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Help an International Research Team Fight the Zika Virus

(Brazilian Portuguese Version Below) Few people had heard of the Zika virus before 2015, when it began rapidly spreading in the Americas, particularly in Brazil. The virus is mostly spread by mosquitoes, although sexual and blood transmission are also possible. Some pregnant women who have contracted the Zika virus have given birth to infants with […]

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World Community Grid Volunteers Help Power New Tuberculosis Research

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global killer. More than 1.5 million people, including 140,000 children, died from the disease in 2014 – a year in which 9.6 million new cases (more than 1 million of them children) were diagnosed. The World Health Organization has declared TB to be the world’s deadliest infectious disease, along with […]

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Pioneering New Techniques in the Fight Against HIV

In a decade-long collaboration with over half a million World Community Grid volunteers, The Scripps Research Institute has made significant advances in the fight against HIV. With the virus constantly evolving, the research team is leveraging World Community Grid to pioneer the use of new analysis techniques to more quickly and accurately identify promising anti-HIV […]

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Corporate Citizenship and Purpose-Driven Transformation

IBM’s technology and talent have the power to help transform governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world. We work to improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth, respond to disasters, and develop sustainable strategies for energy use and environmental protection. As part of a tradition that dates to the […]

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Enhancing Nanotechnology’s Potential to Improve Clean Water Access

According to the World Health Organization, over a million people die every year from diseases caused by unclean water. With population growth and climate change, the problem is expected to get worse. Our team has discovered a phenomenon which could form an important step towards making clean water available to those who need it most. […]

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Finding a Cure for Ebola

There are no reliable treatments or vaccines for the Ebola virus – the significant global health threat behind the growing humanitarian crisis in West Africa. That’s why IBM’s World Community Grid – the virtual supercomputer for humanitarian research – is launching Outsmart Ebola Together to help find a cure. The research project will be directed […]

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Decade of Discovery: Finding a New Drug to Combat Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a debilitating tropical disease that threatens 40 percent of the world’s population. As part of World Community Grid’s 10th anniversary celebrations, research partner Stan Watowich, Ph.D., talks about how the program enabled his team to identify a new drug lead that could stop the virus in its tracks. _____________________________ Dengue fever, also known […]

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Accelerating Cancer Discovery with Precision Medicine

Accurate diagnosis and treatment is essential when it comes to tackling cancer. As part of World Community Grid’s 10th anniversary celebrations, research partner David J. Foran, Ph.D., writes about how the program enabled his team to develop a new tool for doctors to diagnose cancer and tailor treatments to individual patients using big data and […]

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Join in the Discovery of Nature’s Hidden Superpowers

 by Wim Degrave and Torsen Thomas To kick-start its 10th anniversary celebrations, World Community Grid is partnering with the University of New South Wales in Australia and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz in Brazil) in their research to better understand DNA and proteins – uncovering the hidden superpowers of the natural world. In the article below, […]

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2013 Corporate Responsibility Report Captures IBM’s Moment of Transformation

Cloud computing. Data analytics. Mobile computing. Social business. Evolving individually, any one of these developments would be a disruption in the way individuals, societies and businesses relate to each other. Taken together, Cloud, Big Data, Mobile and Social are affecting nothing less than a global transformation of the way organizations operate. But IBM’s commitment to […]

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Answering the President’s Call to Support Climate Change Research

President Obama’s Climate Data Initiative is an ambitious new effort to help give communities across America the information and tools they need to plan for current and future climate impacts. This morning, IBM is participating in a White House roundtable to discuss our efforts to reduce emissions and strengthen local resilience in the face of […]

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Pioneering a Molecular Approach to Fighting AIDS

The 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, including scientists, medical practitioners, activists, policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic. IBM, a conference sponsor, is committed to applying its talent and technology to advance the fight against HIV/AIDS […]

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New Hope in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

(下記の日本語版) Today, thanks to advances in modern medicine, 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer are cured. But the prognosis is not nearly as good for children with neuroblastoma, the most common form of cancer diagnosed in infants. Neuroblastoma is a tumor of peripheral nerve tissues that often starts in the adrenal glands and sympathetic […]

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Join the World’s Largest Cancer Research Team to Help Find Cancer Markers

Earlier this year, actress Angelina Jolie made headlines when she announced that she had chosen to have a pre-emptive double mastectomy because she carries a faulty gene that gives her an 87 percent lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. The identification of that faulty gene – known as a cancer marker – led to her […]

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Media Coverage Features IBM Citizenship Programs

Some segments of the media have lately focused their coverage on programs that benefit economic development, scientific research, and education. In the last few weeks alone, we’ve seen articles that have examined issues and initiatives such as the following: IBM World Community Grid Two projects hosted on IBM’s World Community Grid are making progress in […]

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