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Rice opens 'Cure for Needy' on the Web
Date:10/20/2009

ova and Raul Villarreal wants Cure for Needy to serve as a Wikipedia-style database to increase the awareness of orphan medicines and the diseases they treat and expand their availability to the afflicted. Walsh said she hopes nonchemists will find ways to contribute as well.

Walsh, a native of San Antonio and chemical engineering major, is driven by the site's potential to be a positive force in world health. "The idea that you can be sitting at your computer terminal and have the power to affect so many lives, and maybe save a few, is mind-boggling to me," she said.


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Contact: David Ruth
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Rice University
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