I'm helping find cures....


You could too.

    Stanford School of Medicine has a small program you can download that adds your computer's CPU processing power (or your PS3's at "Network/Life with Playstation" on the main menu screen) together with all other participating CPUs to make the largest virtual Super Computer in the world. The reason? Finding cures to diseases by folding. Folding what? Proteins.
    Do you want to help find cures to Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers? You can find out the details and decide if you want to be part of the solution here ...


    

    I have been running this program since early 2010 almost non-stop (see here). And I'm VERY proud to say that our group is ranked in the top 13% in points!
    Join us at Team #193091.

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    As of November 27th, 2011 we have now made it into the top 5.2% in points ranking among all the groups making donations!

    Grand Score:   191,591 points
    Work Unit Count (WU):   710 Units

    Team Ranking (incl. aggregate):   10,650 of 206,953 groups






    

    As of January 1st, 2012 we have now made it into the top 4.1% in points ranking among all the groups making donations!

    Grand Score:   291,055 points
    Work Unit Count (WU):   1,000 Units

    Team Ranking (incl. aggregate):   8,431 of 207,977 groups






    

    As of February 2nd, 2012 we have now made it into the top 3.6% in points ranking among all the groups making donations!

    Grand Score:   353,799 points
    Work Unit Count (WU):   1,208 Units

    Team Ranking (incl. aggregate):   7,624 of 209,109 groups






    

    As of March 6th, 2012 I have replaced my old computer with a newer one that is the first one I have assembled myself. I have switched to a GPU3 client that runs much faster and much larger files and therefore garners more points by almost twentyfold my daily average from my previous computer!

    Here's a screen shot of the first protien project from my new set up being folded......




    We have now made it into the top 3.2% in points ranking among all the groups making donations!

    Grand Score:   442,969 points
    Work Unit Count (WU):   1,400 Units

    Team Ranking (incl. aggregate):   6,671 of 210,183 groups






    

    As of April 6th, 2012 we have skyrocketed in the rankings, moving up over 3,000 places (putting us well within the top 2%) helped by having three computers running the GPU3 clients along with my PS3 continuing to add in it's contributions as well!

    We are also getting new types of projects sent to us entitled "Protiens in Water". Here's some screen shots of the cool-looking 3D display windows. These are just still pictures. The display window actually shows these spinning and expanding (or folding) as it computes. I can't get a video copy because the client uses 99% of the GPU and there's not enough power left to run the capture program! LOL. I'm going to play with dropping the usage temporarily and see if I can get one. I'd love to show it to you. I find the differences and end products simply fascinating now that I understand exactly what they are doing.

    (Note: Now that we are in the top 6,000 groups, you can follow our progress in real-time on your iPhone or iPad touch with the free app Folding Stats )

    The start of the folding on this project; The red balls with the two light-colored smaller balls attached to the sides are water molocules, or H2O. Two hydrogen (H2) and one Oxygen (o). The protien is in the center of this mass hidden from view for now.



    This is the exact same project as above at about 46% as shown on the data on the screenshot. The water molocules have moved out and away as the protien is still folding and interacting...



    We have now made it into the top 1.7% in points ranking among all the groups making donations!

    Grand Score:   1,158,603 points
    Work Unit Count (WU):   1,758 Units

    Team Ranking (incl. aggregate):   3,527 of 211,103 groups





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