Since Fall 2013, Windows Azure Research program has been helping researchers on their work by soliciting proposals to use Windows Azure for scholarly research. The upcoming deadline will be on Februaryy 15, making it the third period of proposals.

There are several projects that are already approved and underway. Like in the University of Notre Dame, in conjunction with VecNet, are using Azure to model malaria transmission and determine where malaria intervention will have the greatest impact.

Korean researchers are also using Azure to expand genetic disease search engine. This gives researcher a way to easily search for various types of diseases to which genes relate to it, and what is happening in bodies and cells.


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