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Title: Folding@home
Creator: Pande, Vijay
Publisher: Stanford University / Departments of Chemistry and of Structural Biology
Abstract: Our goal: to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases. 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 throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved. We have had several successes. You can read about them on our Science page, on our Awards page, or go directly to our Results page. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Subject: Auxilliary techniques and procedures/apparatus, equipment, materials/microscopy (570.28);
Proteins (572.6)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: Chinese; English; French; German; Greek, Modern (1453–); Italian; Japanese; Lithuanian; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Vietnamese
Format: website; software
Resource type: Research projects;
Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2013-08-27
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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