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    Hi, sorry for my english. I am 20 and got a severe hairloss and it's annoying that there not enough research about it.
    I have seen this that looks interessent. It's called Foldit and I think it could help

    "Foldit is an online puzzle video game about protein folding. The game is part of an experimental research project, and is developed by the University of Washington's Center for Game Science in collaboration with the UW Department of Biochemistry. The objective of the game is to fold the structure of selected proteins as well as possible, using various tools provided within the game. The highest scoring solutions are analysed by researchers, who determine whether or not there is a native structural configuration (or native state) that can be applied to the relevant proteins, in the "real world". Scientists can then use such solutions to solve "real-world" problems, by targeting and eradicating diseases, and creating biological innovations."

    In 2011, players of Foldit helped to decipher the crystal structure of the Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (M-PMV) retroviral protease, an AIDS-causing monkey virus. While the puzzle was available to play for a period of three weeks, players produced an accurate 3D model of the enzyme in just ten days. The problem of how to configure the structure of the enzyme had been an unaccomplished goal of scientists for 15 years.[7][8]
    On January, 2012, Scientific American reported that the Foldit gamers achieved the first crowdsourced redesign of a protein.[6] The protein is an enzyme which catalyses the Diels-Alder reactions widely used in synthetic chemistry. A team including David Baker in the Center for Game Science at University of Washington in Seattle computationally designed this enzyme from scratch but found the potency needing improvement. The Foldit players reengineered the enzyme by adding 13 amino acids and increased its activity by more than 18 times"


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    This is more interesting:

    Stem cell therapy reverses stroke damage in the brain.

    reddit: "The stem cells used in this study do not themselves repopulate the damaged area, but instead secrete chemicals which trigger brain cells to repopulate the damaged area instead."

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    I'm so sick of reading about the wonders of stem cell therapy. It's like they're teasing us; "stem cell therapy can reverse this and cure that, but we'll continue to just post articles and not actually do anything to bring out a treatment."

    The Japanese are light years ahead of us, not only do they realize the potential benefits of cell therapy, they're actually doing something about it. Might as well start saving for a plane ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jza70 View Post
    might as well start saving for a plane ticket.
    el o el

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