Our computers spend hours each day idle. Researchers at Stanford University have created a novel way to use these idle hours to help them better understand protein folding. When proteins fold incorrectly the result can be devestating diseases, including Alzheimer’s.
You can help. Download Folding at Home . It’s free, easy to do, and now instead of an idle computer, your machine will be actively working to find a cure. Plus, you’ll have the added benefit of telling your friends you’re part of a supercomputer. Go ahead geek out!
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