You can help scientists studying Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and many cancers by simply running a piece of software on your computer or game console.
Proteins are biology’s workhorses; its “nanomachines.” Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or “fold.” The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery. Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. “misfold”), there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.
Folding@Home is a distributed computing project. People from throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer makes the project closer to our goals.
Learn more here: Folding@Home
Join the Benson Folding Team. Our team number is 53915.
Team Ranking 4004 out of 221248 as of 01/01/15
Team Ranking 3141 out of 223419 as of 11/25/15
Team Ranking 2966 out of 224052 as of 03/03/16
Team Ranking 2142 out of 226647 as of 06/05/17
Team Ranking 1997 out of 227085 as of 10/09/17
Here is our “stats” page at Extreme Overclocking: Stats