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View Poll Results: Are you a member of the E-Goat Folding team?

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  • Yes - I have my computer Folding when ever its turned on

    16 29.63%
  • Yes - I only have my computer folding occasionally

    3 5.56%
  • I was, but can't be arsed with it any more

    4 7.41%
  • No - I have no interest in helping others

    3 5.56%
  • I have no idea what you're talking about

    28 51.85%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    E-Goat Folding Team - Using their PCs spare capacity to find medical cures

    I don't know if your aware of this project but here is some info.

    Our goal: to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases

    What is protein folding and how is folding linked to disease? Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.

    Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.
    You can help by simply running a piece of software. Folding@Home is a distributed computing project -- people from through out the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer makes the project closer to our goals.

    Folding@Home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems thousands to millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.

    So, I'm going to run this at home and have made up an e-goat team if anyone wants to join me.

    The PS T- shirt piccy is our team logo and the team page can be found here.

    Download the software here.

    Team number = 54234

    After install you just enter the team number and your away.

    NOTE : If you own a Playstation 3 you can also get in on the action. Folding at Home is built into your console so get crunching for a good cause.

    Official Team Page

    Team Stats
    Last edited by wobbly; 15-01-2008 at 21:16.

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