Navigation Links
Computer game's high score could earn the Nobel Prize in medicine
Date:5/8/2008

faced some special challenges that commercial game developers don't encounter.

"We don't know what the best result is, so we can't help people or hint people toward that goal," Popovic explained. The team also couldn't arbitrarily decide to make one move worth 1,000 bonus points, since the score corresponds to the energy needed to hold the protein in that shape.

Almost 1,000 players have tested the system in recent weeks, playing informal challenges using proteins with known shapes. Starting this week, however, the developers will open the game to the public and offer proteins of unknown shapes. Also starting this week, Foldit gamers will face off against research groups around the world in a major protein-structure competition held every two years.

Beginning in the fall, Foldit problems will expand to involve creating new proteins that we might wish existed enzymes that could break up toxic waste, for example, or that would absorb carbon dioxide from the air. Computers alone cannot design a protein from scratch. The game lets the computer help out when it's a simple optimization problem the same way that computer solitaire sometimes moves the cards to clean up the table letting the player concentrate on interesting moves.

Eventually, the researchers hope to present a medical nemesis, such as HIV or malaria, and challenge players to devise a protein with just the right shape to lock into the virus and deactivate it. Winning protein designs will be synthesized in Baker's lab and tested in petri dishes. High-scoring players will be credited in scientific publications the way that top Rosetta@home contributors already are credited for their computer time.

"Long-term, I'm hoping that we can get a significant fraction of the world's population engaged in solving critical problems in world health, and doing it collaboratively and successfully through the game," Baker said. "We're trying to use the brain power of people all around the world to
'/>"/>

