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Can the PlayStation 3 aid cancer research?

An experimental science project reaches epic proportions courtesy of Sony's powerful processor.

While gamers endlessly bicker about which system will come out on top of the console war, a group of inventive scientists at Stanford University are concerned with a very different kind of battle - the fight against incurable diseases.

The university's [email protected] project focuses on protein folding, a chemical process that may hold the keys to unlocking the mysteries of diseases like Alzheimer's, Cystic Fibrosis, Hodgkin's and various other cancers. The team has created a program that simulates the nearly infinite number of ways proteins can fold, a system that requires a massive amount of computational power.

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Lord Anubis3425d ago

yay, at least the media is spreading the word, maybe we'll get some more recruits.

tethered3425d ago (Edited 3425d ago )

People that have lost someone from one of these horrible diseases will look at this and really appreciate what Sony have done with the PS3. (even if there aren't many games out for it yet) I for one am one of those people.

I hope the 360 gets on with it and adds it to their system too.