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Doctor Feelgood
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PostPosted: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 09:54:47    Post Subject: Folding@Home Reply with quote



Bigbruin.com has fired up a Folding@Home team! Please sign up if interested, and ask any questions in this thread!!

We are team #: 13848

Team stats are available at either: Hardfolding.com | Stanford.edu | Kakaostats.com

More Information and Download: Here

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What is protein folding and how is folding linked to disease? Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.

Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be 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.

You can help by simply running a piece of software. Folding@Home is a distributed computing project -- people from through out the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer makes the project closer to our goals.

Folding@Home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems thousands to millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.


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