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FightMalaria@Home

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Presented By FightMalaria@Home
Goal Crowdsourcing to help advance antimalrarial research
Task Donate your computer power to aid in antimalarial drug research.
Where Online only
Description

Malaria is a prevalent disease in poorer countries, where it infects 216 million people and kills 650,000 each year, mostly African children under 5 years old [WHO]. Plasmodium falciparum is the parasite responsible for malaria and it continues to evolve resistance to available medication.

We urgently need to discover new drugs which target NEW proteins in the parasite. The FightMalaria@Home project is aimed at finding these new targets.

Donate your computer power to aid in antimalarial drug research. Run through the BOINC platform.

How to Join

Find out how to get involved at http://fightmalariaathome.org/get-involved/

Website http://fightmalariaathome.org/
Social Media
Ideal Age Group Adults
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At home
Tags boinc, computer, disease, malaria, online, rwjf
Project Updated 04/21/2017