The Longevity Meme Folding@Home Team

Michael Cooper pointed me to the Statsman web site that tracks and displays contribution information for the Folding@Home project. I've been gently encouraging folks to join the Longevity Meme Folding@Home team for a while now, so this seems like a good occasion to remind you all:

Folding@Home is a distributed computing project run under the auspices of the smart guys at the Stanford University Chemistry Department. They rely on the contributions of millions of hours of spare computing time by people like you and I. This processing time is used to solve the hardest, latest and most pressing problems in protein biochemistry.

The understanding gained by the Folding@Home team speeds up the search for therapies and cures for a number of important degenerative conditions of aging. Currently, Alzheimer's is at the head of the list.

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Join the Longevity Meme Folding@Home team! Competition is a good thing, inspiring us to do better. Our team number is 32461. Enter this in the "Team Number" box when installing Folding@Home. If you are using Windows, you can always update this number and other options by right-clicking on the Folding@Home icon in your system tray and choosing the "Configure..." option.

You can view the Longevity Meme team statistics over at Statsman. Don't let your computer sit idle while not in use - put those extra processing cycles to work advancing our understanding of human biochemistry and age-related conditions!

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