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Help Disease Research and Support the Wolfpack with your Computer

submitted by KRUZNBY on Thursday, October 16 at 2:16 PM

A bunch of us fellow TWWers have joined together to donate our free computing time to a research project at Stanford University called Folding@Home. This project tries to understand how proteins fold in to complex 3-D structures.

Many diseases are related to the misfolding of proteins such as: Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, and Parkinson's disease. This project requires massive amounts of computing power, so in order to complete their tasks, they use free CPU time one your computer much like the Seti@Home project.

In addition to helping disease research, you can be a part of our NCSU Wolfpack team and compete against other teams as well as fellow TWWers. Their program uses only your wasted processor cycles, and will not interfere with other programs you have running. Just go to http://folding.stanford.edu/ and download the software. Once you install it enter team number "59" to join.

More information about our team and its members can be found at: www.genejockeys.net

posted by JAllen1127 on Sunday, October 19 at 11:26 PM

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NCSUsen dc
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ranked #16

10/20/2003 12:01:46 AM

FratBoi
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Its awesome to see this on the front page!

10/20/2003 12:37:37 AM

LeGo
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you can then go to message_topic.aspx?topic=118820 and talk trash...

[Edited on October 20, 2003 at 12:38 AM. Reason : ]

10/20/2003 12:37:40 AM

NCSUsen dc
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http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_overview.php?TeamID=59

10/20/2003 1:02:53 AM

KRUZNBY
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In addition to the Tech Talk topic listed above, you can find all the information and links you need on our official team page at:
http://www.genejockeys.net/Fold&Gene@Home/

Fold On!

10/20/2003 10:37:17 AM

constovich
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you shall now witness the power of constovich's BEAST!!!!

10/20/2003 5:08:44 PM

KRUZNBY
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Good work! We got 5 new members so far today!
Setsy67 2003-10-22 00:00:00
TheDude 2003-10-22 09:00:00
Seth_Lester 2003-10-22 06:00:00
Leslie 2003-10-22 06:00:00
constovich 2003-10-22 15:00:00

10/22/2003 5:13:56 PM

Seth-Setesh
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word, gang.. my athlon can't fold all that much though

10/23/2003 2:06:24 PM

nutsmackr
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you got me now.

10/24/2003 4:27:51 PM

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11/7/2003 8:09:52 PM

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