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Folding in the News (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 24-October-2002  18:32:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

From Bollocks, our resident Master of Folding, some news from the Folding@Home world: Stanford have released results of their work which is being reported in many online publications around the world.

Basically they have confirmed that the work we have been doing over the past 2 years has matched or “agreed very well” with what they can do in the laboratory with the BBA5 protein which is a man-made amino acid. Apparently this is a worlds first and is big news in the science community. Here are a few links to the media coverage:

SFGate.com, CBC.ca, UPI.com, Nature.com (and here), WashTimes.com and MSNBC.com.

Here is a quote from the United Press International release: “Pande said his team will "now apply this to Alzheimer's and attempt to understand the nature of protein misfolding in that disease." There is no cure for Alzheimer's…”

So all our hard work is paying off and we are getting somewhere. We need to get some more of ex members back folding again because we have slipped back to 4th in weekly output as a team and we are losing contact with the [H]ardOCP team. So its not just points and competition its is real world results that we are after that will one day help us find a cure to a lot of terrible diseases.

You heard the man - Get Folding!

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