SONY PlayStation 3 – For Medical Research

PS3 Medical Research
If your parents ever have a reason not to allow you to buy a Sony Playstation 3 then dont worry 🙂 We now have a new reason, thanks to MegaTechNews for finding it, so you can persuade your parents. There are a number of diseases around which still need to be solved, but the computing power needed is quite high. This is where your PS3 comes in, when it is not in use then the power of the PS3 can be used to help solve questions such as how proteins in the body are formed incorrectly.

Sony worked with Stanford University’s Folding@home project to harness the PS3’s technology to help study how proteins are formed in the human body and how they sometimes form incorrectly.

Improperly formed proteins are linked to a number of diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cystic fibrosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gherig’s disease, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy, better known as mad-cow disease.

Full Article at CNN

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