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Postby Chris4 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:48 pm

http://folding.stanford.edu/

Use your computer power while its idle to help medical research. A distributed computer program to study protein folding. More info on website.

Anyone use it?

Installing it now and you can set up a team. Was going to set up Biology-Online.org. But thought I better check with everyone on here. Would be fun.

Im going to run it now and i'll tell if you if its any good. :D
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Postby Kevin2k » Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:38 pm

SO is it good?
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Postby Zachthemac » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:13 am

Yes. It's good. I've been doing it for a while. It's not disruptive and just sits in the taskbar and does its work. Biology-online should have a team. I would definitely join.
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Postby mith » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:15 am

I just setup a team
Team number:
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Postby Zachthemac » Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:43 pm

Get to folding!
Download the program from here and install it. Make sure to use our team number above.
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Postby Chris4 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:43 pm

Cool. I've joined. Same username.
Its good. Makes a great screensaver. This is my first project http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/allprojects#2000.
p2002. (at the very bottom). Its to do with the Alzheimer's peptide, thought to be responsible for nerve cell death in Alzheimer's Disease. Exciting stuff :)
Not sure when I will finish my first work unit as its quite big :o. At least a few days with my pc running 24/7.
What is everyone else working on?
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Postby Zachthemac » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:56 pm

I'm folding a collagen protein.
Collagen is a major component of bone, skin, and other organs. It is in fact the most abundant protein in humans, taking a quarter of the protein mass.

I never knew that. I guess you learn something new everyday. :)

I have folding@home running on a 2.1 GHz and a 750 MHz ( :roll: ) computer, plus I'll probablly start running it on my XBOX if I get a chance.
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Postby mith » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:57 pm

wow, that's a lot of projects. Mine's #2003....I dunno what it's testing for.
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Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:07 pm

This is awesome!! I'm doing p1146_L939_WT Tinker Core. I have no idea what that is, but i'm sure it's useful. lol
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Postby Chris4 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:26 pm

b_d_41501 wrote:This is awesome!! I'm doing p1146_L939_WT Tinker Core. I have no idea what that is, but i'm sure it's useful. lol


p means project so just go to here http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/allprojects#2000
And find your number. So mithrillhack if yours is p2003 its the one after mine. :shock:
p1146 - exploring the fleeting yet critical transition state region for transitions present for L939, the 39 residue fragment from the N terminal domain of ribosomal protein L9.
Must be important in ribosomes.
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Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:45 pm

Thanks for the explanation
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Postby Poison » Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:06 pm

Ok. I don't think I am clever enough to understand this stuff. :oops: Enjoy your job guys...
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