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Wednesday, October 01, 2003

NIH roadmap

The NIH announced yesterday a $2 billion program to accelerate medical research. Excerpt from the New York Times coverage: "Dr. Zerhouni said he wanted to speed the development of new drugs by creating a public collection of hundreds of thousands of chemical compounds that could be tested by scientists, with advanced technology now available only to pharmaceutical companies. Data from testing such compounds would go into 'a freely accessible public database', Dr. Zerhouni said." For more details, see the NIH press release