Find the results of the Day 24 of #CrushALZ competition below!
Start of day: April 29, 8pm ET
End of day: April 30, 8pm ET
Total vessels annotated: 6190 ↑0.81
Real vessels annotated: 4099↑18.19
-- Proportion of Real vessels: 66.22% Progress toward research goal: 31.92%
Equivalent lab time: up to 16.6 weeks
Despite their best efforts to rally more members...
The rest of the daily Top 10 was taken by our rock-star community teams: STALLS WILL NOT PASS, ALZ Bees, Hawthorne at Leesburg retirement community team, Middle School STEM and ECSA, representing the European Citizen Science Association!
Who's catching most on the weekends?
Well, according to our numbers - the more experienced stall catchers are 😜 On Sunday, Day 24, we annotated a total of 6 190 vessels, of which 4 099 were "real" vessels - the ones of the current research dataset, which have never been seen by experts.
Catchers who have reached a higher level tend to receive more real vessels to analyse, and it looks like these are the ones catching on Sundays, because more that half (66.22% to be precise) of the vessels analysed on Day 24 were real!
That makes us move faster towards the research goal, so THANK YOU for that!
What's our research goal again?
You can read all about it in this blog post, but it is pretty simple actually! We are helping researchers at the Schaffer-Nishimura Lab in Cornell University find out whether stalled vessels are any closer to amyloid plaques than flowing vessels in the brain in Alzheimer's.
Check out this new video from the lab, explaining it all!
Have a very fun May Day everyone, and happy catching!