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January 5, 2013
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Folding @ Home

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I didn't see a dA folding team, so I'm thinking many of you may not know about this.

Basically, folding@home is a program by Stanford that aids in research by using spare computer power to "fold" proteins. Anyone interested can download the client and get started pretty easy, you can even make and join teams if you want. (mine's 215524) but all research goes back to Stanford to help with things like cancer, Huntington's and Alzheimer's disease. I think there's quite a few of you here that could really help out.

More information, the program, etc. can be found on their site: [link]
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3wyl Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Please read the Forum Posting Guidelines before posting as this does not encourage discussion and should be in your journal.

FAQ #801: Are there any rules for the Forums?

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Scyoni Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I joined your team. :) My comp has a lot of idle time when I'm reading things, donating a bit of power to medicine seems reasonable.
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:iconspleenbegone:
That's awesome, thank you. :)
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pyrohmstr Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Foldit is more fun
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Aapis Jan 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
How is it "fun"?
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pyrohmstr Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's fun in the same way that Excel is fun. In that it really isn't.

You can write your own programs though, which can be fun.
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Aapis Jan 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You can write your own programs regardless.
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pyrohmstr Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do that often. Idk, I found manually folding proteins to be fun :p but maybe that was because our class had a team and I was winning
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