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Folding@home

Main Project Information
Presented By Stanford University
Goal Understand how proteins can fold incorrectly to cause disease.
Task Install software on your computer to perform calculations
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

Help Stanford University scientists studying Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's, and many cancers by simply running a piece of software on your computer.

The problems we are trying to solve require so many calculations, we ask people to donate their unused computer power to crunch some of the numbers.

As seen in Chapter 5 of Citizen Science by Caren Cooper.

How to Join

Please go to http://folding.stanford.edu for details.

Website http://folding.stanford.edu
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Required Gear

A computer

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At night, At home
Tags alzheimer's disease, cancer, computer, computers & technology, distributed computing, huntington's, online, parkinson's, rwjf
Project Updated 04/11/2017