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Help Conquer Cancer project

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    Help Conquer Cancer project

    Date added: 15 Jun 2010

    Building the planet's most powerful supercomputer dedicated to humanitarian purposes using the surplus PC computing power shared by 1.5 million volunteers, the World Community Grid has enabled the Help Conquer Cancer project to automate a process necessary for cancer research. Scientists have trained a system to recognize the formation of 3D protein crystals, automating a time-intensive, manual process necessary for scrutinizing the structure of cancer-related proteins.