Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind, has established a scientific gateway Web site that will provide molecular and genetic information on infectious and emerging diseases.

The MolecularHUB site was announced at the annual meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology, Long Beach, Calif.

James McGlothlin, a Purdue associate professor of health sciences and director of the site, said MolecularHUB will actively foster an environment of co-creation and collaboration. The goal of the site is to expand the current knowledge base of genetic markers, gene sequencing, and molecular testing related to infectious diseases, chronic diseases, and emerging diseases to help speed the identification and treatment of these diseases.

"With this site we have the opportunity to improve public health care and patient outcomes by providing free, easy access to the latest information," McGlothlin said. "The half-life of information in this field is very short; it’s one of the fastest moving disciplines in modern science. So this site will keep professionals up-to-date with the latest scientific information."

The site, www.molecularHUB.org, is exclusively sponsored by BD, Sparks, Md.


[source: Steve Tally, Purdue University]