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Folding@Home - Help Find a Cure





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Protiens fold before doing an important function. Sometimes these protiens misfold, causing diseases. With Folding@Home, you can help find the cure for some cancers, Alzhiemers, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and more by simply downloading a program by stanford university to run in your background. You can help.

How does it work? Well, here's a quote from their home page to explain a little bit:
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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.



http://folding.stanford.edu/
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Its a great effort there.
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