Celebrating the application of citizen science towards biomedical literature

Upcoming event — Med Lit Blitz! Extracting information from biomedical literature is a huge problem that many researchers are trying to solve computationally. Mark2Cure approaches the biomedical literature problem with citizen science in hopes of enhancing computational methods. Happily, we are no longer alone in this regard! In fact, a year after Mark2Cure officially launched, another citizen...
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New Entity Recognition Mission Available

Pilocarpine is a drug that was frequently identified by our Mark2Cure citizen scientists and volunteers in the previous sets of biomedical literature. It was often found in the context of seizures or tears—both of which are symptoms associated with NGLY1 deficiency. In humans, pilocarpine is used to pre-operatively treat some forms of glaucoma, and to treat the dry eyes associated with Sjögren's...
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Happy St. Patty’s day!

Current progress in Mark2Cure Thanks to our wonderful community of citizen scientists and volunteers, the NFE2L1 entity recognition mission is now 99% complete! If you haven’t already completed quests in this mission, please help us finish it! The other entity recognition missions are also over two thirds complete and are in need of your reading skills. If entity recognition is too easy, please...
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A look back at 2016 with Mark2Cure

Happy New Year!!! Thank you for contributing to Mark2Cure with your annotations, comments, questions, bug reports–and general feedback. You’ve made the Mark2Cure project an amazing project to work on and we are so grateful that you found us. Many of you have been kind enough to report bugs and we are definitely trying to fix them. However, we only have one research programmer working...
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Merry X-mas and Happy Holidays

We just have three quick pieces of news to share: NIH/NCATS which funds our research has decided to do a feature story on Mark2Cure. This would NEVER have happened without your contributions to the project, so THANK YOU! You can find the feature here: https://ncats.nih.gov/pubs/features/citizen-science (For those of you who have sent us bug reports or helped us with Ux testing, THANK YOU many,...
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Birthday Wishes for Bertrand

The Might family has been an incredibly moving proponent of precision medicine, citizen science, and rare disease. Thank you for what you’ve done for Mark2Cure and the fields of health and science. We wish Bertrand and his family health, happiness, and prosperity in the upcoming year. In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve carved our blog out from our lab’s main blog...
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