Gamers, researchers join forces global molecular project

An international team of scientists has begun to harness the power of Play Station 3s around the world for a complex study of molecular activity at the atomic level. About 130 gamers--out of a global population of three million PS3 players--have enlisted to contribute their game system's idle times to simulate molecular dynamics over a long enough period of time to illuminate new biomedical applications. A program available at this website will link the PS3 to the project after connecting to the Internet. If the researchers get enough gamers to sign on, they'll essentially have a free supercomputer available online.

- read the report from Physorg

Suggested Articles

Compass' CD137 agonist cleared large tumors in mice that other I-O agents had failed to treat. It's advancing the drug into phase 1 human trials.

UPMC researchers are planning clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine that uses pieces of the virus' spike protein to create immunity.

Treating mice with niacin increased the number of immune cells in glioblastomas, reducing tumor size and extending survival.