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[SD]Computer Game's High Score Could Earn The Nobel Prize In Medicine

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Gamers have devoted countless years of collective brainpower to rescuing princesses or protecting the planet against alien invasions. This week researchers at the University of Washington will try to harness those finely honed skills to make medical discoveries, perhaps even finding a cure

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.
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Get it here http://fold.it/portal/adobe_main
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We need to make a group!
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post #3 of 11
Hahahaha! Wow! Wonder if I can fold as fast as my comps

Might even need an overclock
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registered and downloading
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Its kind of addictive, I played for a while, i just find it really easy lol
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I need to overclock myself as predicted. I'm finiding the ones without guides pretty tricky
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wiggle backbone!!!! ...sound naughty
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OMG a folding game! I'm in!
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post #9 of 11
well, atleast when someone dedicates their life to this game it will actually help someone.
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wow. this looks pretty badass. I'm gonna email this to my chemestry teacher and see if we can get grades for getting high scores lol xD.

but this is really interesting! I cant wait to get home and download it. [the computers at my school run on pent 2 processors and 20-28 gig hard drives with 256-512 ram. not exactly a good setup =P]
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