leucinezip-tm.jpg Folding@home, a non-profit research project at Stanford University is trying to understand the structure of proteins so they can develop better treatments for a number of illnesses. By enabling your computer to work on complex problems when it would otherwise be idle, the work it does is automatically sent via the Internet to researchers who combine it with information sent by thousands of other users.

Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. Through computational methods and large scale distributed computing which allows the simulation of folding for the first time, this is a more direct approach to examining folding related disease.

The Folding@Home Distributed Computing