I'd love nothing more than to help disease research, and while I'm taking my premed courses, this is one of those trickle effect things I'm trying to get going. If anyone would like to join, its easy, free, and there is no risk or even involvement on your part.
Want to help science and disease research? Do you own a computer? Download this client, and enter team ID #174685
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Folding@home is a distributed computing project -- people from throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.
Protein folding is linked to disease, such as Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers
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.
What is protein folding?
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.
- Which diseases or biomedical problems are you currently studying?
- Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
- Huntington's Disease (HD)
- Cancer and P53
- Osteogensis imperfecta
- Parkinson's Disease (PD)