PORTLAND, Ore. - So, your mom said nothing good would come out of all those hours playing video games.
Well, try telling that to researchers. For more than a decade, biochemists had been stumped by the structure of a key protein needed by viruses to multiply.
The biochemists turned to gamers. University of Washington researchers developed a video game called Foldit to harness the brain power of puzzle-loving humans. Super computers couldn't even do the job.
Biochemistry professor David Baker says it took just ten days for the winning team to crack the code. He tells The Oregonian newspaper the gamers' solution was nearly perfect.
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Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been made the morning-line favorite in a field of 14 horses entered for the Belmont Stakes.
Experts, enthusiasts, owners and journalists agreed – Orb seemed like the best chance at a Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978.
Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.
Baltimore police said Preakness revelers behaved themselves for the most part in the hours leading up to the big race.
Debt Ceiling took the win for the 2-year-old pack at Pimlico Saturday as he captured the $100,000 Rollicking Stakes purse.