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A bunch of gamers ...
20th September 2011, 08:53 AM #1
Gamers in major breakthrough in fights against AIDS
Well done all involved: Online gamers strike major blow in battle against AIDS ? The Register
Nice to see some positive gaming news
A bunch of gamers have untangled the structure of a key protein in the virus that causes AIDS, a mystery that has left scientists stumped for decades.
It took just three weeks for players of online game Foldit to predict an accurate model for the protein – a type of enzyme called a retroviral protease that has a critical role in how the HI virus grows and spreads.
I do hope this will make other scientists throw other problems their way. It could be the start of something BIG!
Last edited by Dos_Box; 20th September 2011 at 09:03 AM.
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20th September 2011, 10:00 AM #2
Got a 3 issue trial of Custom PC and noticed they have a section for gamers who build high-end machines just to run Folding programs... top stuff
20th September 2011, 10:03 AM #3
Didnt they do this for a specific form of cancer which can now eradicated after 1 treatment or something?
6th October 2011, 06:04 PM #4
I made a edugeek group at Solve Puzzles for Science | Foldit
Edugeek | Foldit
if someone can write a decent mission statement. post it here.
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