Johns Hopkins to host cardiovascular research 'grid'

A group of three universities has banded together to create a research grid that will allow cardiovascular researchers to share data, analytical tools and models on healthy and diseased patients. The Institute for Computational Medicine at Johns Hopkins University will host the grid--which is being funded with an $8.5 million federal grant--and work with Ohio State University and the University of information that can be shared by everyone who is connected. And that's a big advance from the traditional research model, in which individual labs work in California, San Diego. Research teams will be the nodes in the grid, feeding in new isolation.

"In the past, biomedical research was mainly done in individual labs," said Raimond Winslow, director of the institute at Johns Hopkins. "The Cardiovascular Research Grid will enable us to assemble large, geographically distributed research teams and bring together the leading experts in the world to focus on a common problem, regardless of their location."

- check out Johns Hopkins' release on the grid
- read the report from Computer World