Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Foldit Gamers Solve Riddle of HIV Enzyme within 3 weeks

I came across this article from Scientific American that represents the intersection of technology, gaming and healthcare. Foldit harnesses the power of crowds to solve 3-D puzzles of protein folding with the goal of treating diseases.  This latest solution that gamers achieved in 3 weeks had stumped researchers for a decade! It will help prevent the reproduction of HIV

1 comment:

  1. This is pretty neat! I have always been a fan of turning difficult problems into games, and crowdsourcing for a solution. The game element in this connected society introduces a level of competition that really encourages people to try hard!


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