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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Crowdsourcing for information extraction and for peer review

If it hasn’t been evident enough from the Gene Wiki activity, or BioGPS’s community expandable resources (plugins), or our citizen science initiative, Mark2Cure, we’re very enthusiastic about crowdsourcing and community-based resources here in the Su Lab. If you’ve been following Mark2Cure, you may know that our beta experiment focused on named entity recognition for...
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New Mark2Cure features in development

Over the last week, we’ve been user-testing some features which we hope to introduce in the future. Some of these features are still in very early stages of development, so it may be awhile before our Mark2Curators start to see them. Since some of our Mark2Curators are also members of other rare disease or patient communities, we’d like to reiterate how Mark2curators could leverage their...
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Making a Mark– Mighty enthusiasm for what Mark2Curators have done

As promised in last week’s blog post, we’d like to share some of the feedback we received from our update meeting with Dr. Hudson Freeze, the Mights, and Karen Ho (NGLY1.org’s Chief Scientific Officer.)  The Mark2cure development team started the meeting with a summary of what the Mark2Cure community has accomplished and its future directions (see blog post for details). Because our...
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New doc set! It’s a small one, but we can’t finish it without you!

Our new doc set is focused on misfolded proteins and the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the power plants of the cell and can be affected by the ER stress response. As mentioned in our Oxidative Stress doc set, ER stress can be triggered by protein misfolding and the aggregation of misfolded proteins. Deficiency in N-glycanase 1 is expected to result in the aggregation of N-glycosylated proteins....
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New Doc Set and a preliminary look at the data generated by Mark2Cure

Thanks to the Mark2Cure community, two doc sets have now been completed: Alacrima and Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG). The CDG doc set was large, encompassing over 480 biomedical research abstracts. We are launching another large set today on Oxidative Stress, and will need all the help we can get to complete it. Please visit http://mark2cure.org and login or click ‘start...
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