Stanford’s Folding@Home project began four years ago to test algorithms designed to show how potential drugs will bind to proteins in the body. Since diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are caused by protein malfunctions, scientists believe the project will reveal what type of drugs could fight these diseases.
Sony just debuted the Folding@Home client for the PLAYSTATION 3, and we’ve just created “Team ILoveNachoCheese” [TEAM# 59160] to help aid the fight. We encourage all our readers with a PS3 to join our team. The nacho cheese loving community must unite!
To join, simply run the client on your PLAYSTATION 3, press the TRIANGLE button to open the options menu. Choose “Identity” and then select “Join an Existing Team.” Last but not least, Input Team# 59160. Voila! You’re done. The PS3 client even allows you to keep track of team statistics and ranks what team members are contributing the most.
Click here to watch a video about the project.