood Cancer comes to you from the Chiba Cancer Center Research Institute, which is affiliated to Chiba University, located in Chiba prefecture, Japan.

As the name of the project implies, the focus of this project is to try to find novel drugs to treat childhood cancers, namely neuroblastoma.

Neuroblastoma is one of the most frequently occurring solid tumors in children, especially in the first two years of their life, and its clinical outcome is still very poor. 

With your help, we hope to do the initial research which could result in discoveries that could lead to the development of novel drugs to treat these complex pediatric tumors.

Although, we expect to finish the project in about 2 years on World Community Grid, your contribution is appreciated as it would take us over 100 years on the computers available to us to finish this computation. Join now!

Latest News from The Help Fight Childhood Cancer project:

After screening 3,000,000 candidate chemicals by molecular imaging and cellular toxicity, our project team has finally identified 7 small chemical compounds which kill several neuroblastoma cells at very low concentration.

From: HFCC

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