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System Updates: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 01:00:00 UTC


World Community Grid will be performing system updates starting Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 01:00 UTC. The window for this maintenance activity is estimated to be 8 hours, although we anticipate the actual outage time will be less. During the system updates, volunteer devices may not be able to fetch new research tasks or return completed work for a period of time.
No action is required by the members, as the BOINC/World Community Grid software application will automatically reconnect to our servers once the update is over.
Thank you again for your participation in World Community Grid!
Updates Completed! Yea! :D 4/5/2015 7:54 PM CT US
 
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Research task availability resumes following unexpected outage


4 May 2015

Starting on May 3rd, no work units were distributed across all World Community Grid projects due to technical issues which have now been resolved.
On May 3rd, World Community Grid experienced a technical issue with the scripts which generate research tasks to distribute to our volunteers. As a result, no new work units were available across all projects. We have now resolved this issue and members should be able to receive new tasks.br>
We sincerely apologize for this unexpected outage and we will be modifying our work unit generation process accordingly and increase our monitoring going forward.

Thanks for your participation!
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Firmware Upgrade: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 14:00:00 UTC


4 May 2015

World Community Grid will be performing a firmware upgrade startingTuesday, May 5, 2015 at 14:00:00 UTC. The window for this maintenance activity is estimated to be 6 hours, although we anticipate the actual outage time to be very short.
During this firmware upgrade, the website will become unavailable and volunteer devices will not be able to send or receive research tasks for a few short periods of time.

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I hope everybody has enough work now, to get through this mess!! :D
 
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A milestone and a roadmap: progress in the fight against Ebola

By: The Outsmart Ebola Together research team

5 May 2015


Summary Thanks to the huge level of support from World Community Grid, the team at the Scripps Research Institute has already received most of the matching data for the first target protein of the Ebola virus. While this data is being analyzed, the search now moves to another related protein with potential to help the fight against hemorrhagic fevers.


Outsmart Ebola Together, a long-term scientific project whose goal is to find new drugs for curing Ebola and related life-threatening viral hemorrhagic fevers, is still in its early stages, but we've already reached a major milestone. Our first target was the newly revealed receptor-binding site of the Ebola surface protein, GP. GP is the molecule Ebola virus uses to fuse with a human cell and force its way inside. Armed with a new model of the binding site, and with the vast resources of World Community Grid, we set out to test this site against drugs that could potentially bond with it and prevent Ebola infection. This stage of work is now close to complete: we have received back from World Community Grid most of the data for the planned matchings of the Ebola surface protein against 5.4 million candidate chemical compounds.

We are now analyzing this data. Drugs that simulations predict will bind well with the Ebola surface protein will go on to a next round of experiments, conducted in the lab with actual proteins and actual drug molecules. Our analysis may also yield general insights about how classes of drugs interact with viral proteins.

Moreover, we are excited to announce that we are beginning work on a second target protein, the Lassa virus nucleoprotein.

Like Ebola, Lassa is a "Group V" virus: in other words, both are viruses that have at their core a genome composed of "negative-sense", single-stranded RNA. Both viruses produce a deadly hemorrhagic fever. While Lassa has received less publicity than Ebola, it is a more consistent killer. There are hundreds of thousands of cases of Lassa Fever every year in Western Africa, with tens of thousands of deaths. It is also the viral hemorrhagic fever most frequently transported out of Africa to the United States and Europe. There are no treatments approved for use in Lassa virus infection. Identification of a potent inhibitor of Lassa virus is imperative for public health.

The Lassa virus's nucleoprotein (NP) is so named because its first discovered function is to bind with, and so enclose and protect, the virus's central strand of RNA. However, Lassa NP is a complex beast that has other functions as well. In particular, our lab discovered that the NP (almost paradoxically) is also responsible for digesting double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) created by the virus itself. Having gained entry to a human cell, the Lassa virus must copy its single-stranded RNA in order to produce viral proteins and replicate itself. This requires creating double-stranded RNA. However, the virus must keep this work secret. The presence of double-stranded RNA in the cytoplasm is a clear sign of a viral infection, and human cells are smart enough to detect this, triggering an effective immune response. Hence the importance of the Lassa NP, which rips apart the virus's own dsRNA byproducts in order to keep its activities secret.

