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#1 Lazarus Long

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:14 PM

Here is another example of the success being demonstrated by the efforts of individuals here at Imminst to advance life sciences through innovative approaches. In SciAm's current issue there is an article about how "Folders" have succeeded in building a model for a new more efficient protein molecule. The application is only in its fledgling phase and yet the potential is mindboggling.

Online Gamers Achieve First Crowdsourced Redesign of Protein

Next up will be a more useful target--potent versions of small protein inhibitors that bind to and block the 1918 pandemic influenza virus
By Jessica Marshall and Nature magazine | January 22, 2012


In addition to the myriad of medical science problems this can be applied to, I suggest another avenue in bioscience that relates to biofuels development with the breakdown of cellulitic materials and plant sugars into alcahols and natural gasses that builds on developments like this one.


Edited by Lazarus Long, 23 January 2012 - 06:13 PM.

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