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When you volunteer your computer, and donate your device’s spare computing power, you’re helping scientists solve the world’s biggest problems in health and sustainability.

World Community Grid turns your device into a scientist. Modelling water flows at atomic levels of detail, searching through chemical compounds to comparing genes from thousands of organisms.

When thousands of computers come together, researchers can access dedicated computing time worth hundreds of millions of dollars and taken years to complete, in weeks or months.

World Community Gird is unobstructive, efficient, secure and considerate.

 

Current Research Projects

Every year, approximately 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer and about 80,000 die of cancer. In 2009, World Community Grid joined the battle to improve these grim statistics by supporting Help Fight Childhood Cancer. This research effort helped scientists discover several potential treatments for neuroblastoma, one of the more common cancers that affect infants and young children. Now, the same scientists are expanding their team and research to look for drug candidates for additional types of childhood cancers with the Smash Childhood Cancer project.

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In February 2016, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus to be a global public health emergency due to its rapid spread and new concerns about its link to a rise in neurological conditions.

The virus is rapidly spreading in new geographic areas such as the Americas, where people have not been previously exposed to the disease and therefore have little immunity to it. In April 2016, the Centers for Disease Control announced that a rise in severe neurological disorders, especially in children, has been linked to the Zika virus. Some pregnant women who have contracted the Zika virus have given birth to infants with a condition called microcephaly, which results in brain development issues typically leading to severe mental deficiencies. In other cases, paralysis and other neurological problems can occur, even in adults.

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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s most dangerous diseases, and has plagued humans for thousands of years. About one-third of the world’s population harbors the TB bacterium, with 1.5 million people dying in 2014 alone, and the World Health Organization now ranks TB alongside HIV as the world’s deadliest infectious disease. Through Help Stop TB, researchers are using World Community Grid to help fight this deadly disease.

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Even with the advances in treating people infected with HIV, there are still about two million new infections and one million HIV-related deaths each year. HIV continues to be a challenge because it quickly mutates in ways that make existing drug treatments ineffective. FightAIDS@Home joined World Community Grid 10 years ago with the simple – but challenging – goal of finding new treatments for HIV. Since then, the project has made some incredible advances in understanding the virus, developing better drug search tools, and identifying chemical compounds that might be able to bind to the virus and disrupt its lifecycle.

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The World Community Grid name and logo is owned by IBM Corporation. Swale Young People CIC has no affiliation with World Community Grid, IBM or Boinc.