FIGHTAIDS@SETI

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FIGHTAIDS@SETI

FightAIDS@Home (Launched November 21, 2005)
FightAIDS@Home is a project focused on using computation methods to identify candidate drugs that have the right shape and chemical characteristics to block HIV protease. This approach is called “Structure-Based Drug Design”, and according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, it has already had a dramatic effect on the lives of people living with AIDS.

I was never one for the SETI@HOME space projects back in the day. However, now that Berkley is controlling the SETI project and the fact that this is for AIDS rather than Extraterrestrial Intelligence. I decided to go ahead and donate my computers idle time to this research project. My uncle being infected with HIV for over 15 years, I know the importance of this research and for something that doesn’t cost me a penny, I cannot turn my head. If this is something you feel you’re interested in, I highly recommend helping out for this cause.

More Information: FIGHTAIDS@Home or World Community Grid

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