The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Hand-assisted thoracoscopic resection for anterior mediastinal masses.

We report three cases of anterior mediastinal disease (pericardial cyst, thymoma, and myasthenia gravis) in which we used a hand-assisted method in combination with thoracoscopic resection via an infrasternal approach in order to improve the maneuverability and safety of the operation. This technique combines the advantages of both thoracoscopic and incisional resection. It shows promise of becoming a less invasive operation that can be used to treat certain mediastinal tumors, both malignant and benign.[1]


  1. Hand-assisted thoracoscopic resection for anterior mediastinal masses. Kido, T., Utsumi, T., Fukui, S., Hamanaka, Y., Nakahara, M. Surgical endoscopy. (2001) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities