User talk:Gacggt

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I made some pages that do not show up when you press the "search" button, but do show up if you press the "go" button. For example if you search for "TrkA", you do not get the page. But if you enter "TrkA" and press "go", you do get the page. How do I make the page visible by the "search function?

This is the response to your help request. What you are looking for is redirects. Simply go to the page you think people might search for, and make it a redirect. I have created MuSK (without redirection) for you so you will have an example. Please limit these to pages that you think people would have a good likelihood for thinking might be the main article though. Thanks for making the new article :) if you ahve any other questions let us know. - cohesion 02:43, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
Oops, you are asking about the difference in go vs. search. "Go" will take you to any pre-existing article, while "search" will as you expect search everything for the term. The search index is updated by the developers on their schedule, and it's not immediate. There is no way to update the index early. Sorry for the bad news. You can always use google to search wikipedia though, many people do. [1] - cohesion 03:22, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

image maps[edit]

example of a pathway diagram

This makes me think that it should be possible to make molecular pathway diagrams for Wikipedia with links in them. --JWSchmidt 01:33, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

I have been thinking about diagrams for articles about receptors, kinases, phosphatases, transcription factors and other signaling pathway components. Here is an example (Image:IKK.png) of the kind of diagram I tend to make to illustrate components of signaling pathways. I have been thinking that Wikipedia should probably have a standard format for such diagrams. There are people at the Molecular and Cellular Biology WikiProject who can probably provide some useful input on this. --JWSchmidt 14:05, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi... but what would be cool would be to have each gene in the image hyperlinked... so for example if you click on PDK in the figure, it will take you to the PDK page. Gacggt 18:46, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

I agree. The other feature that would be nice would be to have animated figures. Static figures that try to show dynamic events like phosphorylation have problems. --JWSchmidt 19:16, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Wow, that would actually be amazing! I'm definitely going to look into animated image editors. Is there any special Wikipedia policy on animated illustrations? Peter Z.Talk 19:34, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Gacggt, pathway pages are definitely neglected... Speaking of animated pathways, are you thinking of Flash? Or good old GIFs? Flash would be easier to implement I think and pretty much everyone's browser should support it these days. Does any wikipedia article use it? It wouldn't be too difficult to provide a static image as well and link to it in the caption. If we could recruit some animators to help it would be great. I don't entirely agree with your choice of most obvious pathways though :) but everyone has his favourites. I'd say Ras/Raf/Mek/Erk etc is definitely the top priority - I'm pretty sure most introductory cell signaling courses at universities use it is a model (mine did). Peter Z.Talk 22:34, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi Peter, John,

The animation would be to illustrate stuff like phosphorylation, ubiquitination etc.

For example, it would be really cool to show that once you polyubiquitinate a protein, it gets shuttled to the proteasome and gets destroyed.

Or, when a protein is phosphorylated at a particular site, it then recruits a particular binding partner.

Or, in a case like FOXO, or NFAT, when it is dephosphorylated it translocates to the nucleus...

Stuff like that would seem to require something like Flash, or actually having a link to an mpeg...

And then the pathways themselves could be diagrams in which the proteins were hyperlinked...

those are just some ideas...

Gacggt 22:42, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

"Macromedia claims that over 97% of web users now have an SWF plugin installed [2]." A lot better than SVG, which is still not supported by IE and Safari. Peter Z.Talk 22:49, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Bronx High School of Science[edit]

How does the fact that I'm a Stuyvesant High School alumnus bear on the historical fact that Science started with faculty from Stuyvesant? If you have a source that contradicts the City's report I cited, please note it on the talk page. I've cited my source in the article, as Wikipedia requires. RossPatterson 01:31, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

I wasn't questioning the fact - I was questioning the importance of the fact and thus its placement in the history section. Saying in the first line that Bronx Science was started with a bunch of teachers from Stuyvesant makes it sound like an off-shoot of Stuyvesant, which is not accurate. I'm not the first person to note how odd that sentence sounded - in the discussion page another writer ntoed the same thing - that it was odd to reference the other school in that way, in the first sentence of the history of Bx Science. Therefore I hope you will accept the compromise, which is to keep the data-point, but having it moved down in the section (that is what I did). Gacggt 20:48, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject Newsletter![edit]

We have a new newsletter!
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This month's WP:MCB Article Improvement Drive article[edit]

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Molecular and Cellular Biology WikiProject Votes[edit]

