In the fight against Alzheimer’s, online gamers can now get in on the action

Media Note: To access video, infographics, and other materials, visit http://hcjournal.org/wecurealz/press-kit. ITHACA, N.Y. – A new online game is inviting members of the public to look under a virtual microscope and contribute directly to Alzheimer’s disease research at Cornell University. Stall Catchers, a game launched this week by the Human Computation Institute (HCI), challenges users […]

The key to reducing pain in surgery may already be in your hand

Imagine a hand-held electronic device – accessible, portable and nearly universal – that could reduce pain and discomfort for patients, and allow doctors the freedom to use less powerful and potentially risky medications to complement anesthesia. Now reach in your pocket, because chances are you already own one. According to new research from a team […]