Stall Catchers

Today, Nature Neurosience posted the article “Neutrophil adhesion in brain capillaries reduces cortical blood flow and impairs memory function in Alzheimer’s disease mouse models,” which offers an explanation for the reduced blood flow in Alzheimer’s brain: capillary stalls, and what causes them. Finding these aforementioned ‘stalls’ is the main goal of the Human Computation Institute’s online game Stall Catchers.

In the game, you look at movies from the brains of mice and try to identify vessels as flowing or stalled. This helps to speed up Alzheimer’s disease research at Cornell University. Visitors of last year’s Games for Health Conference might remember that the Stall Catcher manifest was signed here.

We are extremely proud of our relationship with the people at the Human Computation Institute and cannot wait to see how this relationship continues to grow during our journey toward GFHEU19, which will take place on 7 & 8 October 2019.

A small preview of Stall Catchers can be found below. The article from Nature Neuroscience can be read here.