Opening the search for a Zika cureThe Zika virus has been linked to serious neurological conditions, including birth defects in children whose mothers were infected during pregnancy. An international team of researchers is using World Community Grid to search for a critically needed anti-viral drug to combat Zika, and they need your help.
Tuberculosis Knows No BoundariesOne-third of the world's population harbors the tuberculosis bacterium, and the disease killed 1.5 million people in 2014, making it one of the world's deadliest diseases. You can help researchers learn more about this disease and how to overcome it.
AIDS is constantly evolving. So are the tools to fight it.Since 2005, the volunteers behind FightAIDS@Home have helped scientists advance HIV research. The next phase of that effort is just beginning, and you can play a key role in helping the millions of people afflicted by this deadly virus.
Improving access to clean water for millionsWith the help of World Community Grid volunteers, scientists have discovered a new phenomenon that could pave the way to more affordable, efficient water filters. Learn MoreBe part of the next discovery
Powering a cleaner futureWe've helped Harvard researchers discover over 35,000 materials with the potential to double carbon-based solar cell efficiency. Continue the search for the next generation of affordable solar energy materials.
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Help improve the odds for cancer patientsEarly and accurate detection saves lives. Power the search for molecular markers that will help researchers detect cancer earlier and design more effective treatments.
Help make sense of a hidden worldOur volunteers are analyzing thousands of organisms to help scientists reveal the secrets and superpowers of the natural world. Help power the search for natural abilities that could help solve global issues like hunger, pollution and disease. Learn More
Let's outsmart Ebola togetherEbola is a deadly virus that kills up to 90% of infected victims. Finding an antiviral drug is essential to combating this significant global health threat. Donate your computing power to help scientists find the most promising drug leads to fight the Ebola virus.
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The Zika virus is spreading rapidly, and the disease is linked to serious neurological complications, especially in some newborns. Our new OpenZika project aims to look for potential antiviral drugs to combat this disease.