Folding@home on PS3 helps Medical Research

Folding@home on PS3 helps Medical Research

Use your Playstation 3 to help in molecular research, the folding of human proteins. Diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cystic fibrosis and cancer are researched. With the help of Stanford University.
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A mini documentary about the discovery and current use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the Medical Research Council. Presented by Dr Alice Roberts.
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25 Replies to “Folding@home on PS3 helps Medical Research”

  1. @Phoenix700 it computes differently to a PC. Basically the way it processes information is more efficient than a PC. Your mixed up with the speed but unless I explain how a processor works you won’t understand. A PS3s strengths is a PCs weakness. PS3s utilize information differently to a PC and perform better in certain areas.

  2. @mit871chell And you are calling people names on the Internet guess u really didn’t get to me cause it took 10 months for me to get back to you. I guess could of been out of the country trying to sneak back in since im a immigrant or something.

  3. These people need to learn the facts right! You can’t play games on PS3 while folding@home is working, damn it. You can only listen to music and check your trophies and thats it. On PC i used to run seti@home all the time even when playing. But on PS3 you can’t even watch a movie while its folding! Get your facts straight!

  4. These people need to learn the facts right! You can’t play games while folding@home is working, damn it. You can only listen to music and check your trophies and thats it. You can’t even watch a movie while its folding! Get your facts straight!

  5. Commando …. THIS FOLDING AT HOME SHIT IS USELESS?!? obviously you don’t know how protiens work or nvr looked into the papers and research that stanford has discoverd from folding … No this SHIT as you call it is not useless… Folding for a cure for life or until we have a cure … 3x gtx 580s and core i7 @ 4ghz and just built another i5 2500k system just for folding 😉 join team 36167

  6. The evil corrupt governemnt already knows how to cure cancer, they just won’t give it to the public to keep the human population in check. This folding at home shit is useless.

  7. @bluebones1928 Kind of, but don’t think of it as a PS3 only kind of deal. Think of it as adding a ton of new computers on their distributed computing network.

    It just so happens that those computers are Playstations, and they’re rather good at processing.

  8. Inspiring! Which is why we chose Cancer Research UK as one of our 10 most deserving Charities. Thank you, I hope we can make a significant contribution to their cause as our supporters grow in number.

    Best Wishes, R.James & A.James – Uchooze.com (please watch our video)

  9. if what this biatch is saying is true why dont every one get a ps3 and be closer to a cure against cancer etc much much faster than we would ; ) they can have my bandwith all to them selfs if they want

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