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01 Dec 2016 – FightAIDS@Home Team Re-Opens Phase 1
We are happy to announce that we are re-opening Phase 1 of the Fight AIDS@Home project. In collaboration with World Community Grid, and thanks to their affiliated volunteers around the globe, High Throughput Virtual Screening will be performed by targeting the HIV-1 capsid protein with the goal of discovering new chemical compounds to defeat the AIDS virus (HIV). Read more in this update.  
  Tags: Project Update

14 Nov 2016 – Drug Search for Leishmaniasis Researchers Make Data Publicly Available
The Drug Search for Leishmaniasis research team has created an online database of the highest-scoring results from their research on World Community Grid. This database will help accelerate the work of other scientists who are conducting similar research.  
  Tags: Project Update

03 Nov 2016 – OpenZika Researchers Choosing and Testing Potential Antivirals
The OpenZika researchers are ready to begin laboratory testing for five chemical compounds which may lead to potential treatments. In this update, the research team discusses why the search for an anti-Zika drug is so important, describes the process of choosing which drug compounds to test, and summarizes the work they and IBM have done (so far) to publicize this study.  
  Tags: Project Update

17 Oct 2016 – Mapping Cancer Markers Begins Analyzing Lung and Ovarian Cancer Data
The Mapping Cancer Markers researchers are analyzing the results of the lung cancer research tasks run on World Community Grid, as well as the first sets of ovarian cancer data. This update gives a detailed look at the tools and processes they are using for this analysis, plus a list of their recent publications and events in their lab.  
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12 Oct 2016 – New Collaborations and Continued Progress for the Clean Energy Project
In this update, the Harvard research team describes new research tasks, new collaborations that will build upon their search for more efficient solar cells, and a recent award.  
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30 Sep 2016 – FightAIDS@Home Team Expands Techniques, Refines Phase 1 Results, and Collaborates on a New Study
The FightAIDS@Home team is working with the World Community Grid technical team to create a new sampling protocol, which will more closely predict the binding strengths of potential drugs to their HIV protein targets as determined in real-life experiments. Read about this work, and other news, in this extensive update.  
  Tags: Project Update

20 Sep 2016 – A Family's Experience with Neuroblastoma
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This month is special to us because of our successful Help Fight Childhood Cancer project, which helped researchers find several promising treatments for neuroblastoma, a deadly childhood cancer. In this article, a volunteer describes her family's experience after her young daughter was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.   
  Tags: Behind the Scenes

08 Sep 2016 – Researchers Publish Findings on Potential New Treatments for Leishmaniasis
The Drug Search for Leishmaniasis team recently published their findings in the Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design. Using World Community Grid's computing power, they have identified several drug compounds which may lead to improved treatments for this neglected and sometimes deadly disease.  
  Tags: Project Update , Research Paper

19 Aug 2016 – Data from Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Project Used to Examine Protein Function
Dr. Alessandra Carbone, lead researcher for the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project, recently co-authored a paper that uses World Community Grid data to shed light on how proteins function and interact with each other.  
  Tags: Research Paper

29 Jul 2016 – How the Human Proteome Folding Project Continues to Contribute to Science
Rich Bonneau, technical lead for the Human Proteome Folding project, recently spoke with us about how the project has contributed to advances in his work, as well as to advances in the understanding of the structure and function of proteins. This update includes a slide presentation and an audio recording of our interview as well as written excerpts.  
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