Video Gamers Help in Research of Diseases Like Ebola (On Assignment)

November 21, 2014 09:29 AM
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Researchers at the University of Washington are trying to come up with different types of proteins that may help cripple the Ebola virus and prevent infection. But the researchers are not using live viruses. Instead, the Institute of Protein Design uses computer models and gathers input from all over the world - although not necessarily from other scientists. As VOA's Rebecca Ward explains, anyone can log onto a game called Fold-it and put their analytical skills to work.