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Medical research project takes root in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Biomedical researchers using powerful computers to analyze data from hospitals, drug companies and others have a new workplace.

Founders of the Chattanooga Research Institute are harnessing the power of computational biology to analyze huge stores of medical and genetic data.

Much of the work will be cleaning up and storing existing data such as patient medical records, genetic information from blood tests and results from clinical trials.

Researchers hope the results will lead to cheaper and more effective drug development and better patient treatment.

Institute co-founder Justin Boyd told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that about 200 ongoing clinical trials at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga could be a source of both raw data and researchers.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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