Foldit is a unique computer game that actually enables you to contribute to scientific research into the way proteins are formed.This in turn can help in research to find cures for serious illnesses such as Alzheimer's and AIDS. How on earth does this work? In Foldit, players around the world compete to design proteins. In the next step, real scientists actually test the proteins designed by the game's players to see if they make viable candidate compounds for new drugs.
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