Folding@home And Curing Disease

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Vmedvil, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. Vmedvil Registered Senior Member

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    if you don't know what Folding@home is it is a way to cure diseases by doing molecular Simulations through Stanford University to help Biochemist make and solve protein folds. It uses your CPU and GPU to do the calculations for the proteins folding patterns and Really does help cure diseases like cancer in a major way as Computational Biotechnology uses much computing power and there isn't always enough to go around, If interested in using your computer to cure disease then goto the link below.

    download = https://foldingathome.org/?lng=en-US

    This is how many proteins for trying to cure Cancer I have currently folded in a wonderful signed Certificate, which everyone that contributes receives for the amount of folds completed which is always update to your current amount when posted.

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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Curing cancer?
     
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  5. Vmedvil Registered Senior Member

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    Well, now they are working on COVID19 but before COVID happened it was curing cancer and several other diseases you could choose which proteins you folded based on the disease you wanted to help cure, yes.


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  7. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Nice reply.
     
  8. Vmedvil Registered Senior Member

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    Why thank you, as I have said before I am a Humanitarian I try to help others.

    "It takes about a year and costs about $120,000 to obtain the structure of a single protein through X-ray crystallography, according to an estimate from the University of Toronto. More recently, two other experimental methods—nuclear magnetic resonance and cryogenic electron microscopy—have also been used."

    So, I have donated $82,800,000 worth of protein folding.
     
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  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    A while back, I was doing something called "proteome folding" on the World Community Grid - https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/. Unfortunately, I no longer have a home Internet connection.
     
  10. Vmedvil Registered Senior Member

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    Cool another folder.
     

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