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A Return to Marburg and Ebola Puzzles

Good news!

After a period of quiet on the Marburg and Ebola front, we're back with some Marburg (and in the near future, likely more Ebola) related puzzles. Marburg virus disease (MVD) (formerly known as Marburg haemorrhagic fever) is a severe and highly fatal disease caused by a virus from the same family as the one that causes Ebola virus disease. These viruses are among the most virulent pathogens known to infect humans. Check out this related blog post to get you back up to speed, and look for those puzzles to start appearing very soon.

(Tue, 06/30/2015 - 22:02  |  0 comments)

Puzzles & Fun: Input Wanted!

With the onset of summer (at least for some of us in the world), it's a good time to talk about puzzles and balance. As always, your input is important to us, and we try to maintain a strong balance between "hard core science goals" from the lab, and your ideas of "what makes Foldit fun". We heard the recent feedback from 1102/1103, too.

We're sure you have thoughts on this topic, so we started a forum thread here: http://fold.it/portal/node/2000860

Thanks everyone!

(Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:26  |  0 comments)

July Science Chat Date Set

The Date: 21 July 2015 (Tuesday) Add your questions to this post!
The location: #veteran, IRC (Get help with chat here.)
The Time: 1800-1900 (or so, but the official chat ends after an hour) GMT (aka 11am-12pm Pacific)
The Time Zone Converter: Right this way!
The Topics: Science chat! (more details will be announced closer to the chat date)

Looking for inspiration? Follow-up on previous topics? Read our previous chats.

We can't wait to see you there.

(Wed, 06/24/2015 - 21:26  |  0 comments)

It's summertime!

Welcome summer visitors and newcomers!

With the kickoff of summer, we would like to welcome all our summer camps, schools and other visitors to Foldit. As we want the Foldit community to be a pleasant and safe place for all members, we would like to take a moment to provide some useful links:

* Our community rules are right here. If you have any questions, or find that your user name may have been poorly chosen after reading this page, contact inkycatz and we can work together to resolve your issue.
* The wiki, filled with useful information - and compiled by many members of our helpful community.
* Camp instructors and educators may find this link handy. Did you know you can even set a private chat up just for attendees?

Have a great day, don't overthink the tutorials - and enjoy beating the heat outside with Foldit.

(Tue, 06/23/2015 - 22:37  |  0 comments)

Foldit in the news!

Curious where Foldit has been mentioned lately? Here's a look at just some of our appearances since our last round up:

Muse magazine! May/June edition. Designed for the younger set, it is quite a nice mention, with pictures!
Geek of the Week: 15-year-old Sriharshita Musunuri is a thermoelectrics innovator
Opinion: What cybersecurity can learn from citizen science


(Mon, 06/22/2015 - 15:10  |  0 comments)
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