Mother Nature Network ran a story encouraging the public to take the MindCrowd test to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. The story includes an interview with Dr. Matt Huentelman, the force behind MindCrowd.
Take a quiz, help Alzheimer’s research
Wanted: Test scores from 1 million people, as web-based research project aims to learn more about the region of DNA that determines how the brain works.
Spending 10 minutes playing an online brainteaser may unlock the secret to preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
That is the hope, anyway, of Matt Huentelman, a researcher at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix. TGen is a nonprofit organization working to develop ways to diagnose and treat cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other complex diseases by building on knowledge gleaned from the Human Genome Project, the mapping of our DNA.
Huentelman is the mind behind MindCrowd, an ambitious web-based research project designed to learn more about the region of DNA that determines how the brain works. The goal is to collect data — test scores — from 1 million people.
“This would be an epic scientific study if we got to a million people,” says Huentelman.
You can make a difference.
MindCrowd is the first online research project of its kind to study millions of individuals to help bring us closer to a cure for Alzheimer’s. Help us reach the 1 million people mark.