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    Gamers in major breakthrough in fights against AIDS

    Well done all involved: Online gamers strike major blow in battle against AIDS ? The Register

    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.
    Nice to see some positive gaming news
    I do hope this will make other scientists throw other problems their way. It could be the start of something BIG!
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    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

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    Didnt they do this for a specific form of cancer which can now eradicated after 1 treatment or something?

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    I made a edugeek group at Solve Puzzles for Science | Foldit

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