A Stanford university team has developed software that studies what is called the protein folding. Basically it is something good, but when a misfolding occurs, many diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes will occur.
What you need to understand is that simulating and studying this protein folding thing requires a lot of computation power, that’s where you (The hero) come in. you will share some of your mighty processor cycles to do some calculations for the main software and upload the results to it.
You can read more details and join the project here
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