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In just three weeks, gamers deciphered the structure of a key protein in the development of AIDS that has stumped scientists for years. According to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, the findings could present a significant breakthrough for AIDS and HIV research.

Gamers Unlock Protein Mystery That Baffled AIDS Researchers For Years (Complete Article)

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Comment by Sarita Pillai on September 28, 2011 at 1:40pm
Great article, Tom.  There is so much talk these days about the "gamefication" of education and the pros and cons, this is definitely one of the pros.
Comment by Tom Jenkins on September 27, 2011 at 4:47pm
I think that this helps serve notice that educators need be proactive when it comes to adapting to how today's students learn.  Granted many video games have their pitfalls (literally and figuratively), but they offer several positives as well- Problem solving, Patterns, & Algebra to name a few......

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