The Computer Game That Could Cure HIV

By Melissa Lafsky | May 12, 2008 11:18 am

proteinAnd here your parents thought all those Mortal Kombat skills would never amount to anything useful: A research team at the University of Washington has created a video game called Foldit, which challenges dexterous gamers to fold protein strands according to the actual laws of physics—thereby helping to determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins that could mean cures for diseases from Alzheimer’s to HIV.

The game, developed by a group of biochemists, computer scientists, and engineers, resembles an elaborate form of Tetris. It uses the same protein-folding software as the Rosetta@home project, which was created in 2005—also by U. of Washington researchers—as an effort to use volunteers to calculate every possible protein shape in the human body—a task so enormous that if every computer in the world was working on it simultaneously, it would still take centuries to complete. But while the Rosetta project asks participants to donate only their unused computer power, Foldit takes advantage of the “natural 3-D problem-solving skills” of all those masterful X Box players out there.

So far, around 1,000 players have tested the system, though it formally opened to the public last week. Interested in having a go? Just click here. Though novices beware—you’re liable to get a thumping by haptagud, daemonk, mincus, thuza, and Spontan, all of whom are probably 13-year-old boys.

  • Apostle Shada Mishe


    THE IDEA that AMBUSH cures AIDS
    is being proven by the more than 400 individuals who have taken a dose of 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. The result is that AMBUSH ‘KILLS’ the virus by causing the protein envelope to rupture and the viral particles are discarded by the white blood cells. AMBUSH is able to ‘KILL’ the virus that are ‘hiding’ in the lymph system by its ‘natural radioactive’ properties. This process allows the body to ‘return to normal health’ with a corresponding immunity to that or those strains of the virus.

    What is AMBUSH ?
    AMBUSH is a radioactive isotope of uranium that is found in the ‘palm’ plant of which there are more than 3000 species. When ingested, AMBUSH causes the body temperature in the trunk area to rise to about 102 degrees when the individual is sleeping. The preparation takes four hours per batch, which is then given to the individuals for consumption 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. AMBUSH is a herbal preparation in this form but it contains an active ingredient which is a ‘NEW’ crystalline substance, a drug from the ‘palm plant’ similarly to ASPIRIN originating from the willow tree bark

    After 21 days on AMBUSH, ALL the individuals experienced a decrease in viral load to undetectable, an increase in cd4, increase in RBC, an improvement in general health such as more color to the face, decrease in Buffalo hump, an increase in gluteal muscles, a decrease to having no joint pains whereby individuals can bend to touch their toes, and walk up steps are but a few examples. There is also a dramatic increase in their sexual appetite beginning after the first week of therapy

    In any plant concoction such as percolated ‘tea’, there are 30-40,000 compounds, whi ch would take the scientific community twenty years to isolate one particular ingredient if they knew what they were looking for. The LORD GOD has given me seven steps to isolate the active ingredient, which is soft and metallic in nature and has a carbon- uranium-sulfur-(classified)-phentolamine configuration or structure. This is similar to Federick Kekule and the discovery of the benzene ring where he dreamt the structure.

    As an antiviral and ‘natural radioactivity’ producing agent, AMBUSH is also effective against leukemia, lupus and HPV. Here I am saying that I have ‘GIVEN’ AMBUSH in the same ‘strength’ and dosage to patients with leukemia, lupus and HPV. A 35 year old male with HIV found it difficult to impossible to urinate was put on ‘green tea’ and water while the doctors contemplated prostrate surgery. One of the doctors gave him my number , I sent him a supply of AMBUSH an d he has not been given any more ARV’s, since taking AMBUSH 18 months ago, is in ‘good’ health and has expressed a willingness to be examined by HIV investigators like many others who have taken AMBUSH.

    I have sent this ‘IDEA’ to most HIV research agencies, scientist of the field, universities, hospitals, clinics, politicians and news agencies to which it is REJECTED because the name of THE LORD GOD is mentioned. He has steered me scientifically through the processes such as which plant and how to produce the active ingredient. What are the odds of a Florida Pharmacist picking a plant would contain the CURE for HIV/AIDS ?
    I have never charged any of the people for their supply of AMBUSH but a life saving has been spent on the project with NO renumeration from any sources because AMBUSH falls outside the walls of modern medicine and research.


    My proposal is that I PROVE that AMBUSH CURES HIV/AIDS by giving it to a number of END-STAGE or DRUG-RESISTANT people and the scientific community watches their recovery. This proposal addresses the problem in that I have already outlaid the results to be obtained.

    This IDEA is unconventional in that the scientific community has rejected AMBUSH because I say it is GOD given. Secondly if I wrote it according to certain standards, then it might be peer reviewed. However, THE LORD GOD has also shown me that there are five enzyme systems associated with the virus, reverse transcriptase, protease, fusion and two more of which causes the virus to be AIRBOURNE. This means that without DIVINE intervention mankind and ALL warm- blooded mammals will be extinct in a number of years.

