The PS3 is a remarkable piece of gaming goodness and to me (as I own an Xox360 and more recently a PS3) handily beats the 360, TO ME. Now, I am not biased, as the 360 has a better LIVE deal, Games (currently) but thats about it. It doesnt look better, not to me and both are great for their purpose. I have the Folding@home client on my PS3 and love that it does that. But, aside from the heat output, the xbox 360 doesnt trounce the PS3 in my eyes. Fanboism aside, its the 360 games library (some great rts, fps and such) trumps PS3s right now.
Back on point. Nice to see such a powerful machine helping good causes. Though I think they should have figured something out by now. Look to the rainforests. Im sure many cures are lying there, waiting to be discovered. Its something I strongly believe in.