Nuvola apps kcmpartitions.png The Molecular and Cellular Biology WikiProject has recently opened two surveys that will help to decide the direction of the project. First, nominations are currently being accepted for the position of coordinator of the project. Second, votes and additional suggestions for the official title of that position are also being taken. As a member of the project, we hope that you'll drop by and voice your opinion. – ClockworkSoul 03:51, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

This month's WP:MCB Article Improvement Drive article[edit]

ClockworkSoul 21:03, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

One more vote for the coordinator of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject[edit]

Since two of the three editors nominated for Coordinator of the MCB Wikiproject declined their nominations, one more vote has been posted: should the remaining nominee, ClockworkSoul, be named as the coordinator, or should nominations be reopened? Every opinion counts, so please vote! – ClockworkSoul 17:51, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject Newsletter[edit]

The project main page has gotten a facelift!
When people visit the project, the very first thing that they see tends to be the project's main page, and with this in mind, the main page has been completely overhauled. To enhance readability the various "goals" sections have been merged, and a detailed "how you can help" section has been added. To increase accessibility for more established members, the links to any resources that were in the main body text have been moved onto the navigation bar on the right. Finally, the whole page has been nicely laid out and given a nice attractive look.
New project feature: peer review
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Project progress
The article worklist
We’ve had quite a bit of progress on the worklist article in the past month. Not only has the list itself nearly doubled in size from 143 to 365 entries, but an amazing three articles have been advanced to FA status, thanks in great part to the efforts of our very own TimVickers! Remember, the state of the worklist is the closest thing we have to quantifying the progress of the project, so if you get the chance, please take a look at the list, pick a favorite article, and improve it!
Collaboration of the Month
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This month's winner is proteasome![edit]

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This month's winner is RNA interference![edit]

ClockworkSoul 14:30, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

This month's MCB Collaboration of the Month article is Peripheral membrane protein![edit]

ClockworkSoul 18:54, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Medicine Projects welcome[edit]


Hello Gacggt, and welcome to the Medicine projects!

Thanks for listing yourself, I hope you enjoy contributing to some of our projects. On the right are some pages you could keep an eye on. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me!

Enjoy wiki, --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:39, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Michael Phelps[edit]

I'm going to be bold and remove it. MahangaTalk 21:16, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Cell Signaling[edit]

Hi there. I see you've participated before on WikiProject Cell Signaling. If you still have an interest in Cell signaling, you might like to know the project has been revived. If you'd like to participate again, please do. If that field is too broad, feel free to create mini-projects or task forces dealing with whatever focused subject you feel comfortable with. Biochemza, 13:38, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Cardiology task force[edit]

Cardiology task force[edit]

-- Addbot (talk) 00:08, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Maen. K. A. (talk) 23:21, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

A new medical resource[edit]

Please note that there is a new freely accessible medical resource, MedMerits (to which I'm a medical advisor) on neurologic disorders. A discussion on ELs to MedMerits and medical ELs in general is currently in progress ("Wikipedia and its relationship to the outside world"). Presto54 (talk) 17:53, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Wiki Medicine[edit]


I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new multinational non-profit organization we're forming at m:Wikimedia Medicine. Even if you don't want to be actively involved, any ideas you may have about our structure and aims would be very welcome on the project's talk page.

Our purpose is to help improve the range and quality of free online medical content, and we'll be working with like-minded organizations, such as the World Health Organization, professional and scholarly societies, medical schools, governments and NGOs - including Translators Without Borders.

Hope to see you there! --Anthonyhcole (talk) 07:58, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Removal of Google Doodle info on Julius Richard Petri[edit]

I noticed all the commotion today on this article, which is almost certainly related. I don't agree with your removal of that paragraph from the article.(diff). I think it is more than remarkable and should be included. »Petiatil († talk ‡ contribs) 09:21, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Your Thoughts? »Petiatil († talk ‡ contribs) 09:25, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]

The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. Because you are signed on as a medical editor, I thought you'd want to know about our most recent donation from Cochrane Collaboration.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
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Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:26, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014[edit]

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BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editors[edit]

Neat news: BMJ is offering 25 free, full-access accounts to their prestigious medical journal through The Wikipedia Library and Wiki Project Med Foundation (like we did with Cochrane). Please sign up this week: Wikipedia:BMJ --Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Medical Translation Newsletter[edit]

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Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
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    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
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    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
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Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [5]

News in short

To come
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