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i didnt know where to make this thread so sorry..
anyway i was wondering wat ''folding'' is i see it quite often on ocn forums and i have no idea wat it is,could someone plz explain the whole thing for me? it would be greatly appreciated and u will get rep if u help me out,thanks!
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This should have gone in one of OCN's folding forums.

But don't worry about it. Here's everything you need to know:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_folding

http://folding.stanford.edu/

Google search for "protein folding": http://www.google.com/search?hl=all&source=hp&q=protein+folding&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=#sclient=psy&num=10&hl=en&safe=off&q=%22protein+folding%22&aq=f&aqi=g3g-c1g2g-o1&aql=t&oq=&pbx=1&fp=241062ed1d424d73


Edit: I did not reply because you are promising Rep to anyone who helps. Heh.
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What is folding? Folding is a worldwide distributed computing effort conducted by Stanford University to understand how proteins assemble themselves. The real world applications of this research includes potential cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer, and Parkinson's. Nearly everyone's life has been touched by someone who has had one of these diseases or one of the many other diseases this research is aiming to cure. For more information, please see Stanford's Folding@Home website.

Taken from the Folding FAQ listed in the Folding@Home Essentials Thread with even more information!

Basically, we use the processing power of our computers to analyze protein strands which help find cures for diseases. Some do it for the competition while others do it for a loved one in their life. Others do it because their rig just sits there anyway. Either way, it is for a good cause.
Edited by Blue Marker - 1/21/11 at 12:44am
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thank you both so much,this really helped me alot
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