It's been more than 24 hours of the Catchathon 2018, and the competition is just getting started!
Here's what happened so far ...Over 200 catchers from 30+ teams have already joined the catchathon! Over 15K research vessels analyzed!
That adds up to over 300 hours of research time, i.e. that's how long it would have taken to analyze this amount of data in the lab!
We're analyzing a completely new dataset that's dealing with a compound known as "NOX inhibitor". Studying the effect of this compound on stalls in the brain in Alzheimer's may reveal the molecular pathway behind this process, and help define Alzheimer's treatment targets. More about it soon!23 countries signed up! Including:
Australia Austria Belgium Canada Chile Denmark France Iran Ireland Israel Lithuania Luxembourg Malawi Myanmar Netherlands Nigeria Portugal Spain Switzerland Uganda United Kingdom Suffolk (UK) United States Zambia
Don't see your country on the list? Tell us which country you're playing for RIGHT NOW via this form.Special Austrian "Golden Hour" this morning sets bar for other countries
Our friends at the Open Innovation in Science Center in Vienna organized their own special 1-hour competition, attended by our lead, Pietro! Together they analyzed 3.5 days worth of research in just one hour!
Watch their live stream here:
And Pietro's call to action here:Ruth and Noa who did a school research project on Stall Catchers earlier this year, join from Catalonia!
Read the story about their project here. We hear it came out great! 😊Our colleagues from ScienceAtHome join from Denmark, Games for Health Europe from the Netherlands with their own teams!
@eyesonalz servers are running on full speed, so is the annual #Catchathon! Join the #ScienceAtHome team here: https://t.co/xoVr0PjZri & speed up Alzheimer's research on the #WorldAlzheimersDay! #CitizenScience #StallCatchers pic.twitter.com/7nqS1o4Zxt— ScienceAtHome (@sciathome) September 21, 2018
That's it for the mid-term report! Look for more news on the blog, our social media channels and the chatbox on Stall Catchers! And don't forget - **you can play with an app now too**!
Demain, c'est la Journée Mondiale d'Alzheimer. Avec DITOs nous vous invitons à rejoindre le combat. Rejoignez notre team CRIxDITOS sur le jeu vidéo StallCatchers : https://t.co/SNEPqorsm8 En jouant, vous donnerez des données essentielles aux chercheurs ✊https://t.co/zgmHo8ItZC— CRI (@criparis) September 20, 2018
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.hcinst.org/catchathon2018-mid-report/