Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Blogging for Chemistry

I've posted before about how impressed I am by Jean-Claude Bradley's Organic Chemistry course. It's a beautiful example of open courseware. Now, he's alerted me to UsefulChem
an open project to actually do useful chemistry.

For example, he's building anti-malarial drugs as a community project.

Say what?

Well, he began by using Google Scholar to decide what to do, searching articles in chemistry journals for the phrase "a pressing need." Oh but it gets better.

If you're interested in chemistry and the web, you can even pitch in. A nice thing about web-based projects is that even little contributions add up, and you never know where the next one will come from.

See for yourself.


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