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end_display_feedback_code_windowCancer, Alzheimer's, Cystric Fibrosis, BSE and Emphysema ResearchDiseases such as Alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis, BSE (Mad Cow disease), an inherited form of emphysema, and even many cancers are believed to result from protein misfolding. When proteins misfold, they can clump together ("aggregate"). These clumps can often gather in the brain, where they are believed to cause the symptoms of Mad Cow or Alzheimer's disease. Stanford University has taken up a project to use Distributed Computing to attempt to understand and hopefully one day solve the problem of misfolds called Folding at Home. We take part in the project and you can too, very simply. All it requires is for you to install the program on your computer, it runs on your idle CPU time. The overall performance cost to run the program is under 1% at full usage. We run it on all computers in the warehouse and I run it on my personal computer. http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWhere you can download the installer.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_computingThe technique used to process the calculationshttp://folding.stanford.edu/English/ScienceLink to understand what Protien Folding is.We pack in with every order instructions of how to install and use the program along with its purpose. We also include information of how to join our TEAM! We operate a philanthropist arm of our company FoldingAtWork.ORG (not associated with Folding at Home). The goal is to recruite as many users, universities, customers, clients, friends, business partners and whoever else we can to take part in the project. Another way we contribute to research is buy offering space in our warehouse for folding computing. If you would like to donate to use, we offer donation packages which we use to buy GPU farms, computers and other equipment used. You name the computer, get a picture of its home in the warehouse and are provided with a link to track the calculations processed thanks to your help.One of our warehouse foldingshipping machines.What is includedPictures of your contribution machine or equipment (lower donations buy equipment, higher donations buy complete machines) in its home.You name the machine or the equipmentWe provide you with a link to its processing statistics (note: this link is often down while Stanford works on servers)Your DonationThe remaining portion of what you buy will be used purchase computers and related equipment for dedicated GPU farms for processing folding research. We have a dedicated area set away for usage of multiple machines.A CPU and GPU folding farm we hope to duplicate at our location, working 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.Running these machines is not free, it involves time to dedicate to running up to date software and processes, time to set up farms and clusters, added electricity and bandwidth costs etc. We use donations to purchase the hardware. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us through the eCRATER messaging system.In addition 10% of your purchase goes to CHARITY. Each listing is a little different, so if you would like to donate to a different charity, browse our other Folding at Home products.On May-27-10 at 10:28:47 PDT, seller added the following information:Sellers: Delight buyers. Get your own map of past buyers.On Jul-22-10 at 15:34:58 PDT, seller added the following information:( Powered bywww.ReturnEasy.com )Shipping and Accounting Automation by Teapplix