Tech India http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22407/all en TB or not TB: India crowdsources research http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120703/india-drug-discovery <p>NEW DELHI, India &mdash; Facing nearly 2 million new tuberculosis cases every year &mdash; more and&nbsp;more of them drug-resistant &mdash; India has a bigger stake in finding a&nbsp;better treatment for TB than any other country. Yet until&nbsp;recently, obstacles hindered Indian scientists&#39; efforts to conduct&nbsp;advanced research. The reason? India&#39;s university professors are bogged down with&nbsp;teaching, and few have the laboratory facilities needed to do cutting&nbsp;edge work. And the best minds are lured&nbsp;away by the pharmaceutical industry &mdash; which has little interest in TB, from which there is little money to be made. But a pioneering effort to discover new drugs using the &ldquo;open source&rdquo; model prevalent in the software industry could change that.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120703/india-drug-discovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tech India India Science Technology Health Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5710505 at http://www.globalpost.com