|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|
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.
|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|
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