Can folding at home apply for this?

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Can folding at home apply for this?

Postby Glennmas » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:34 pm

https://pineapplefund.org/

Dont know if folding at home can apply for this but theres donating someone quite a lot of bitcoin to charity's maybe it's worth checking it out.
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Re: Can folding at home apply for this?

Postby foldy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:11 am

Guess not because folding@home supports medical science and not direcly people.
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Re: Can folding at home apply for this?

Postby Glennmas » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:48 pm

They seem to be donating to organisations who are searching for cures so it might be worth to apply and see what happends.
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Re: Can folding at home apply for this?

Postby JimboPalmer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:50 pm

Technically, I think F@H is searching for treatments, not cures.
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Re: Can folding at home apply for this?

Postby bruce » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:04 pm

Technically, F@H studies are basic scientific research, not exactly either treatments or cures. Specific drugs (including both treatments AND cures) are marketable products belonging to a drug company as trade secrets leading toward or resulting in a patent owned by that company. FAH's research finding are not patentable -- but rather are published in the public domain. Basic research can give a drug company a head-start toward a drug, but FAH's improvements in scientific knowledge are available to the competitors of that drug company, too.
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Re: Can folding at home apply for this?

Postby Glennmas » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:03 pm

So doesnt that mean that folding at home would be able to apply for this?
folding at home is a non profit organisation trying to speed up the understanding of diseases.
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