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UK, India and US universities to collaborate on fight against neglected diseases

This is a first-of-its-kind research and development project

By: Sarwar Alam

University students from India, the UK and the US will collaborate on a new first-of-its-kind research and development project aimed at discovering potential drugs for patients living with neglected diseases like kala-azar. The Open Synthesis Network (OSN) project between five universities was launched by non-profit research and development organisation Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) this week. It involves collaboration between 25 under-graduate and Masters students in Chemistry from participating universities. “Through the Network, students contribute to a real-life medicinal chemistry project with the potential to make a concrete impact with the results of their lab work. Instead of training…

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