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Folding@home hits one million

PS3 users have been supporting the research on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Cancer at a rate of 3,000 new users per day, says SCEI. The Folding@home project aims to understand protein folding and misfolding, and how these are related to diseases and forms of cancer.

Since partnering with SCEI, we have seen our research capabilities increase by leaps and bounds through the continued participation of Folding@home users,” said associate professor of chemistry at Stanford University and Folding@home project lead Vijay Pande.

Now we have over one million PS3 users registered for Folding@home, allowing us to address questions previously considered impossible to tackle computationally, with the goal of finding cures to some of the world’s most life-threatening diseases. We are grateful for the extraordinary worldwide participation by PS3 and PC users around the globe.”

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