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2019 Citizen Scientist Day and NNLM

Posted Apr 17, 2019 by Franda Liu
Category: National

On Saturday April 13, 2019 Citizen Scientist Day, NNLM staff joined thousands of citizen scientists worldwide to accelerate Alzheimer's research. During the event, participants watched EyesOnALZ online discussion and joined a “Megathon” activity called stall catching to help Cornell scientists contribute to Alzheimer’s disease discovery. By viewing videos documenting the blood flow in the brains of mice, the game scores blood vessels as “flowing” or “stalled” to explore a connection between the disease and clogged blood vessels in the brain.

A big thank you and congratulations to team L.A. Public Library who took the leading scores of the day. 

For more on citizen science and NNLM, see:
Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming! Webinar Presentation Slides and Recording are available.

If you have a citizen science project idea that aligns with the NNLM mission, check out NNLM Funding Opportunities.

2019 Citizen Science Day posterLA Public Library Hall
Amanda arrives at Citizen Science Day site
NNCO/NNLM staff participated Stall Catcher gameDarlene Cavalier from SciStarter talking via video livestreaming
Darlene Cavalier and participants watching online panel discussion
NNLM supporters onsite


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