Happy Thanksgivings Mark2Curators!

It’s still a little early, but we wanted to wish you well before the rest of your week got hectic with all the Turkey-day goodness. Since the project started, we’re grateful to have had the chance to learn and be inspired by you. For those of you who have taken the time to write to us, we’re awed by how driven, analytical, humorous, creative, and helpful you are–and we...
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Mark2Cure Pro-tip #2- Verifying your hunch

In Mark2Cure, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll encounter words you’ve never seen before. Often times, you can use the context to infer whether or not that term should be marked. Other times, the abstract may be just too jargon-laden or poorly written to make that determination. How do you determine whether or not to mark a term under this situation? Aside from tips you may have picked up from...
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Mark2Cure Pro-tip #1

As a citizen science project, Mark2Cure has been very fortunate to recruit a number of volunpeers who have grown to become experts at the concept recognition task and provide a lot of useful feedback, comments, and suggestions. While we encourage you to explore and use the site in the ways that work best for you, we would like to share some of the great tips that users have shared with us....
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New mission available in Mark2Cure

Just a quick update—a new mission has been launched.  This one is centered around galactosemia and oxidative stress.  Check it out today! A huge thanks to everyone who contributed to finishing the mission on stress response and muscle weakness. You can investigate the knowledge networks of any completed mission by clicking on the ‘toggle network’ link on the mission page. Check out...
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Mark2Cure joins the dazzle4rare campaign

Shining a light on rare disease! Next week, Mark2Cure will be joining HESA online’s #dazzle4rare campaign to help raise awareness for rare diseases. Because many of our Mark2Curators have experienced the impact of a rare disease, we would like to use this opportunity to highlight rare diseases of interest to our community. If you contribute to Mark2Cure and would like us to share about your...
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Awesome! An interesting clue has been uncovered in Mark2Cure

By now, you’ve probably heard about the exciting discoveries coming out of the research funded by the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. We love this example of how the community came together to push science forward, and have another example we’d like to share. This example involves you, and your contributions in Mark2Cure. Let’s start with some background. Earlier this year, the Perlstein lab released...
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