World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.
FightAIDS@Home is the first biomedical distributed computing project ever launched. It is run by the Olson Laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. We provide free software that you download and install. The software uses your computer’s idle cycles to assist fundamental research in discovering new drugs, building on our growing knowledge of the structural biology of AIDS. In addition, this research helps us study the mechanisms of multi-drug-resistance that the „super bugs“ of HIV use to escape the current anti-AIDS drugs. And this research helps us create, test, refine, and share the tools and protocols that thousands of other labs use in their research against other diseases.
Das Scripps Research Institute führt das FightAIDS@Home-Projekt seit November 2005 durch. Heute, 1. Dezember 2010, wird Dr. Alex Perryman vom Scripps Research Institute einen Webcast über das FightAIDS@Home-Projekt halten. Der Webcast beginnt um 21:00 Uhr deutsche Zeit (20:00 UTC) mit IBMs browserbasiertem LotusLive: https://apps.lotuslive.com/meetings/join?id=4122802
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