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Neuroangiogenesis Wikipedia page

With assistance from Erin Greaves (Career Development Fellow, CRH), Sheila Fisken (Medical Librarian), Eugenia Twomey ( Learning, Teaching and Web Division) Sara Thomas (Wikimedian in Residence at Museums Galleries Scotland), Ally Crockford (Wikimedia and Digital Media Officer, YWCA Scotland)our class of 29 Honours students researched the topic of “Neuroangiogenesis” using a range of search engines and online literature searching databases. With the information discovered, 3 of the students (Felicity Robinson, Hazel Murray and Siobhan Rice) volunteered for a Wikipedia training session and afterwards we created a new Wikipedia page on the topic:

View the Neuroangiogenesis wiki page

If you Google this term the Wikipedia entry is 5th on the list of hits

As part of their assessments for Honours, Reproductive Biology students have produced group websites under guidance from staff/PhD student Tutors, based on their suggested titles. These websites showcase topical research areas in Reproductive Biology, actively pursued by members of the Edinburgh academic community. Please take a few moments to look at the excellent results of these interactive projects.

Fraternising with the Enemy: Macrophages, Angiogenesis and Breast Cancer

Fertility Preservation in Female Cancer Patients: Assessment of Cryopreservation Potential

The Quest for Artificial Gametes

The Effects of Low Testosterone and Testosterone Replacement Therapy on Men’s Health and Well-Being

The vicious cycle of obesity: do epigenetics play a role?

The Role of the Adrenal Gland and the Adrenal Androgens in Health and Disease

 

Following on from the success in 2015 creating the Wikipedia page “Neoroangiogenesis", 38 Reproductive Biology Honours students spent two mornings in September 2016 researching and writing 7 new Wikipedia pages and one major edit of an existing page. This was  achieved with the help of 8 tutors from within this and other Centres (see below), with support form the University’s Wikimedian in Residence, Ewan McAndrew, and Librarian, Anne Donnelly.

The event was badged as the "Reproductive Biomedicine Wikipedia Editathon"

 

The topics and tutors are listed below along with links to the Wikipedia pages:

Testicular Dysgenesis Syndrome (Sander van den Driesche - CIP)

Prophylactic Salpingectomy (Nikki Graham - CRH) 

Scar Free Healing (Joni Macdonald - CRH) 

Spermatogonial Stem Cells (Laura O’Hara - CRH) 

Obesity and Fertility (Caterina Fazzi - CRH)

Oogonial (Female Germline) Stem Cells (Kelsey Grieve - CRH) 

Globozoospermia (Andrew Cronshaw - Biological Sciences) 

In vitro Maturation - Editing an existing site (Selene Jarrett - Roslin Institute)