The project, EyesOnALZ, harnesses the power of crowdsourcing – volunteer "citizen scientists" – to accelerate a major study of stalled blood vessels in brains that have Alzheimer's.
In just the first few months since it launched, thousands of citizen scientists have taken to their computers, tablets, and phones to play an online game that analyzes lab images of the blood vessels. The crowd has already sped up the process of Alzheimer's research, providing what would normally be a year's worth of lab work in just two weeks!
Watch this excerpt from the PBS show to learn more about EyesOnALZ and how you can help.
Information from Alzheimer's Disease Research, A BrightFocus Foundation, www.brightfocus.org