Folding@home is a project focused on disease research. The problems we’re solving require so many computer calculations, and we need your help to find the cures.
By downloading the Folding@home software, you are supplying us with the computer power we need to find new cures, like COVID-19, cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Influenza, and many others.
Folding refers to the way human protein folds in the cells that make up your body. We rely on the proteins to keep us healthy, and they assemble themselves by folding. But when they misfold, there can be severe consequences to a person’s health.
With your computer power, we will be able to run more simulations and get results more quickly, and by spreading the word, you’re giving even more people the chance to contribute. In our book, that certainly makes you one in a million.
Downloading Folding@home and helping us run simulations is the primary way to contribute.
These calculations are enormous, and every little bit helps!