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Have fun and learn protein structure!




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Welcome to the Foldit group for Scientists In Action members in 2020. Foldit is an online puzzle video game about protein folding. We will use it to learn about how proteins fold and contribute to the work of scientists by solving real-world problems.

Working out the structure of a protein helps scientists to understand them better. This can lead to creating new proteins by design, advances in treating disease, and solutions for other real-world problems such as invasive species, waste, and pollution.

Let's get folding!



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Hello Core 10 students! Please join this group to share progress on Foldit.



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Hi Guys! I was browsing around for interesting research ideas and came across this. Would like us to try it out for a few assignments to mix things up a bit!




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ok, now let's fold it !



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To contribute the strength of our amazing community to help save lives and livelihoods.



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This is a fun way to visualize protein folding and interactions. It actually helps researchers too!



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Our mission is to fold and learn!




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For all Hausner students to keep the brain constantly thinking, and learning in a fun way.

Foldit is a revolutionary crowdsourcing computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how you are playing can help.

Why is this game important? What big problems is this game tackling?

Protein structure prediction: As described above, knowing the structure of a protein is key to understanding how it works and to targeting it with drugs. A small protein can consist of 100 amino acids, while some human proteins can be huge (1000 amino acids). The number of different ways even a small protein can fold is astronomical because there are so many degrees of freedom. Figuring out which of the many, many possible structures is the best one is regarded as one of the hardest problems in biology today and current methods take a lot of money and time, even for computers. Foldit attempts to predict the structure of a protein by taking advantage of humans' puzzle-solving intuitions and having people play competitively to fold the best proteins. Protein design: Since proteins are part of so many diseases, they can also be part of the cure. Players can design brand new proteins that could help prevent or treat important diseases.



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AP Bio Protein Folding Lab



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Be creative!



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to test foldit as a reasonable tool for teaching asu bch 467 class


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