Posts by Rapture

1) Message boards : News : Welcome to our updated website! (Message 86839)
Posted 24 Jul 2017 by Rapture
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The new website looks great! It is cleaner and better organized. I recently returned to this project.
2) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : The Protein folding revolution! (Message 80460)
Posted 1 Aug 2016 by Rapture
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Watched the video and it is amazing to see what has been accomplished in such a short period of time. The potential is unlimited and the vision is glorious. I am excited to see what the future holds!

Bill
3) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : DISCUSSION of Rosetta Insight (Message 74499)
Posted 21 Nov 2012 by Rapture
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Thanks for taking the time for the great introduction! I recently joined and learned new things. I am not an expert on this subject but am very interested in making a positive difference for others.

By the way, I noticed another way this project used to communicate with users. This was done @rosettaathome on Twitter but not used since June 2011. I suggest you restart using this medium as well.
4) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : DISCUSSION of Rosetta@home Journal (5) (Message 74240)
Posted 10 Nov 2012 by Rapture
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I have exciting news. We and the University of Washington are starting up a new Institute for Protein Design to design new proteins to address current challenges in medicine, energy, and other areas. You can learn more about the institute at http://depts.washington.edu/ipd/. Rosetta@home is and will continue to be a critical part of our efforts. For every new potential protein therapeutic we design, we use Rosetta@home to test whether it will actually fold into the desired structure. And we need help! We have quite a backlog of exciting new designed proteins to test on Rosetta@home because we are designing proteins for quite a range of problems-new anti flu proteins, anti-cancer proteins, and new materials--and it takes 3000-5000 work units to test each one. This Rosetta@home testing is becoming the slow step in the whole design process, often taking over 10 days to complete. So please tell your friends and relations to join us!

A generous donor has provide funds which we want to use to invite 5-10 Rosetta@home participants to visit the Institute and see what we are trying to accomplish first hand. More on this in my next post.


Hi, David! I joined yesterday and just in time for this exciting new development! Looking forward to participating and making a positive difference.

By the way, how can proteins be used for energy and for new materials? The possibilities seems endless.
5) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : New Member (Message 74232)
Posted 10 Nov 2012 by Rapture
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Hi! I just joined today! I am looking forward to participating and making a positive difference!

By the way, I have noticed that Rosetta@home twitter account is not active. The last tweet was 17 months ago! What happened?






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