EyesOnALZ—featured in a recent PBS science special—harnesses the power of crowdsourcing to help accelerate Alzheimer’s research by analyzing blood vessels on a computer, tablet or phone.
Since its launch in October 2016 EyesOnAlz has compressed one year of Alzheimer’s research at Cornell University into just two weeks!
EyesOnALZ, supported by BrightFocus’ Alzheimer’s Disease Research program, is the first-ever use of citizen science to analyze data in an Alzheimer’s science project.
- Crowdsourcing Alzheimer’s Data through New “EyesOnALZ” Game Will Accelerate Research, BrightFocus Foundation Says (Press Release)
- BrightFocus Funds First-of-Its-Kind Citizen Science Project to Fight Alzheimer's Disease (Media Coverage)
- Bringing the Power of the Crowd to Solve Alzheimer’s: Q & A with Our Grantee Pietro Michelucci of EyesOnALZ
- All Eyes on EyesOnAlz in New PBS Series (Science News)
- #CitizensSolvingAlz (Twitter Chat)
This project includes collaborators from The Schaffer-Nishimura Lab at Cornell University, Sebastian Seung’s Laboratory at Princeton University, Andrew Westphal at U.C. Berkeley, Darlene Cavalier at SciStarter.com, and Amy Robinson at WiredDifferently, and is supported by the BrightFocus Foundation and its generous donors.