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Health Commons Intro

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Health Commons Intro

  1. 1. introduction to Health Commons a project of Science Commons, CollabRx, CommerceNet, and Public Library of Science
  2. 2. 1. the way we find drugs, cure disease, and manage our health isn’t working.
  3. 3. “river blindness”
  4. 4. 18,000,000 infected
  5. 5. “The drug Mectazin has been used effectively, but has to be taken over 15 years and does not kill the adult worm.”
  6. 6. $1,000,000,000 17 years
  7. 7. not only is there no good cure for river blindness...
  8. 8. no business can afford to look.
  9. 9. neglected tropical diseases: 1,000,000,000 suffer worldwide rare and orphan diseases: 7,000+ disorders 6-8% of the population no business can afford to look.

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