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FoldIt is a mind-bending puzzle game that will test your intelligence and visualization skills.Imagine that you have a single sheet of paper. You...
How gamers devised state-of-the-art algorithms playing Foldit, a protein-folding game that has advanced HIV, cancer, and Alzheimer's research.
Gamers help biochemists understand the structure of a protein that is key to the growth of HIV in about 10 days.
Almost 60,000 people around the world have played Foldit, a game much like Tetris that involves folding proteins to tackle problems in medicine such as disabling the flu virus.
Foldit is a SETI@home-like project for protein mapping in which humans are the computers and disease-fighting research becomes a game.