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Gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle 8 years 3 weeks ago #395985

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An interesting article which should give gamers and games a lil more respect, lol.
Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade. The exploit is published on Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, where -- exceptionally in scientific publishing -- both gamers and researchers are honoured as co-authors. Their target was a monomeric protease enzyme, a cutting agent in the complex molecular tailoring of retroviruses, a family that includes HIV.Figuring out the structure of proteins is vital for understanding the causes of many diseases and developing drugs to block them.
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Gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle 8 years 3 weeks ago #395986

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Oh fuck we cured AIDS.
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I keep forgetting to try that game.
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Gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle 8 years 3 weeks ago #395988

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I wonder how many of the gamers they had working on this were geniuses. I have hard enough time curing an Undead Nightmare. :pIt's cool that people are getting creative with problem solving though.
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