We approach Lassa NP armed with our lab's crystallographic structures, which clearly identify the shape of the NP and the site where the NP carries out its function of destroying double-stranded RNA. This site is a large cavity in the side of the protein; it is negatively charged, but is also bordered by a positively charged, protruding protein "arm". These distinctive features are key to the site's binding with dsRNA, and, we believe, should make it a good candidate for screenings against possible drugs.


Figure: Our lab's structure for the Lassa NP protein. Portions important to the protein's function of digesting double-stranded RNA include the "cavity" (glowing, particularly a manganese atom that helps bond RNA) and the adjacent "arm" (yellow).

We will now prepare this target protein for matchings against millions of drugs using the resources of the World Community Grid. As with our previous matchings against the Ebola surface protein, drugs that do well in this "virtual screening" will go on to further tests with actual proteins in the lab. While this work is difficult and carries no guarantees, we hope that it will lead to the discovery of a drug that can prevent the Lassa NP from hiding the virus's double-stranded RNA. We have already determined that doing this would allow human cells to detect and act against the Lassa virus more promptly and effectively, potentially saving lives.

It’s amazing to us that we’ve been able to receive so many results so quickly, and we want to say thank you to everyone in the World Community Grid family who helped make this possible. There is much work ahead, but it’s immensely encouraging to know that we have the resources available to carry it out.


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It looks like we definitely have 3-4 more weeks of faah work. Here's a post from one of the researchers.

 
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The hard work of making discoveries useful

11 May 2015

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Even as World Community Grid computations continue, the team behind the Clean Energy Project is busy improving their database structure, making their results more accessible to the wider scientific community, and authoring papers to disseminate the methodology behind the project. Also, look out for their new project website coming soon!
Emphasis, mine.

The work Ed and Kewei have done on machine learning has been put into a paper which has just been submitted for review - we will keep you updated on how it progresses. Thanks to Ed and Kewei for putting this together. Ed and Miguel will present this work in a poster at the New England Machine Learning Day on May 18th, alongside the work they have done on sampling methods, which could improve the number of high-performance molecules that projects like the CEP produce.
Kai has been working hard on putting together a new CEP website, which - whilst not ready for release quite yet - should be something exciting in the near future! The website will feature much more searching capacity (something made possible by the new database structure we have put in) and even more information about each molecule.
One of our new undergraduates, Wendy, has just received funding to work in the lab this summer and will use this new database structure as part of her summer project....She will also be working with another of our new undergraduates, Claudia, on new ways to visualize the CEP data. Ed has worked with some experts in 3D rendering at Harvard to produce new animations that explain what the CEP is about; we are now looking to extend this idea into providing a new way to interact with the database.
Sadly, Gregor has now finished his Masters studies with us, and left to go back to the ETH in Zurich....Ed is now putting two papers together based upon this work,...Thank you for all your hard work Gregor - come visit us soon!
As ever, we are blown away by the support that all of you have given our project. We are so grateful for your continued support - we simply would not be able to do it without you!

Keep Crunching!!
Your Harvard CEP Team
Nice update to a Project I see changing the way we get Energy, in a BIG way, Very Soon!!

Rock ON CEP!!

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It looks like the FA@H project should run until the middle of June or so. But as the post says, this is an estimate and assumes that we don't get a lot of people running only faah to make badges.


My own guess is that all of the people who are really concerned about making a badge are already all in. Plus there have been some posts by people saying that they'll quit the project as soon as they hit their goals to save wu's for people who are still working toward a goal.

This is one of the things I love about WCG. There are so many people who want to help and will do whatever they can to help. It's inspiring. I just wish that WCG and IBM would realize this and do more to help stimulate a real community there - sort of like what we have here with our team.
 
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End of the Help Conquer Cancer project

29 May 2013

Blast from the past. First GPU Project End...

Summary
Thanks to the generous contribution of computing power from our members, the Help Conquer Cancer project has concluded.
The Help Conquer Cancer project was launched on November 1, 2007 and was the first World Community Grid project that allowed our volunteers to contribute using their machines' graphics cards. While this project was active, World Community Grid members processed over 500 million results, which required nearly 115,000 CPU-years of computing power. This work would not have been possible without World Community Grid, because it would have taken hundreds of years to run using the computing resources available to the researchers at the Ontario Cancer Institute. Thanks to World Community Grid members, the computations were completed in less than 6 years.

500 Million Results.
115,000 CPU Years.
Less than 6 years runtime.

Awesome.

Let's hope for more GPU WU's.
Is this not enough of a testament to how well it works?

Reminisce.

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I'm hoping that the next phases of Fight Aids and OET will be gpu oriented, but that's just a hope. I haven't seen anything yet to suggest that. But the power of gpgpu's in high performance computing (HPC) is so significant that it really can't be ignored any more. Hopefully the researchers looking to use the grid have been developing the chops to use all of the resources wcg can offer.
 
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Post grid calculations continue to yield progress and inspire new methods against deadly diseases

5 Jun 2015

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The GO Fight Against Malaria project team has been making good use of the calculations which were conducted by our volunteers and that concluded in summer 2013. Their findings have sparked progress against not only malaria, but tuberculosis as well. They have one paper published and two more about to be submitted. They continue their work to publish their findings, after which they will resume the analysis on and experimental assessment of the massive amount of data generated by World Community Grid volunteers.

Dear fellow World Community Grid volunteers,

The Global Online Fight Against Malaria (GO FAM) project was launched on the IBM World Community Grid on November 16, 2011. The first phase of the docking calculations was completed in July of 2013, and since then we have been busy analyzing, testing, publishing, and extending these results, which show promise against both malaria and tuberculosis. For a summary of the project, see our last project update from July 2014.
Update on: GO FAM experiment leads to the discovery of new hits against a key drug target for tuberculosis

In our last update in July of 2014 (see the link above), we mentioned that we were halfway done writing our first research paper that utilized GO FAM results. On January 30, 2015, that paper was published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. In relation to this paper, we also created an animation of the predicted binding mode of the best inhibitor we discovered in that GO FAM experiment versus a critical drug target for treating tuberculosis.
Update on: Discovery of additional new hits against a target for drug-resistant tuberculosis

Last July we discussed the initial progress from analyzing and testing the results of GO FAM experiment 9: specifically, the subset of these results that were generated against a key drug target for treating tuberculosis, which is an enzyme called “InhA.” We mentioned that derivatives of the best two “hits” we discovered had been designed in the Freundlich lab. Dr. Shao-Gang Li and Dr. Steven Paget have now synthesized several different “analogs” of these two new hits.
Creating a computational tool that predicts metabolic stability

“Translational research” is the process of advancing research from the basic science (fundamental background studies) stage to the development of new drugs or other tools that can improve public health. A critical hurdle to the progress of translational research against many different diseases, including malaria, tuberculosis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease, involves proving that a compound is both effective and non-toxic in animal studies that serve as an early model/surrogate for the afflicted human patients.
Thank you to all our supporters

We hope you’re as excited as we are to see the many different ways that your donated computing time has helped advance important scientific research. As is so often the case, the eventual impact of the research wasn’t known at the beginning, and we only arrived at these beneficial outcomes because you cared enough to support our project. On behalf of the entire team, thank you, and please check back for future updates!
OK, this is just a snippet of the original post on WCG. Very interesting stuff coming out of this Project!
 

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At times like these, I wish I had been able to do more for that project :(
 
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In 10 years, 'crowdsourced computing' has changed the world; now it's tackling Ebola
Wednesday 10 June 2015

The "Independent" out of the UK posted an article about WCG's 10 Years.

What do doctors, alien enthusiasts and you and I have in common? We can all play a crucial role in discovering cures for diseases. While some of the above may not have the expertise – or, indeed, brain power – to make scientific discoveries for themselves, all of our computers and mobile phones can help researchers while we sleep.

Since the project's inception, volunteers on the WCG have powered two dozen research projects, donating more than a million years of computing time collectively, and performing more than 2.2 billion calculations for scientific research. In the case of Ebola, scientists are busy analysing how promising chemical compounds react when they encounter the virus....
More good stuff, HERE!
 
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Enhancing the potential for nanotechnology to improve access to clean water for millions


6 Jul 2015

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The Computing for Clean Water team has discovered how water can pass through tiny carbon nanotubes much more easily than previously predicted. This groundbreaking understanding of a fundamental physical process holds potential for improving access to clean water for millions through more efficient water filtration and desalination, as well as possible applications in clean energy and medicine. This discovery has been published in Nature Nanotechnology, the world's most prestigious nanotechnology journal.


The size of the tubes allows water molecules to pass through, but blocks larger pathogens and contaminants, purifying the water. They are so small that the scientific community initially expected that water would move through them too slowly to be useful. However, earlier experiments showed that water sometimes passes through them much more easily than expected.


Increased flow could mean a more efficient filter, but due to lack of sufficient computing power, until now there had been a wide gap between what scientists could understand from computer simulations, and what they could actually measure in experiments. Our research efforts focused on bridging this gap. By running massive computer simulations on World Community Grid with your help, we discovered that certain kinds of natural vibrations called phonons, under specific conditions, can lead to a 300%+ increased rate of diffusion (a kind of flow) of water through carbon nanotubes, compared to previous theoretical predictions.
This work was a result of a global collaboration between researchers from China, Switzerland, Israel, the United Kingdom and Australia. Thanks to your participation, we were able to accomplish in just a few years what would have taken 40,000 years of computing on a single computer. On behalf of the entire team, I want to say thank you to the 150,000 World Community Grid volunteers who helped us run this research. This breakthrough belongs to you as well.

Members of the Computing for Clean Water team: Zhiping Xu, Ming Ma Quanshui Zheng and Francois Grey
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Exceptional early results in the fight against Leishmaniasis

12 Jul 2015

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The Drug Search for Leishmaniasis team has completed in vitro lab testing of the 10 top-rated compounds identified during screening, and have found that 4 of those 10 have very interesting properties that could point the way to new therapies. The post-processing of results continues, with the hope of identifying even more promising compounds for future lab and in vivo testing.
Last year, we updated you on the progress our team has made in filtering the computational results from our time on World Community Grid and identifying promising candidate compounds to test in the lab. Since then, we have completed the filtering process and identified over 100 compounds that the simulations predicted should bind effectively to the target PDB:3MJY protein in the Leishmaniasis parasite.
Due to limited funding, we focused on the 10 compounds with the highest predicted rating, and found that 4 of them do in fact show positive results in in vitro tests, with one showing an exceptionally promising result. This means that in vitro the compounds kill the parasites efficiently while not affecting human cells.
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Due to the high success rate of our screen (i.e. 40% of the compounds we tested showed good in vitro results), we think it would be very worthwhile to test the remaining compounds that we identified in our original screen, and we are still seeking funding to make that possible. In addition, the next step for the compounds already tested in vitro is to move to in vivo testing, and this process requires additional time and money. Unfortunately there are no crowdsourced initiatives like World Community Grid that can support actual in-lab testing!

Team news

As our project carries on from year to year, it is inevitable that some team members will reach personal milestones along the way.

Andres Florez is finishing his PhD in Germany and is applying for a Post doc in Netherlands. Rodrigo Ochoa has finished his Master’s study and is currently working on measuring the stability of interactions between test compounds and the Leishmania protein.
As we continue with our research, we’re constantly reminded of how valuable it is to have received such support from World Community Grid volunteers. Thank you for helping the fight against Leishmaniasis; we hope to have future work that can benefit from volunteer computing as well.
Let's hope that this amazing breakthrough finds some money to get some more testing done!!

It would be a shame to have this sit on a shelf, while people are suffering!! :shadedshu:
 
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Security upgrade, Monday, July 20, 2015


14 Jul 2015

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We will be updating our security certificates on Monday, July 20th, 2015. Volunteers using older versions of the software may need to upgrade.
World Community Grid will be upgrading our SSL (security) certificates onMonday, July 20th, 2015. The majority of our volunteers will not be impacted by this change.
Certain older versions of BOINC or World Community Grid software will not be compatible with our new certificates. After we upgrade the certificates, volunteers using older versions of the software may not be able upload, download, request or report research work. To ensure that you will not be impacted, please upgrade to the latest version of the software.
If you need assistance, please post in the BOINC Agent Support forum.
Hmm, wonder what they mean by, "older versions"? As in, how older?
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Hmm, wonder what they mean by, "older versions"? As in, how older?
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Wondering if this will affect the software on my Linux rigs? They use 7.0.27 atm....
Most of the talk on the WCG Forum is about version 6.10.xx and earlier.

I have 6.12.33 on my Mint Lisa P4 Cruncher. Not sure about that either. I posted in their forum last night but, no time to check it. Gotta get my post done and hit the sack!! :)
 
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An exciting video about the recent Computing for Clean Water breakthrough.



With the help of World Community Grid volunteers, researchers reveal their breakthrough discovery of how nanotechnology could be used to improve access to clean water for the 1 billion people around the world who lack it.

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Firmware upgrade: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 01:00 UTC

4 Aug 2015

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A firmware upgrade will be performed on Saturday, August 8th.



World Community Grid will be performing a firmware upgrade startingSaturday, August 8, 2015 at 01:00:00 UTC. The window for this maintenance activity is estimated to be 12 hours, although we anticipate the actual outage time to be very short.
During this firmware upgrade, the website will become unavailable and volunteer devices will not be able to send or receive research tasks for a few short periods of time.

No action is required by the members, as the BOINC/World Community Grid software application will automatically reconnect to our servers once the upgrade is over. Thank you again for you participation in World Community Grid
Up the cache on Friday, don't wanna run out if they blow the grid!! :fear:

EDIT Nothing official, haven't looked, but around 11 am Central, 8/8/15, I dumped, about 60 WU's, my sandbag, no problems. So, I believe the switch over is complete and working!! IBM, seems to be good about these things, Imagine that! :D

EDIT.2 It's Official!!
[ The firmware updates have completed successfully at 0830 UTC. Thank you for your patience -Uplinger ]
 
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Open science: sharing our clean water breakthrough data with all scientists


5 Aug 2015

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The Computing for Clean Water team is pleased to announce that the breakthrough paper we published online last month on the use of nanotechnology for more efficient water filtration will be available in the August print edition of Nature Nanotechnology. With our results published, we're now making the underlying data available to other interested scientists and discussing the attention our work has gotten, both from international experts in the field and from the world media.