    The PROOF of what I am saying is found in scientific papers wherein it is found that when the protease cuts the viral strands, it cuts it at DIFFERENT lengths EVERY time, to which it should always be a valine at the end but is a different amino acid every time. This is why it is IMPOSSIBLE to produce a VACCINE.

    Since this is NOT a hypothesis but there are about 400 individuals who have taken AMBUSH, here lies a vast area in which to check, recheck and confirm that AMBUSH CURES AIDS. Let it be mentioned that during the HIV reproductive cycle, reverse transcriptase converts viral RNA into DNA compatible to human genetic materials. Thus the human DNA has been ‘hijacked’ and since each person has a DIFFERENT DNA, then the new viral copy is unique to that person which shows that each individual has a DIFFERENT STRAIN of the virus. Consider two HIV positive people swapping viral strains and increasing its complexity with multiple partners.
    It can also be proposed that they be revisited as proof that the strain or strains that they had were ‘killed’ at the time of taking AMBUSH considering that a person can catch as many different strains as there are people who are infected by HIV.
    I am also willing to work with the scientific community in identifying those individuals who took AMBUSH and wish to be identified with this process notwithstanding that some are stigmatized while others are jubilant,

    Once AMBUSH is verified as being able to accomplish that which is aforementioned then the next stage might be the natural and artificial synthesis of the substance.

    Finally, if this is accepted or not, believed or not, THE LORD GOD always wins and this is the heavenly truth to which AMBUSH was divinely given to mankind for the CURE of HIV/AIDS and it will be here forever. Apostle Shada Mishe.

    Here is a video taped presentation that I gave at t he Martin Luther King library in Washington

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  • David Taylor

    I recently tested positive for HIV and began to search for more information online. If the above is true how can I test it for myself?

  • chris


    I am HIV positive where would i get this AMBUSH thing?

  • joseph stevens

    I tested positive…where can i get Ambush?

  • steve

    Hey,can anybody help me out?Im a 22 year old male and about 3 days ago i had unprotected sex with a lady,now im scared out my mind that i might test positive for hiv and im scared to take a test,i feel like if i test positive thats it,for the rest of my life im going to be depressed and living without hope.anyone out there that can send me some words that can help me get through this either if your positive or not,i would highly appreciate it,thanks.

  • JayJay

    Im a 19 year old male. I was diagnosed with HIV 2months ago, I believe that I have been positive for maybe 2 or 3 years, but was just so scared, But GOD had prepared me and gave me so much strength to hear that news, and my case manager now and other workers are just so surprised and confused about how im taking, I say its nothing but God and I know it is, Without my praying mother…I probably would be dead, but I believe God lead me to go get tested before i got started getting sick, but every since i was diagnosed God has been taking care of me. But if this is true, I would like to find out how to get some of this AMBUSH, its true in the end GOD always win. Sometimes GOD allow things to happen so that he may recieve the GLORY and thats what i believe he temporarily allowed this to happen to me, because a day before I found out my status, a woman testified in church that she had full blown AIDS, and that GOD had cured her, she dont have to take no medicine or Anything, that’s when my faith kicked in. So if you know where i can get some of this AMBUSH stuff please write me back. thank you.

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    please tell how i can get sum AMBUSH…..PLEASE….

  • http://yahoo rajesh

    hi how to get ambush

  • MEV

    I’m afraid the Ambush post is a cruel hoax by someone. It is not related to the main article “The Computer Game that could cure HIV”.

    Trust me, if something like Ambush actually worked it would be in all the main science journals and the mainstream press. It doesn’t work. Retroviral drugs, however, do keep people alive indefinitely now. Although retrovirals aren’t a “cure” many people with AIDS who take them can live fairly normal, relatively long, lives.

    I’m very sorry for those of you hoping for a cure.

    When one comes, and it may, it will not be hidden from the media. It will be a triumph for science and widely reported.

  • http://NIL terry

    pls can you reply me and let me know how to get ambush cure for hiv/aids.The BIBLE said by his stripe we are healed.there is northing impossible with GOD almighty.Apostle i believe in you because i know that GOD work through his children alot.GOD BLESS U ABUNDANTLY.PLS REPLY.TERRY LONDON UK

  • Richard

    there IS no AMBUSH, it’s just a hoax. The posting has more red flags than any other posting i’ve ever seen regarding an alleged cure.

    What this ‘apostle’ has done is AMBUSH every blog with his ridiculous claims.

    Also, I want to bring to light how silly it is to put faith in a “god” when there is no evidence any gods exist.

    Have faith in YOURSELF and respect for the LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE and you will be putting your energy where it matters most. God discriminates, nature does not; by nature

  • http://yahoo kelly foane

    please help me find where to buy ambush.

  • Mamie

    Is this just a scam or what?

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  • Rose

    The ‘AMBUSH’ post is nothing more than a scam. i used to work at an HIV charity and we were bombarded daily with spam emails about it. It’s a complete fraud and not based in any science whatsoever.


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