Talk:Progress and Prospects in Parkinson's Research
This page needs developing.
The main extension of this page will be to add the topics one by one. These should be arranged in a sensible topic hierarchy. The expectation shall be that it will change over time, possibly quite radically.
Links to new topics can also go in the Magazine section ('Hot Topics'). (Old topics should be removed from the Magazine section at the same time so as to keep it topical.)
The topic hierarchy will be a major entry point to the material. A wiki as an on-line resource will, however, provide a number of other ways to home in onto relevant information. These include:
- Use of the free text Search facility
- The use of Categories (See http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Help:Category )
- Hyperlinks from other pages. Thus hyperlinks to related, referenced and supporting material should be freely incorporated in all articles.
- There can be more than one high-level entry point. E.g. The project could come under Medicine and Diseases as well as Life Sciences.
There needs to be a topic on 'What is currently going on and where and who is doing it?'. It would identify where particularly notable work is going on such as the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre, the Sheffield Institute for Translational Research, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre and so on listing the prominent researchers who are doing pioneering work. This would link to pages in other parts of the wiki which describe the work.
Some points about Style conventions.
If an Introduction heading is put in, this goes below the Content box. So it is probably better to write the introduction without a heading. It will then go above the Contents box and be an obvious introduction to the topic of the page. I.e. no need to head it 'Introduction'!
In the introductory paragraph to a page there should be a statement on why it is significant. It should be a sort of top-level summary of what follows and give an indication of any conclusion that the page comes to. A wiki is something that a reader hops through; so it is important to bring out the significant points early on on each page or the reader will not read through to find them.
Can you please add a link or transclude to Ethical medical research/Alternatives to animal testing somewhere from the Parkinson's research or modeling page. I think its useful for progress on any medical condition. Thanks. I converted a redirect Parkinson's disease (it redirected into a nonspecific page) into a disambiguation page for easier access, and for further use. - Sidelight12 Talk 05:14, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for this. I have created a stub subpage on Animal models and put in a ref to the subpage you referred to. Droflet (discuss • contribs) 10:46, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
- Thank you for using it. Here are current articles at http://esciencenews.com/search/parkinsons, http://phys.org/search/?search=parkinson, http://www.sciencedaily.com/search/?type=news&keyword=parkinson§ion=all&filename=&period=365&sort=relevance#, and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ (pubmed central free medical articles) to read from, if you choose. They are good resources for up to month information/prospects, if they meet your objective. Use the Parkinson's disambiguation page for how you see fit. Sidelight12 Talk 04:15, 5 February 2013 (UTC)