Where to find current research on stem cells and Parkinson's
September 3, 2013 7:45 AM Subscribe
Want current research on stem cells as treatment for Parkinson's disease. Unreported experimentation, new discoveries, nascent research, the beginning formulations of theories and possible treatments.
posted by MarioM to science & nature (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I work at a library and got a question from a patron I can't answer. Maybe AskMeFi can help. Hope so.
He's looking for current research on stem cells as treatment for Parkinson's disease. He's not interested in what's out in the news sources or the readily available consumer magazines, etc. He's seen those and is up on the information in them. He's not interested in a google search. He wants access to papers on the cutting edge of research in this area. In other words, he wants to find out what scientists are doing right now in this area. Unreported experimentation, new discoveries, nascent research, the beginning formulations of theories and possible treatments.
I didn't know how to help him. I assume there are scientific journals in this area, but how does a person access them? I've also heard that many researchers now bypass the journal route and put their research up directly on the web for everyone to see immediately. But how does a person access those? How do you find them?
Is there a clearing house for research in this area? A clipping service, perhaps. I'm at a loss...