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Open Source Drug Discovery: And now the target is malaria and its resistance to drugs

Syed Akbar | Syed Akbar Journalist | October 28, 2011

Hyderabad: College and university students can now contribute their ideas to find a viable medical solution to the ever-increasing problem of malaria and its resistance to drugs. Even ordinary citizens can participate in the new initiative launched by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research to combat malaria through search for new drugs. Read More »

Open Source Effort Develops Affordable Drugs

Press Release | Stevens Institute of Technology | March 14, 2013

In order to accelerate the development of new drugs to combat and cure major infectious diseases, Professor A.K. Ganguly of the Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology is contributing his expertise and passion to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Open Source Drug Discovery initiative. Read More »

Open source EHR platform tailored to treat Ebola patients

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | August 23, 2017

An open-source electronic health record system developed to treat Ebola patients during the recent epidemic in West Africa is being touted as a potential solution for clinical data collection in highly infectious environments and resource-constrained healthcare settings. Implemented two years ago at Save the Children International’s Kerry Town Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, the EHR leverages a Java-based web application called OpenMRS that enables the design of a customized medical records system with no programming.

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Open Source Malaria Project Head Wins Accelerating Science Award

Belinda Smith | The Conversation | October 22, 2013

Dr Matthew Todd – leader of the Open Source Malaria consortium in Sydney, senior lecturer at the University of Sydney and Conversation author – was awarded one of three Accelerating Science Awards in Washington DC yesterday. Read More »

Open Source Pharma And Prizes

mattoddchem | Intermolecular | May 13, 2014

I’m involved in a meeting happening next month in Italy that is asking “Can we develop a new open source pharmaceutical industry?” We’ll be talking amongst other things about incentives (such as prizes) and new ideas for the structure of pharma (legal and economic) and trying to come up with some pilot projects.

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OpenMRS Announces 2017 Google Summer of Code students

Congratulations to the 15 students selected by OpenMRS to participate in Google Summer of Code™ this year! A total of nearly 1,400 students were selected to participate with 201 different open-source projects. As the organization administrators for the program, we are thrilled to announce our 11th year of participation yet in the annual event graciously sponsored by Google. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed participating in this great program in the last 10 years and are even more excited about the students, projects and mentors that are participating this year. Coding for OpenMRS is a great way for university students to practice coding skills and at the same time help benefit people in developing countries who are on the front lines of the battle against HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and other public health challenges. Read More »

OpenMRS Releases 2016 Annual Report - Shows Explosive Growth of Open Source EHR

Press Release | OpenMRS | March 23, 2017

OpenMRS®, a free and open source health IT software platform built by volunteers around the world, is marking the start of its second decade by releasing its second annual report, for 2016. The document highlights the achievements of the open source community in the past year, improvements to the OpenMRS software, and lays out the strategic goals for 2017. For over 10 years, people around the world have leveraged OpenMRS to improve health status and achieve health equity through the use of health information technology. OpenMRS is a global leader in open technologies and open standards in healthcare...

OSDD Starts Youtube Competition For TB

Staff Writer | BioSpectrum | November 2, 2012

India's Open Source Drug Discovery initiative and Vigyan Prasar have called for videos based on the theme, 'The need for TB drugs'. Participants need to be at least 18 years of age and can either upload the video on Youtube or send the video as an email attachment to the authorities, before Nov 26 Read More »

Recent Research Highlights Potential Of Open Access In Drug Discovery

Rachel Marusak Hermann | Intellectual Property Watch | November 14, 2012

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) announced the identification of three potential drug classes for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases through the availability of hundreds of compounds in the public domain. Read More »

Redefining Impact Through Open Access

Staff Writer | The World Bank | October 18, 2013

In the 18 months since the World Bank announced its Open Access Policy with the launch of the Open Knowledge Repository, a transformation has taken place in the way the Bank’s published knowledge reaches the public. The frequency and volume of content being accessed doubled from one million downloads in the first year to two million in the subsequent six months. But measuring the impact goes beyond counting downloads and visits. Read More »

Scientists Develop ‘Lab on a Chip’ That Costs 1 Cent to Make

Press Release | Stanford University School of Medicine | February 6, 2017

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a way to produce a cheap and reusable diagnostic “lab on a chip” with the help of an ordinary inkjet printer. At a production cost of as little as 1 cent per chip, the new technology could usher in a medical diagnostics revolution like the kind brought on by low-cost genome sequencing, said Ron Davis, PhD, professor of biochemistry and of genetics and director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center...

Stevens Professor Joins Open Source Effort To Develop Low-Cost Drugs

Press Release | Stevens Institute of Technology | March 16, 2013

Professor A.K. Ganguly of the Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology is contributing his expertise and passion to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Open Source Drug Discovery initiative... Read More »

Superbugs Will Kill 10 Million a Year by 2050

Zack Budryk | Fierce Healthcare | May 19, 2016

Healthcare experts have long warned drug-resistant superbugs are a "looming global threat," but left unchecked, they may kill someone every three seconds by 2050, according to a new report. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance began in 2014 and in the meantime, antibiotic-resistant infections have already wrought havoc, causing several outbreaks linked to contaminated scopes and proving potentially more deadly than cancer, according to experts...

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The $.30 Kit That Could End Malaria

Lauren Said-Moorhouse | CNN.com | November 13, 2014

It's an entirely preventable disease, and when diagnosed early, it's easily treatable. Yet Malaria still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year...

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The Case For Open Access

Bart GJ Knols | Xindex | August 30, 2012

For most of us, it’s entirely logical that medical practitioners should be familiar with the latest scientific knowledge and evidence-based practices in order to treat ailments. This forms our fundamental basis of trust in medical professionals...But what if you live in sub-Saharan Africa, where the vast majority of medical personnel, as well as scientists, researchers and medical students, remain badly deprived of the latest medical developments? Read More »