User talk:Daniel Webber
Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at CZ:Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list (do join!) and the blog. Please also join the workgroup mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun! Roger Lohmann 12:04, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Some ideas for contributions
Hi Daniel, welcome aboard CZ. Roger has already given you some hints as to how things work here in general, and I wish to add some more practical suggestions on what possibilities you have to contribute. For a start, I just took some of the keywords from the information you supplied upon registration, and display below the current state of related CZ articles (for icon documentation, see Template:Rpl/Doc):
- Stem cell: Describes cells that have the potential to differentiate to new cell types; usually encompasses totipotent, pluripotent and multipotent cells.
- Therapy: Add brief definition or description
- Stem cell therapy: Add brief definition or description
- Glia: Add brief definition or description
- Progenitor: Add brief definition or description
- Neuronal migration: The process by which nerve cells travel from the place of their last cell division to their final position in the brain.
- Mesenchyme: Add brief definition or description
- White matter: A subset of brain tissue whose volume is dominated by myelinated axons of nerve cells.
- Grey matter: A subset of brain tissue that contains few myelinated axons but the somas of nerve cells, as well as glia and endothelial structures.
- Neuron: An excitable cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses.
- Nervous system: The control unit of bodily functions in animals.
- Brain: The core unit of a central nervous system.
- Brain development: The build-up of the brain from ectodermal cells to a complex structure of neurons, glia and blood vessels.
- Brain evolution: The process by which the central nervous system changed over many generations.
- Brain morphometry: The quantitative study of structures in the brain, their differences between individuals, correlations with brain function, and changes of these characteristics over time.
- Brain size: Umbrella term for various measures of how big a brain is.
- Gyrification: The folding process during brain development, or the extent of folding.
- Histology: The study of the structure and function of biological tissues.
- Neuroimaging: A group of techniques used to visualize structure and function of nervous systems, especially the vertebrate brain.
- Spinal cord: Part of the central nervous system with the brain, enclosed by the vertebral column; carries neural signals from the brain and sensory information from the rest of the body, and is also responsible for certain reflexes.
- Aging: Add brief definition or description
- Alzheimer's disease: A degenerative disease of the brain characterized by the insidious onset of dementia; manifests itself in impairment of memory, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills, followed by severe apraxias and a global loss of cognitive abilities.
- Neurodegenerative disease: Add brief definition or description
- Multiple sclerosis: A chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS).
- Schizophrenia: A mental disorder characterized by impaired perception of the individual's environment.
- Biology: The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future.
Furthermore, in case you are involved in homework assignments, please consider doing so via Eduzendium articles.
Finally, you can help future newcomers by giving your feedback on the above suggestions. To do so, please leave a note on my talk page.
Looking forward to fruitful collaborative editing, Daniel Mietchen 15:46, 3 June 2009 (UTC)