Rice opens Cure for Needy on the Web

October 20th, 2009

Students invite chemists everywhere to help with orphaned drugs, diseases

Suppose you had a disease for which there’s a proven cure, but nobody makes the drug. Where do you turn?

That’s a question many around the world face every day and one Rice University students hope to answer by reaching out through the Internet.

The Cure for Needy Project (http://www.cureforneedy.org) will draw upon the expertise of chemists worldwide to optimize small-molecule medications for orphaned diseases – those for which drugs may be extremely expensive or unavailable because they’re simply not profitable enough for pharmaceutical companies to produce. For more see http://www.media.rice.edu/media/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=13226&SnID=1331289734

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