Monday, June 15, 2020

Project Discovery: COVID Edition

I received the following email about 2 hours ago.

Project Discovery Phase Three

Aid real science from within EVE today 

Greetings Rosewalker,

Project Discovery and citizen science have returned! You are invited to once again join the growing ranks of Capsuleers who have contributed to real world science through a mini-game within EVE Online, the results of which will assist in the understanding of how our bodies react to viruses.

The newest iteration of Project Discovery allows you to analyze data produced by flow cytometers. Using a tracing tool, you will draw polygons around clusters of cells. In doing so, you will participate in analyzing COVID-19 data, as well as other related flow cytometry charts, which will help scientists understand better how our immune systems are impacted by this novel coronavirus.
Today's news article gave a little more detail.
Specifically, you will be demarcating different cell populations present in blood. That data will provide information about how infections and other factors impact immune systems. Your polygons aid scientists in understanding how different cell populations and types are altered through infection.

Log in to EVE Online and check out the detailed in-game Project Discovery tutorial for full details of how to participate and begin aiding the cause of real science once more!
I'll have to check out the COVID version. With the search for exoplanets, I managed to get a Marshal and a heck of a lot of SKINs. I'll also have to check a certain botting forum to read all the complaints that their Project Discovery bots no longer work.

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