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    Help Folding@Home fight against Covid-19

    The current unprecedented situation requires everyone to work together to defeat it. Donate some of your computer resources to help Folding@Home fight against Covid-19:

    https://foldingathome.org/2020/02/27...-19-2019-ncov/

    Visit: https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/ install and leave computer running, simple.

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    Re: Help Folding@Home fight against Covid-19

    The coronavirus uses these proteins to latch on to proteins on the surface of human cells, a key step in its ability to infect them. Understanding the structure of this protein is a key to understanding the virus' vulnerabilities.

    While it won't help in the production of a general vaccine, it can be extremely useful in developing therapies. Once we know where this protein interacts with its receptor on human cells, we can start searching for small molecules that could bind in this same location, potentially blocking this interaction. Alternatively, we can potentially generate antibodies that bind to this site on the virus' protein. Either of these options can help people who are already infected, as they can limit the virus' ability to spread to new cells.

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