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“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” Albert Einstein


Welcome to our site! We were inspired by Project Violet to create a site for those who want to further explore this research and all the topics it has to offer. If you have not already seen the Project Violet website, we encourage you to do so.

Inspired by children suffering from brain cancer, Project Violet is powered by the people. Project Violet is building a “citizen science” community to research a new class of medicines derived from nature. Scientists often refer to many medicines as "drugs"; they call the process of researching and developing new medicines, "drug discovery".

This project has a new and unique way of accelerating research on potentially life-saving drugs for many diseases. These drugs, called Optides, utilize systems that nature has created through thousands of years of evolutionary changes, such as plants and animals that have developed methods to battle disease, pests, and predators. Dr. Jim Olson and his team at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are harnessing this information and are rapidly creating and testing new Optides in their drug discovery process.

People like you can increase awareness, adopt a drug, and create a community around Project Violet. This will help change the way we discover new drugs, advance science, find cures, and save lives. Immediate ways to get involved:

Check out the Project Violet website
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Violet, Jim Olson, The Team