Well I guess I can mark this one as done… I didn’t actually add it as a goal in the first place anyway.
When it comes to helping find a cure for cancer there’s not much more I can do except fold my arms and put on ‘folding at home’ every now and then…
I mean… Cancer research? I don’t think I have anything to add to the discussion, have you tried lemon juice?
I’m just all out of ideas on that one (have you tried lemon juice though?) cancer is nasty business, I hope we find a cure one day.
A comment below said that the software isn’t Mac compatible, so I’ll expand a bit on what the software is compatible with:
Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista
Mac OS X (in any of its versions)
Also, it can be run as a screen saver or a program, along with the more complicated console version. The link to download is below, don’t forget to add team #36343 as that’s team 43Things.com
I have a Mac and the software isn’t compatible… sigh darn…..
who is folding with our team. Jaq has worked his way up to our number 4 contributor on the team! Morningbreeze is #5, Ficus_Major #7, Wimblejigs #9, eatdrinktravel #18, Oogyboogwa #19, MisButterflyKisses #25, and stevepayne #29. Sorry if I left anyone out, I tried to include everyone that is a current folder. If you think you are folding for our team and your name folding name isn’t on this list, check that your folding is working and that you added team #36343.
As you can all see the team is getting bigger, but the more people and the more computers that are folding the more difference we can make. So, even if you want to fold for another team please join.
Also, I’d like to note that there are 43Things people that fold for other teams, notably the_technocrat (who is one of the biggest contributers to folding in the world!) and DeadWriter.
I had planned on downloading it yesterday however didn’t really work out so tonight right afterwork I’ll start.
...perhaps my Mac can do something to the world with Folding@Home.
Tomorrow I’ll install it in my work computer too. ;)
Keep up the good work everyone!
Stanford University has a program that you can download to your computer that takes a tiny bit of data on the way proteins fold and uses your computerâ€™s spare time to study it. Stanford is doing this â€œdistributed computingâ€ project to study the causes and possible cures for Cancer, Alzheimerâ€™s, Mad Cow Disease, Parkinsonâ€™s Disease, and many many others. You can run it as a screen saver, or as an application, itâ€™s made for PC or Mac, and it could really make a difference. Their website is http://folding.stanford.edu/ to get more information about it, and the download link is on the left. If you need help setting it up, there are links on the site, or you can message me.
Join team number 36343 which is the team for 43Things.com
I’d like to thank morningbreeze (wysiwyg), Jaq, Runfree, Wimblejigs (emm beigh) for continuing to fold and I want to encourage anyone who isn’t to start as it could really make a difference.
These four people are now the 5th, 8th, 10th, and 12th most productive members of the team!
Anyone who reads this should check out this goal and join our team!
Congrats to our two new members who contributed their first unit on the 30th, Shannon_Harden and Beth_Pena. To see our team’s stats you can go to
Ficus_Major is in 5th place on our team now, so a special thanks to you for contributing so much.