Due to the coronavirus pandemic – folding@home, a project hosted at Stanford University, has focused priority on research specific to the coronavirus. Everyone with a computer can be a part of the research by downloading the folding@home software and letting it run. Additionally users can earn Curecoins by signing up at the Curecoin folding pool cryptobullionpools.com and folding on the Curecoin team (team #224497) – See link to setup guide at the bottom.
Excerpt from folding@home post on Covid-19 (2019nCov, SARSCoV2)
“March 15, 2020
by Greg Bowman
TL;DR: We’re simulating the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to hunt for new therapeutic opportunities. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a list of ways you can help.
Proteins are molecular machines that perform many functions we associate with life. They sense the environment (e.g. in taste and smell), perform work (e.g. muscle contraction and breaking down food), and play structural roles (e.g. your hair). They are made of a linear chain of chemicals called amino acids that, in many cases, spontaneously “fold” into compact, functional structures. Much like any other machine, it’s how a protein’s components are arranged and move that determine the protein’s function. In this case, the components are atoms.
Viruses also have proteins that they use to suppress our immune systems and reproduce themselves.
To help tackle coronavirus, we want to understand how these viral proteins work and how we can design therapeutics to stop them.” – Source https://foldingathome.org/
Some details of covid 19
The corona virus is somewhat unique in its ability to bypass the human immune system. However it is weak against basic soaps and cleaners which is why washing hands and other sanitary practice is being recommended to everyone. Please follow advisories from your local governments to keep yourself and others safe. While young healthy people may not be afraid of catching it, the effects on the elderly and other groups can be devastating, so we must all do our part for the sake of others as well – Be smart, be safe, be responsible.
Details of research
Posts by Dr Greg Bowman
“As promised, here is our first glimpse of the #COVID19 spike protein (aka the demogorgon) in action, courtesy of @foldingathome.” – Dr Greg Bowman
“Here’s an example of the sort of motion we’re using @foldingathome to hunt for in #COVID19 proteins.“ Dr Greg Bowman
To get started folding AND earning CURE tokens, follow one of our getting started guides (BTW You don’t have to register to earn Curecoin to help out, but we encourage you check out our simple guide while you load the folding@home client on your rig) …
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