UC San Diego helps in search for Zika treatment

The UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences announced Thursday the launch of a study that will use computers and mobile devices of volunteers to screen potential drug candidates for the Zika virus.

The OpenZika project will work with IBM’s World Community Grid, which provides massive amounts of free computing power to scientists. It does this by harnessing the unused power of volunteers’ computers and Android devices, according to UCSD.

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