Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Open fight against AIDS

Fight AIDS@Home is a project to harness the power of personal computers to create a 'super' computer working to develop new potential drugs to fight HIV. Individuals can donate idle time on their computers - you need to download the drug design software AutoDock, from here, it will be running in the background on your computer and studying the structure of molecules that could be candidate drugs against HIV. Visit the FightAIDS@Home website for more info about this project.

1 comment:

  1. It is great to see several projects like this moving forward. Find-a-drug is a similar program that looks for potential inhibitors of many enzymes. They have shared a few hundred hits with me for malaria (enoyl reductase) and HIV (protease). Updates are posted on this open science blog: http://usefulchem.blogspot.com.