Everybody who signed up for the Beyond Scholarly Communication workshop on Saturday should now have an author account for this blog. We have also created a few separate blogs for those interested to have more control over their blog.

In the workshop we want to create content relevant to Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). We ask you to build teams of bloggers with the goal of creating a blog post about SMA. You could either use one computer together, but you can also write a post with several authors.

The workshop moderators will of course help you write these post, and they will discuss several important aspects, from inserting images and video, to adding references, and publishing the blog post with ResearchBlogging.org and as ePub.

Suggested Topics

Discuss one of the following research papers about spinal muscular atrophy.

Zheleznyakova GY, Kiselev AV, Vakharlovsky VG, Rask-Andersen M, Chavan R, Egorova AA, et al. Genetic and expression studies of SMN2 gene in Russian patients with spinal muscular atrophy type II and III. 2011;12:96+. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2350-12-96.

Zhang H, Robinson N, Wu C, Wang W, Harrington MA. Electrophysiological Properties of Motor Neurons in a Mouse Model of Severe Spinal Muscular Atrophy: In Vitro versus In Vivo Development. 2010;5(7). Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0011696.

Wu CY, Whye D, Glazewski L, Choe L, Kerr D, Lee KH, et al. Proteomic assessment of a cell model of spinal muscular atrophy. 2011;12:25+. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-12-25.

Sleigh JN, Gillingwater TH, Talbot K. The contribution of mouse models to understanding the pathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy. 2011;4(4):457-67+. Available from:http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/dmm.007245.

Sen A, Yokokura T, Kankel MW, Dimlich DN, Manent J, Sanyal S, et al. Modeling spinal muscular atrophy in Drosophila links Smn to FGF signaling. 2011;192(3):481-95+. Available from:http://dx.doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201004016.

Discuss a clinical trial that was published about SMA.

Discuss a video or images about SMA.

Look at gene expression data.