They looked like strong hands.
Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle
PARIS — Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.
The exploit is published on Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, where -- exceptionally in scientific publishing -- both gamers and researchers are honoured as co-authors.
Their target was a monomeric protease enzyme, a cutting agent in the complex molecular tailoring of retroviruses, a family that includes HIV.
Good stuff. Nerds are taking over the world apparently...
If I could take your pain and frame it, and hang it on my wall,
maybe you would never have to hurt again...