• World Comm
  • The researchers at Infórium University in Belo Horizonte and FIOCRUZ-Minas, Brazil, are running the Say No to Schistosoma project on World Community Grid to perform computer simulations of the interactions between millions of chemical compounds and certain target proteins. (worldcommunitygrid.org)
  • Say No to Schistosoma is the twentieth research project to be launched on World Community Grid and one of eleven projects currently running on World Community Grid. (worldcommunitygrid.org)
  • By donating your unused computer cycles to World Community Grid and the Say No to Schistosoma project, you will help advance critical research on a neglected tropical disease that kills 200,000 people each year and affects over 207 million people worldwide. (worldcommunitygrid.org)
  • India
  • Schistosoma indicum was discovered by the British scientist R. E. Montgomery, in 1906, from a horse from Mukteswar, Uttar Pradesh, India. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Schistosoma nasale was identified in 1933 by Maharaj Anant Narayanan Rao (1875-1940) at Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu, India, as a causative agent for "snoring disease" in cattle. (wikipedia.org)
  • proteins
  • The researchers are identifying Schistosoma proteins to be used for the project and are determining the atomic structure of those proteins so they can be used as targets for the molecular docking experiments. (worldcommunitygrid.org)
  • Scientist
  • Only forum authors with the title "Say No to Schistosoma Scientist" are authorized to comment as representatives of Infórium University in Belo Horizonte and FIOCRUZ-Minas, Brazil. (worldcommunitygrid.org)
  • Research
  • The research team has combed through the grid computing results of Say No to Schistosoma, using several additional analytical techniques to help them select promising compounds. (worldcommunitygrid.org)