That's all there is to it. In many cases the incorrect folding of proteins or a small problem in it's overall shape can cause serious health problems.
Water flows through the tubes 10, times more efficiently than thought, so there are now experiments to find less expensive methods of filtering or desalinating water than using the very expensive reverse osmosis filters.
At that website you can also find a lot of the climate models and information at links like WeatherAtHome and in other areas of the site. Spot Incoming Asteroids: Orbit Home is developing statistical models to identify the best places to identify near-Earth asteroids and most accurately determine their likelihood of hitting our planet.
Finally, there was a cancer project that looked at images of biopsies with machine optical scanning. Choose a target directory for the program and follow all the prompts.
As someone that was giving a standing ovation to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, I am thrilled to offer some of my CPU power to this sort of cause.
But for everyday people it also means cash!