This section is for those who are interested in following research into Parkinson's and thinking about what questions remain unanswered, what issues need to be resolved and what implications arise from research results.
You can browse through it and read some very interesting stuff.
But if you are interested in contributing, you can write accounts, especially of newly published research, explain issues and stimulate discussion.
All contributors are expected to provide references to back up what they say.
Wikiversity, like any university, has a research facilitation function with projects which actually conduct research. (See the Research Portal.)
This embryonic Parkinson's research learning project, however, is a variation of this and is aimed rather at 'researching research'. The aim is to ferret out and present results through written items that explain, discuss and share research findings. Wikiversity is an appropriate platform because this concept fits somewhere in between teaching & learning on one hand and of doing research on the other.
highlight interesting topics in current Parkinson's research
explain their significance and background
describe the questions answered and identify the questions still unanswered
say how the work fits into the bigger picture and what other researchers are doing
examine hypotheses and to raise implications
identify possible new lines of enquiry and new implications for research strategy
The structure of articles should be designed to achieve these purposes.
The style of the articles should make them accessible to readers who have a moderate level of scientific or biological understanding but who are not experts in the field. Technical terms should be explained in the text or hyperlinked to explanatory material such as in wikipedia or elsewhere.
There is also a Magazine Section which is mainly related to section 1. It has articles to enable readers to get an overview of the current 'Hot Topics' in Parkinson's research and to read discussions of key issues. These articles link to the main body of the learning project.
↑Pathology addresses 4 components of disease: cause/etiology, mechanisms of development (pathogenesis), structural alterations of cells (morphologic changes), and the consequences of changes (clinical manifestations). From Wikipedia entry on Pathology.
Occasionally you may want to upload an image or a file. An uploaded file must not be subject to copyright. Help with uploading files is given here. A text file has to be in .pdf format and is actually stored in the Image section of wikiversity.