Mapping new territory inside our bodies
Trillions of bacteria inside our bodies may play a large role in the development of diseases such as Type 1 diabetes. How? Help researchers find out in this comprehensive study of the human microbiome.
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Most cancer research focuses on cancers that primarily affect adults. That's why World Community Grid volunteers are helping an international research team find new treatments for some of the most common childhood cancers.
Opening the search for a Zika cure
The 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 Boundaries
One-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.
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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 millions
With the help of World Community Grid volunteers, scientists have discovered a new phenomenon that could pave the way to more affordable, efficient water filters.
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The Microbiome Immunity Project is a comprehensive study of the human microbiome, the trillions of bacteria in and all over your body. This project will help lay the foundation for a new understanding of the role these bacteria play in diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease.