Check out some of the games being used in serious scientific research, education, and treatment.
By The Scientist Staff | January 3, 2013
In the game Foldit, players solve protein structures by shaking, wiggling, and generally rearranging chains of amino acids into their optimal, lowest-energy configurations.
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By Jef Akst
An injectable solution stops bleeding in rats with nicked femoral arteries.
Federal officials suspend research on certain pathogens at Tulane University following the escape of potentially dangerous bacteria from a high-security lab.
By Bob Grant
Researchers find Oriental rat fleas, the insects that can carry plague bacteria, on New York City-dwelling rodents.
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