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End of the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 project
6 May 2013   

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As a result of the generous contribution of computing power from our members, the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 project is on the verge of finishing.


World Community Grid is pleased to announce, that as a result of the generous contribution of computing power from our members, the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 project has ended.

The Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 project was launched on May 12, 2009. To date, World Community Grid members have processed over 113 million results which required nearly 53,000 years of computing power. This work would have taken too many years to even be attempted, using the computing resources available to the researchers at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and joint research facilities. Using World Community Grid, this research was completed in less than 2.5 years.

The researchers are now working on analyzing the results data to determine the more detailed protein-to-protein interactions involved with neuromuscular diseases. They expect to publish their results in public databases, along with descriptive papers.

You may read about these plans in this forum post by Dr. Alessandra Carbone, the lead researcher on the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 project.

If you contributed your computer power to the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 research project, the staff at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris wish to express their sincere gratitude to you.

Don't forget - we still need your help with the other active research projects running on World Community Grid! All of these important projects need your computer time. If you had selected to only contribute to the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 project, please go to your My Projects page to review and update your project selection.


 

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