Help scientists analyze movies from the brain affected with Alzheimer’s - are the blood vessels flowing or stalled?
Today, there is no treatment for Alzheimer’s. Together with researchers at Cornell University, we have a goal to change that. We’re focusing on one aspect of the disease: reduced blood flow in the brain. It’s a symptom that has been known for years, but until now, nobody knew why it happens.
Our collaborators recently discovered that stalls (clogged blood vessels in the brain) are responsible for this blood flow reduction in mice with Alzheimer’s.
In Stall Catchers we “catch” stalls by looking at movies from the brain of mice and scoring blood vessels as “flowing” or “stalled”. The game is easy enough to learn, and we help you out in the beginning! And even if you get a couple of questions wrong - don’t worry. Each vessel will be seen by other citizen scientists so we can figure out the right answers together.
The Great Sunflower Project!
Some bee populations have experienced severe declines that may affect food production. However, nobody has ever measured how much pollination is happening over a region, much less a continent, so there is little information about how a decline in the bee population can influence gardens.
The Great Sunflower Project makes it easy to gather this information. Find a plant you know (or a Lemon Queen Sunflower), observe it for 5 or more minutes and record all pollinators that visit, and contribute data online. You can make as many observations as you want while your flowers are in bloom. Plant, Watch, Enter. Repeat. That’s it. And, who doesn’t like sunflowers?!
Math, Science, and English kits!
Call the library today to reserve your English, Math, or Science Backpack kit today.
Below you'll find instructional videos on what to expect in each kit and how to use them.
Questions? Call us at 606-674-2531 and ask for Theresa our children's programmer.
Blast of into your imagination with our new program. Reading Rockets!
Select a few books to read and then write down the time and the book every time you read 15 minutes or more. Every time you finish a reading log, turn it in to the library for a new one and a new rocket, patch, or prize!
Questions? Go a head and give us a call 606-674-2531 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.