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Give your help to Alzheimer by donating your computing time

Here is a program called Folding@home.

It is pretty simple. Just download a program and install it on your computer. It will run in the background. The main job of it is to help scientists studying Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and many cancers by simply running a piece of software on your computer.

Look at the rotating DNA structure I am working on below:

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The following are the description from the official site.

What are proteins?

Proteins are biology’s workhorses — its “nanomachines.” Proteins help your body break down food into energy, regulate your moods, and fight disease.

What is protein folding?

Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or “fold.” While protein folding is critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, much of the process remains a mystery.

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Enjoy the Christmas Lights and donate to Michael Cuccione Foundation

Just pass by the massive lights displaying when I went to Kensington Square this afternoon. I am noticed that this house has so many Christmas decorations and also some words mentioned donation.
Later I drive to Christmas dinner with Grace, my elder daughter. She told me some news she read from the newspaper, Burnaby Now. The news is the story about the Massive light display helps fight cancer.
I said, I saw it today.
So after dinner, we went there to have a look.
Here is some pictures we took there.
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We came about 8 o’clock. Not many visitors. But when we leave, a lot of cars stop to see it.
Yes, we did donation for it. It is a holiday for sharing our love.

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Make a donation to Covenant House for Street Youth

Last week, I received a letter from Covenant House, signed by Sister Nancy Brown. It is a Charity organization.
When I was reading the letter, I feel bad about Kaylee. She is a homeless kid. Ran away when 16.
I make a donation to Covenant House for Street Youth.
You know, youth is the future of our country. We have to protect them. Raise them and Make them valuable to the society.
Here are some Statics of Street Youth in Vancouver

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One Match Stem Cell and Marrow Network

I would like to introduce this network for every Canadian adult.
I joined this network and have my blood information on its database.
The first step to do is to go to One Match site. Filling the online form and wait them contact you.
Basicly you will get an phone call to confirm you really want to join it and make sure you know what you do.
Then you will receive a mail with a test swab pack including return envelope.
The test kit has instruction and it is easy for you to collect test sample yourself.
I have an photo of it.
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Just use the swab to touch the inner cheek to get sample by four times. And mail it out.
The network will let lab to doing the test and try to match it with others’.
If match, you can save a life.
Do not fear the process to retrive the stem cell. It is a hi-tech age. Stem cells can be obtained from the circulating blood.

Death toll climbed to 14,866 in China Earthquake

This morning, The official death toll climbed to 14,866, as rescuers pulled at tangled chunks of buildings for signs of life on Wednesday.
Hundreds of thousands of troops, firefighters and civilians raced to save more than 25,000 people buried across a wide swathe of southwest Sichuan province under collapsed schools, factories and hospitals after Monday’s 7.9 magnitude quake.
China government send the first request for help to other country, Japan.
China has asked Japan for aid after an earthquake killed nearly 12,000 people and Tokyo is set to provide an initial $4.8 million in cash and goods, the Japanese foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Japan itself suffered a devastating earthquake in Kobe in 1995 that killed more than 6,400 and caused an estimated $100 billion in damage.
The United States, Britain, the European Union, South Korea and Taiwan have also offered assistance since the disaster, which came three months ahead of the Beijing Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it had decided to donate $1.0 million and the United Nations also offered support.

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China Earthquake left 12,000 death

I got China Earthquake news just after it happen. I was surfing at 1:00AM (PST) May 12.
My friends from China send this news through MSN and QQ.
News Site reported that it is in Wenshui(汶水), Sichan(四川).
I tried to contact my friend, XiaoQing, right in Sichan. I tried different ways, such as cellphone, MSN, QQ. Even the VOIP Phone.
I sent a SMS to him through VOIPstunt.
In the morning May 12, I sat in the office and check the message. He send a message to me . Said he is OK now.
He left the building and stay out side from 2:30 PM and whole night in the park. No sleeping.
I contact him yesterday night. He is in the office. When we were chatting, he said, it shakes again, I have to go off the building. His office is in the third floor.
Later, he left the message. The company he works announced that everyone take the vacation until next announcement.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the death toll exceeded 12,000 in Sichuan province alone, and 18,645 were still buried in debris in the city of Mianyang, near the epicenter of Monday’s massive, 7.9-magnitude quake.

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