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@u.washington.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Computers help chemists fight emerging infections
2. Computer-Related Eye Strain Not Just for Adults
3. Computer models help raise the bar for sporting achievement
4. Computerized Jump Rope Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research
5. Revision: Ziehm Imaging and BrainLAB Announce Partnership for Intra-Operative 3D Imaging and Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS)
6. Computerized training of working memory is a promising therapeutic strategy in ADHD
7. Computer simulator allows visually-impaired to drive
8. PulseLearning (Founded in Childs Bedroom in an Irish Suburban Semi Eight Years Ago and Initially Run on a Second-Hand Computer) Today Named Fastest Growing IT Company in Ireland
9. U.S. Army Selects Cogon Systems to Develop Advanced Clinical Decision Support Tools for Hand Held Computers
10. Computer-based Brain Training Addresses Many Ills
11. New Computerized Scans Effective for Spotting Clogged Arteries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Computer game's high score could earn the Nobel Prize in medicine
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 At the start of ... narrowly escaping carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes. Now, ... away, one family-owned, Missouri-based heating and cooling company is ... sure families start the home heating season with the ... , Beginning Nov. 1, 2014, E and Q ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... UT (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... new Activz Silver line offering natural silver ... wipes. For over a century, silver has been used ... in Activz Silver products is the most advanced version ... has a unique chemical structure that supports the existing ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery for low back pain ... the United States you live, a new report says. ... back pain at some point in their lives, and ... care for a spine problem," co-author Brook Martin, of ... said in a college news release. In spinal ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... News) -- Obesity increases the risk of certain types ... two new U.S. studies show. One study of ... obese increased the risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone ... this for a long time for white women, but ... study author Esther John, a senior research scientist at ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... insomnia is a major contributor to deaths caused by ... results underscore the importance of the "Sleep Well, Be ... , Results show that the risk of unintentional fatal ... of insomnia symptoms present. People with all three symptoms ... from a fatal injury than those with no insomnia ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Many Homeowners Missing Key Safety Risks with Home Heating;Missouri-based Company E and Q Announces New Safety Check 2Health News:Many Homeowners Missing Key Safety Risks with Home Heating;Missouri-based Company E and Q Announces New Safety Check 3Health News:New Collection of Nano-particle Natural Silver Products by Activz Whole-Food Nutrition 2Health News:New Collection of Nano-particle Natural Silver Products by Activz Whole-Food Nutrition 3Health News:New Collection of Nano-particle Natural Silver Products by Activz Whole-Food Nutrition 4Health News:Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study 2Health News:Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics 2Health News:Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries 2
... is often on those already on drugs, some diagnoses ... (HealthDay News) -- A new study questions the commonly ... ) infections are always preceded by antibiotic use. , ... found that slightly more than half of senior citizens ...
... Wis., Oct. 10 More than 600 new Wisconsin,voters ... the,result of Aurora Health Care,s voter registration drives held ... system,s 13 hospitals across Eastern,Wisconsin. A total of 658 ... Aurora employees and volunteers, who were trained by the ...
... , ... Boston (Vocus) October 10, 2008 -- Several pediatric ... at the 2008 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, ... topics are listed below. , , Pediatrician Dana Best, ...
... Up with Legal and Medical Panel to Offer,Real-Life ... in,Knoxville, KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 10 In ... Careers and its founding partner,Roche have joined forces ... cancer advocate Holly Warlick, University of Tennessee,women,s basketball ...
... Honoring excellence in the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), ... recipients of the 2008 Davies Awards in the Organizational, Ambulatory ... ... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 10, 2008 -- Honoring excellence ...
... Oct. 10 Accuray,Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a ... it will report results for its first quarter fiscal,year ... 2008 after,the market closes., A conference call to ... p.m. EDT) and will be hosted by Euan S. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Antibiotics May Not Cause Diarrheal Bacteria 2Health News:Children's National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference 2Health News:Local Experts Help Women Living and Working with Cancer Even the Score 2Health News:Local Experts Help Women Living and Working with Cancer Even the Score 3Health News:Local Experts Help Women Living and Working with Cancer Even the Score 4Health News:2008 HIMSS Davies Awards: Nation's Outstanding Healthcare Organizations Recognized 2Health News:2008 HIMSS Davies Awards: Nation's Outstanding Healthcare Organizations Recognized 3Health News:2008 HIMSS Davies Awards: Nation's Outstanding Healthcare Organizations Recognized 4Health News:2008 HIMSS Davies Awards: Nation's Outstanding Healthcare Organizations Recognized 5Health News:Accuray Incorporated to Report First Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQCM: ... on the development of oral drug delivery systems, ... call to discuss the clinical results from its ... proprietary oral insulin capsules, to treat type 1 ... a.m. Eastern time. Shareholders and other ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every ... events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in ... Report ), Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG - Free Report ... ), Market Vectors Biotech ETF (AMEX: BBH - ... XBI - Free Report ). Today, Zacks is ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... , October 31, 2014 Multigate Medical ... patents of B. Braun Melsungen AG (B. Braun) by selling ... safety IV catheters manufactured by Poly Medicure Ltd (Polymed). The ... proceeding number VID 463 of 2013 can be ... detailed judgment, Multigate was found to have infringed claim 1 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Oramed to Report Key Top Line Results from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 2Oramed to Report Key Top Line Results from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 2The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 4The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 5The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 6The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amgen, Celgene, Biogen Idec, Market Vectors Biotech ETF and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF 7B. Braun Wins Patent Disputes Against Poly Medicure Ltd's Australian Distributor Multigate Medical Devices Pty. Ltd. and Spanish Distributor Dextromédica S. L. 2
... Calif., March 15, 2011 – Ingenuity® Systems, a ... life science researchers, today announced new features to ... Processed RNA-Seq datasets can now be uploaded directly ... pathways and diseases for a rich biological interpretation ...
... 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ShangPharma Corporation (NYSE: ... China-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology research and development outsourcing ... fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended December ... investors gain a better understanding of ShangPharma,s operating ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ingenuity Announces RNA-Sequencing Workflow Support and First-of-Its-Kind microRNA Filtering Capability With Latest Release of IPA 2Ingenuity Announces RNA-Sequencing Workflow Support and First-of-Its-Kind microRNA Filtering Capability With Latest Release of IPA 3ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 2ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 3ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 4ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 5ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 6ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 7ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 8ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 9ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 10ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 11ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 12ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 13ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 14ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 15ShangPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Results 16
... is the most potent, naturally secreted estrogen ... the ovary [1]. In the ovary, estradiol ... estrone, a less potent estrogen derived from ... many body tissues. In men, small amounts ...
... AxSYM Troponin-I ADV ... Immunoassay (MEIA) for the ... troponin-I (cTnI) in human ... the AxSYM System. Troponin-I ...
The second-generation Dade Behring Acute Care Troponin I (cTnI) method is the first FDA cleared high sensitivity cTnI assay with the low-end precision necessary to meet the ESC/ACC guidelines (CV <10...
... to the National Academy of ... use of cardiac markers in ... is definitive of acute myocardial ... assay was designed for rapid ...
Medicine Products: