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[EurekAlert]Computer game's high score could earn the Nobel Prize in medicine

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A new game, named Foldit, turns protein folding into a competitive sport. Introductory levels teach the rules, which are the same laws of physics by which protein strands curl and twist into three-dimensional shapes – key for biological mysteries ranging from Alzheimer's to vaccines.

After about 20 minutes of training, people feel like they're playing a video game but are actually mouse-clicking in the name of medical science. The free program is at http://fold.it/
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Wow, thats awesome. Nice find.
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!!!!!!!
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another way to kill time at work maybe?
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got to try that
    
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Eh, why not just give the Nobel Prize to F@H? Why the game?
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So people running F@H can now be labeled "haxors", right?

    
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Originally Posted by Zulli85 View Post
Eh, why not just give the Nobel Prize to F@H? Why the game?
I agree F@H is more important.
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