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08 Feb 2016 – We're Ready to Help Fight Zika
As the Zika outbreak spreads, and World Community Grid volunteers ask if their donated computing power can be used to help find new vaccines or treatments, we are actively searching for Zika researchers who need to conduct computational research.  
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21 Jan 2016 – World Community Grid to Appear at South by Southwest Interactive 2016
Thanks to votes from many World Community Grid volunteers, we were selected to present at South by Southwest on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  
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13 Jan 2016 – New and improved sign-up page leads to 25 percent increase in registration rate
World Community Grid volunteers asked us to better explain the power and potential of volunteer computing, so that they could more easily recruit their family and friends. We listened, and our new sign-up page has already increased the registration rate by 25 percent.  
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18 Dec 2015 – The Clean Energy Project changes with the seasons
Fall brings a new team leader and a new type of simulation to run. In addition, the team has started working with partners to synthesize promising compounds. The overall goal remains constant, however: to identify materials that can generate clean, renewable energy.  
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15 Dec 2015 – Working to detect lung and ovarian cancers before they start
Recent stages of the Mapping Cancer Markers (MCM) project have illuminated the protein-protein interactions and biological pathways involved in lung cancer, and have also suggested surprising results about its biomarkers. Once this current stage is complete, MCM will transition to analyzing ovarian cancer. Thanks to your help, we are making discoveries and helping the international research community. Dr. Jurisica, in particular, is one of the most frequently cited researchers worldwide.  
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08 Dec 2015 – Book chapter: World Community Grid will contribute to the future of HIV research
We've been invited to write a chapter for an upcoming book: The Future of HIV-1 Therapeutics. Our chapter focuses on structure-based drug design, and discusses the benefits of "in silico" modeling for dramatically expanding the scope and effectiveness of structure-based research. We pay particular attention to the benefits of the large-scale computation network that we found in World Community Grid.  
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16 Nov 2015 – New research phase will attack more types of childhood cancer
Phase 2 of Help Fight Childhood Cancer will expand on the breakthrough discoveries from Phase 1. New collaborators, new disease targets and new therapy options will mean new hope for even more pediatric patients afflicted with cancer.   
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11 Nov 2015 – A decade of progress is just the beginning in our fight against AIDS
In this extensive update, the FightAIDS@Home team leader, Prof. Art Olson, recaps nearly a decade of progress in the fight against AIDS: new computational methods, new understanding of key HIV proteins, and huge volumes of computational results that have only begun to be explored. Though Phase 1 is winding down, Phase 2 of this enormous project will continue to advance vital research into the world's deadliest virus.   
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02 Nov 2015 – R&D Moves Slowly Toward Open Source
The power of World Community Grid's crowdsourced research is highlighted in this article on PharmaVOICE.com.   
  Tags: Media

15 Oct 2015 – The Clean Energy Project team explains: What is high-throughput virtual screening?
The Clean Energy Project team has just published some thoughts about the philosophy, practicalities and potential of high-throughput virtual screening. Because computers and software continue to evolve rapidly, other researchers who are interested in high-throughput screening should consider these general guidelines, rather than trying to meet specific technical parameters.   
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