Worldwide attention

Finally, we have been overwhelmed by the incredible amount of attention this story has gotten, not only in the scientific community but on social media and in traditional media as well. Our story has garnered over 60 media hits in over 15 countries and half a dozen languages, including in China, Israel, Australia, the UK, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Our subject might be considered quite technical, so it's wonderful to see that so many people in so many places understand the significance of our discovery and can see the link between our simulations and the development of real-world solutions to pressing problems.
On behalf of the whole team, thank you once again to all the World Community Grid volunteers who made it possible for us to do this research. As scientists, it's not every day we can say we worked with over 150,000 people around the world to get our results. It's been an inspiring and humbling experience. Each of you has contributed to the research, and we hope you share with us a sense of how groundbreaking this approach truly was, and how such research has the potential to improve the lives of millions of people.
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This is why I Crunch, and well, now, Fold. We all know how I get about the Daily Numbers, but I really do understand What and Why we do this! I also am extremely Lucky to have landed this job, too!

The WCG News is like Christmas, to me, every week, or so!! :laugh:

Posts like these, showing the work getting REAL World uses that ARE changing things, for the better, are the BEST!!

If I could, I would fly to Geneva and give all these Scientists a Monster sized Chocolate Cookie, for each of them. Well, Probably also a fine Bottle of Red Wine, to go with the Chocolate (oak-y and Italian come to mind!).;)

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Help World Community Grid make it onstage at SXSW 2016

17 Aug 2015

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World Community Grid is competing for a chance to present at the SXSW Interactive 2016 conference and we need your help to get there! Vote today to help us tell this influential crowd how we’re using crowdsourced computing, donated by you, to take on critical humanitarian challenges, such as improving access to clean water.


World Community Grid has a chance to present at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2016 conference, and your vote can help make sure we make it onstage.
SXSW Interactive is one part of a prominent set of annual festivals and conferences related to music, film and technology. The event is one of the biggest technology conferences in the world and consists of a series of presentations and panels that aim to be “an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity.” If World Community Grid is chosen to present, we’ll be able to expose our work and your accomplishments to a huge, tech-savvy and high-profile audience, as well as to the media outlets that cover SXSW. We aim to point to recent successes like the Computing for Clean Water announcement to prove how World Community Grid as an initiative, and volunteer computing as a concept, deliver real results.
DO IT!!! NOW!!!

Sign up with an email, confirm the account from your email. Come back here and click on the YOUR VOTE to go back to the WCG page and Thumbs up!!!

Easy Peasy and NO CATCH!! Let's ALL, I mean ALL of us vote this thing IN!! If you're really bold, mentian you are a TPU'er and we want more intelligent computer savvy people on OUR Crunching Team!
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One step closer to identifying lung cancer biomarkers


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Although work continues, enough data has already been processed to let the Mapping Cancer Markers team begin identifying high-scoring signatures and associating them with particular lung cancer biomarkers. The ultimate goal is to find signatures that distinguish many types of cancer, giving physicians and researchers another tool to improve detection, treatment and patient outcomes.


A new stage of MCM lung cancer biomarker discovery

After a long first stage of exploratory analysis, Mapping Cancer Markers(MCM) began a new, more targeted stage of lung cancer analysis in April 2015. Processing results from the first stage revealed a subset of approximately 1% of the biomarkers that frequently occur in high-scoring signatures. The second stage of the MCM lung cancer study will focus on signatures drawn from this subset of biomarkers.
Enough second-stage results have been returned to allow us to start the preliminary analysis. One main goal of the second stage is to discover high-performing cancer signatures. We used results from the first stage to narrow the field of potential biomarkers from 22,000+ to a subset of 223. Figure 1 shows how the average cancer-distinguishing ability of the stage-2 gene signatures has improved considerably, compared to signatures discovered in the initial stage.

Figure 1. Distribution of signature scores, stage 1 vs. stage 2, by size.Signature frequencies are drawn in blue for stage 1, black for stage 2. Note the increase in the quality of scores in both stages between signatures of length 20 vs. length 10, as well as increase in frequency of higher quality scores.
A note on run times of research tasks

Some of you may have noticed above-average run times of work units in this new stage of MCM. We are working to make run times more consistent and predictable; however, this job is made more difficult as this stage of the research requires changing work unit designs more frequently than before. The design of new work units will also depend in part on results of earlier second-stage results. Consequently, the turnaround time for benchmarking and calibrating work units may limit our success at stabilizing run times. We trust that our wonderful volunteers will be able to continue contributing results no matter what work units we provide, but we wanted to let you know what to expect. Once again, thank you for making our research possible, and please stay tuned for future announcements!
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The Full Story HERE. There is Plenty more on the linked WCG site. All of this is Great news!! I certainly hope they can help destroy this awful destroyer of lives!

