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10 Jun 2016 – Volunteer from Ecuador Loves Making a Difference
"I love knowing that I can contribute to making our planet a better place."  
  Tags: Behind the Scenes

06 Jun 2016 – Help Fight Childhood Cancer Project Researchers Publish a Paper
The Help Fight Childhood Cancer project searched for a cure for a particular childhood cancer. The researchers have found that some of the promising compounds they identified also show an antidepressant capability.  
  Tags: Project Update , Research Paper

01 Jun 2016 – Bo Grahn, Longtime Volunteer from the Country of 1,000 Lakes
"I want to make the world a better place for [my family], and contributing to World Community Grid is a good way to do that."  
  Tags: Behind the Scenes

27 May 2016 – Behind the Scenes: World Community Grid Goes to the Webby Awards
On May 16, three members of the World Community Grid team accepted a People's Voice Webby Award on behalf of volunteers, supporters, the IBM design team who created the new sign-up process, and World Community Grid employees. In this article, Keith Uplinger, World Community Grid technical lead, writes about their trip to the awards ceremony.  
  Tags: Award , Behind the Scenes , Event or Milestone

19 May 2016 – Help an International Research Team Fight the Zika Virus
The Zika virus was relatively unknown until 2015, when it made headlines due its rapid spread and its link to severe brain-related deficiencies in newborns born to mothers who contracted the virus while pregnant. Dr. Carolina Horta Andrade, the principal investigator for the new OpenZika project, discusses how she and an international team of researchers are using World Community Grid to accelerate the search for an effective anti-Zika treatment.  
  Tags: Event or Milestone

02 May 2016 – Behind the Scenes: Computing for Clean Water at South by Southwest Interactive 2016
A group of innovators and entrepreneurs learned about World Community Grid for the first time at South by Southwest Interactive 2016, when program manager Juan Hindo and researcher Francois Grey gave a joint presentation about the Computing for Clean Water project.  
  Tags: Behind the Scenes

26 Apr 2016 – Webby Awards, Here We Come!
Thanks to votes from thousands of volunteers and supporters, World Community Grid is the winner of The Webby People's Voice Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility category!  
  Tags: Award

21 Apr 2016 – Mapping Cancer Markers Now Examining Ovarian Cancer
The Mapping Cancer Markers project now includes markers for the most common form of ovarian cancer, with a goal to understand the how this disease progresses from early-stage to late-stage.  
  Tags: Event or Milestone , Project Update

19 Apr 2016 – "Donating my unused computing power can contribute to the public good."
A World Community Grid volunteer tells us why he donates his unused computing power to research and how he recruits new volunteers.  
  Tags: Behind the Scenes

12 Apr 2016 – Uncovering Genome Mysteries Hopes to Shed Light on Zika and Other Viruses
Uncovering Genome Mysteries is analyzing protein sequences from Zika and related viruses in order to help scientists better understand them. Dr. Wim Degrave, who is deeply involved in Brazil's response to the Zika crisis, gave us this update to describe how these analyses fit into the larger work of Uncovering Genome Mysteries, and how the project could help scientists develop new tools to diagnose and treat Zika virus and similar diseases.  
  Tags: Project Update

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