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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

11 Aug 2016 – 'Aha' Moments in Science
Researchers on nearly every World Community Grid project experience at least one major epiphany, or 'aha' moment. In this video, researcher Francois Grey describes two 'aha' moments that helped the Computing for Clean Water research team make their breakthrough discovery in filtration technology.  
  Tags: Behind the Scenes , Video

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.  
  Tags: Project Update

21 Jul 2016 – Help Stop TB Researchers Begin First Stages of Data Analysis
In Help Stop TB's first project update, researcher Athina Meletiou gives an overview of why this project is important and what the team is doing with the early data.  
  Tags: Project Update

09 Jul 2016 – Summer Plans for Outsmart Ebola Together
In this brief update, Dr. Erica Saphire talks about the continuing need for research on the Ebola virus, and the search for funding to help analyze the data generated so far by World Community Grid volunteers.   
  Tags: Project Update

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

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

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

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