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    Does this really help?

    Anyone have any links to success of this organisation. I've been running it for a few weeks but I'd like to know if they make a difference. Just got back from my first post chemo scans and hopefully everything is
    still clear.

    If we really help with research I'll be running it more and getting more people to join.

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    Re: Does this really help?

    I'm honestly not sure what you mean.

    People need to spend less time learning and more time thinking
    Remove the word "co-incidence" from your vocabulary. Now, re-evaluate the evidence.
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    Re: Does this really help?

    "your device does research calculations when it’s idle, so just by using it as you do every day, you can help scientists get results in months instead of decades"- from the site.

    Any examples of how this helped find cures or methods of detecting, etc

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    Re: Does this really help?

    Depends on what projects it running -
    EG's from fields:
    Physics - https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/...ew-solar-cells; and I recall reading something about distributed computing having had a big impact on astronomy / astro-physics by allowing prohibitively large amounts of data to be analysed to both find things that were being tested for as well as locations that are worth more detailed observation.
    Bio - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folding@home (list's a few helpful advances and i'd guess this is what you are running) Of interest to you is that it helped identify cancer-promoting mutations, is being used to try find drugs that suppress certain proteins which will hopefully increase the effectiveness of chemo

    There is a non-complete list of projects https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...uting_projects
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    Re: Does this really help?

    Thanks. That's what I was looking for

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