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A Quick Introduction to Stall Catchers - rev 2018-06-18-a

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A Quick Introduction to Stall Catchers

Stall Catchers is an EyesOnALZ citizen science game, designed to help researchers at Cornell University to search the brains of live laboratory mice for stalled capillaries that may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. Information about Stall Catchers is at https://stallcatchers.com/about.

EyesOnALZ is a citizen science project from the Human Computation Institute. This project enables everyone to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease research and speed up drug discovery by playing online games. Information about EyesOnALZ is at https://stallcatchers.com/about#eyesonalz, and information about the Human Computation Institute is at http://humancomputation.org/. EyesOnALZ is supported by the BrightFocus Foundation.

The BrightFocus Foundation supports research to end Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. It is a nonprofit organization under section 501( c )( 3 ) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. Information about the BrightFocus Foundation is at https://www.brightfocus.org/about. Its 501( c )( 3 ) Letter of Determination is at https://www.brightfocus.org/sites/default/files/501c3.pdf.

Stall Catchers was featured on the PBS show The Crowd and the Cloud https://www.pbs.org/show/crowd-cloud/ and in the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/alzheimers-cure-is-being-pursued-with-the-help-of-an-online-game/2018/05/04/f6b93b28-4dff-11e8-af46-b1d6dc0d9bfe_story.html.

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