TIde – systematic identification of optimal drug targets
TIde is developed to systematically run an automated scan and identify drug targets from a kinetic network SBML model. It is still under development but if it does all that they say it will, we will have another addition to the list of the few breakthroughs that has brought more answers than questions. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I am a good fan of the inquisitive mind and all these unanswered questions is what that keeps this field as cutting-edge as it is.
But, it cannot be denied that amidst all this complexity, it is only simplicity that everyone finds interesting.
Anyway, back to TIde, an open source, platform independent tool to investigate ordinary differential equation models; a systematic approach could not only accelerate the drug research, but also save valuable of the time and money (resources that could be used elsewhere).
Good open source software are the best things that have happened to the programming world.