WCG is the awesome-ist!! Thanks to IBM for have the foresight to start what is becoming the most amazing use of computers, in my world, ever!! :toast:
 
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Analyzing crystals to help fight cancer


28 Aug 2015

Summary
Behind-the-scenes work continues on the Help Conquer Cancer project - the team is analyzing millions of protein crystallization images processed by World Community Grid volunteers, with the hope of finding patterns that will help researchers build better cancer screening tools.


Dear World Community Grid volunteers:

We continue to analyze the millions of protein-crystallization images that you processed as part of Help Conquer Cancer (HCC), with the end goal of gaining insight into the crystallization process. In turn, this will enable us to crystalize cancer and other disease-related proteins, determine their structure, function, and design drugs accordingly. We aim to identify non-trivial, interesting and ultimately useful patterns in this large and valuable data set.
We have been working on some novel analysis angles with a visiting student from Denmark, and a new student is expected to start working on the project in the Fall 2015. We therefore expect to be able to give you more detailed results in the next HCC update, which we will provide in a few months.
In the meantime, here are some recent cancer-related publications and media coverage by our group, which all relate to our effort to identify better algorithms for determining prognostic/predictive signatures and work towards finding and validating novel treatment options for cancer patients. Combined, results from these papers feeds into our new work units for the MCM project, and in turn, results from the MCM projects feed into this research.
For the Pubs List and another paragraph, or two, Original report is HERE.

I did not know that MCM and HCC were collaborating and/ or the same team.

I do know, it is awesome-ness that these two projects are feeding each other! :rockout:

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A new version of BOINC is available. (7.6.6)

8/30/2015

Download it!!

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More BOINCNESS!!


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Processor i5 3317U/ i3 2120's/ i7 3770/ x5670's/ i5 2400
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Summer is a great time to focus on solar energy


2 Sep 2015

Summary
A busy summer has led to several advances in the Clean Energy Project: new team members, new database search functionality, new publications and (hopefully) new funding!

Front: Wendy Woodin, Dr. Ed Pyzer-Knapp, Dipti Jasrasaria
Back: Dr. Steven Lopez

The Clean Energy Project (CEP) team has been working very hard this summer, and have had a number of successes to show for it.

We are very happy to introduce the latest addition to our team - Dr. Steven Lopez has joined us from UCLA, where he worked for Ken Houk on computational organic chemistry. Steven's knowledge of chemical reactivity, and reaction mechanisms will be invaluable to the team as we strive to deliver libraries of molecules which are synthetically accessible.


We are also very happy to say that Ed and Kewei have had a manuscript accepted into the journal Advanced Functional Materials. Advanced Functional Materials is one of the most prestigious journals for this area of study so we are very excited to have been accepted! We will share the details of the manuscript once it gets published.
Finally, we have just submitted a couple of grant proposals for continuing to fund the CEP in the years to come. Grant proposals are incredibly important for keeping our project running, and so we will keep our fingers crossed for a successful response!
And For YOU: :toast:
As ever, we are very appreciative for the computing time you donate since without it, we would be unable to perform the research which goes on in the CEP. So, thank you again...and keep crunching!
For more, about Wendy and Dipti, or for the original story, go HERE!

This is Great news for the CEP Team! I am hoping to have an opportunity, in my lifetime, to purchase and use a plant based solar panel from this research. I have about 40 years left, if I am Lucky, so, hopefully this can come true!!:clap:
 
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