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Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together
(Launched August 21, 2007; Completed August 2009)

Scientists from The University of Texas Medical Branch and the University of Chicago have joined with World Community Grid researchers to combat some of the most widespread viral diseases in the developed and developing world. The project's immediate goal is to uncover novel drugs to cure dengue hemorrhagic fever, hepatitis C, West Nile encephalitis, and Yellow fever; these diseases result from infection with viruses from the family Flaviviridae. more

For specific questions about the Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together Project, please go to the Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together Project FAQs.

AfricanClimate@Home (Launched September 3, 2007
Completed June 2008)

World Community Grid and researchers from the Climate Systems Analysis Group at University of Cape Town are teaming to develop more accurate climate models of specific regions in Africa. This will serve as a basis for understanding how the climate will change in the future so that measures designed to alleviate the adverse effects of climate change can be better implemented. more

For specific questions about AfricanClimate@Home, please go to the AfricanClimate@Home Project FAQs or to the project status page on the researchers' web pages.

Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy (Launched December 19, 2006
Completed June, 2007)

Phase 1 of Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy ended in June of 2007. The scientists analyzed the results in preparation for Phase 2. The analysis documented and is available at http://www.ihes.fr/~carbone/HCMDproject.htm. more

For specific questions about the Help Defeat Muscular Dystrophy Project, please go to the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Project FAQs.

Fiocruz Genome Comparison (Launched November 21, 2006;
Completed July 21, 2007)

World Community Grid and the Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Fiocruz, will be comparing genomic information to improve the quality and interpretation of biological data and our understanding of biological systems, host-pathogen and environmental interactions. This information can play a critical role in the development of better drugs and vaccines, and improved diagnostic procedures. more

For specific questions about the Genome Comparison Project, please go to the Fiocruz Genome Comparison FAQs.

Help Defeat Cancer image Help Defeat Cancer (Launched July 20, 2006;
Completed April, 2007)

World Community Grid and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University and UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will be examining Tissue Microarrays to determine how to improve the treatment of cancer with earlier and more targeted diagnostic tools.

Human Proteome Folding Project
(Launched November 11, 2004; Completed July 18, 2006)
World Community Grid focused on a project key to advancing our knowledge of human disease. By identifying the proteins that make up the Human Proteome, scientists can build the understanding needed for novel and effective treatments for diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, SARS, and malaria. more

For specific questions about Human Proteome Folding Project, including how grid.org and worldcommunitygrid.org are working together on the project, please go to Human Proteome Folding FAQs.
Human Proteome

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