Friday, January 06, 2006

Your Computer Idle Time Can Help Cure Diseases

The University of Washington's Rosetta@home project invites users to donate their computer's idle time to "help to determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases."

By running the Rosetta program on your computer while you don't need it you will help us speed up and extend our research in ways we couldn't possibly attempt without your help. You will also be helping our efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Cancer, and Alzheimer's (See our Disease Related Research for more information).

The Computing and Communications department is even bundling Rosetta@home with it's Internet Connectivity Kit which allows students/faculty/staff access to UW's networks.

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