Help cure diseases while you’re AFK.
Basically your computer helps to calculate how proteins “fold” in an attempt to find out when and why they “misfold”. These misfolds can lead to “serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.”
This project has been going on since 2000 so it’s probably nothing new to many of you. That said, I’m finally giving it a go and have started my own “team” called:
You can participate using your PC, Mac or PS3.
You can download the software here:
My team number is:
You can keep track of how the team is doing here: