Folding@Home, Moving On Up

The Longevity Meme Folding@Home team is moving up in the rankings thanks to the new members who joined since my last reminder. All this competition is in a good cause, as outlined at the Folding@Home website:

Proteins are biology's workhorses - its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out their biochemical function, they remarkably assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, remains a mystery. Moreover, perhaps not surprisingly, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious effects, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, and Parkinson's disease.


Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. We use novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. This has allowed us to simulate folding for the first time, and to now direct our approach to examine folding related disease.

Michael Cooper emails to note:

The Longevity Meme is now being tracked at Extreme Overclocking, a large popular group. ... Since TLM moved into the top 800, it is being followed here:

Click on The Longevity Meme entry,

Provides detail, similar to Statsman, about TLM's team.

Send your spare processing cycles to help research into the fundamental biochemistry of age-related conditions ... and boost the rank of the Longevity Meme team. Download the Folding@Home client and join our team today!


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