Justine from the Myelin Foundation @MRF_Justine asked me to take "The Myelin Quiz." So while I'm exploring that, I'll jump back here to take notes. Here goes.
The link she provided took me to "The Myelin Quiz" on Facebook (which is an application).
After I hit the Submit Button, Facebook brought me to a screen prompting me to choose 4 friends to send The Myelin Quiz! Request to. I opted to skip this step for the moment and to click on the very small "continue to result" statement which is hiding below the "Processing your Quiz Result" near the top of the page.
Are you a Myelin Man or just a Node of Ranvier? Test your knowledge about myelin.
- What does myelin surround
- What cells create myelin in the central nervous system (CNS)?
- What cells create myelin in the peripheral nervous system (PNS)?
- What is myelin composed of?
- What is the lipid percentage of myelin?
- Myelin is to Axon:
- What does myelin do?
- What body system can turn against and damage the myelin?
- What has recently been found to help with regenerating myelin?
Perhaps I will go back and request that ALL of my MS friends on Facebook take this quiz. Be forewarned. LOL. But first, let's see how I did. There were a few questions where I guessed since I didn't have a clue.
WhooHoo!! I am Myelin Man!!
You are Myelin Man!
You know everything there is to know about myelin. Seriously. You should get your Ph.D. (if you don’t already have one) and join a research lab at your nearest university immediately. Congratulations! Explanations for all answers: http://myelinrepair.org/myelin_quiz
Next you are given the opportunity to publish your results to your Facebook wall and friend's home pages. This is a step which can be skipped, but I thought "sure, why not. It will provide some exposure to the Myelin Foundation."I also added the following commentary:
LOL. I combine calculated guesses with known answers and look where it got me. I feel so smart. ;pNow I'm looking at the Quiz page where you can choose other quizzes to take or to "make your own Quiz." I chose to add my results to my Info Page instead.
One observation I have is that the.....
Explanations for all answers: http://myelinrepair.org/myelin_quiz
....does not contain a live link. I don't know if this is possible to change, but it would be useful to encourage more people to visit the Myelin Foundation's website.
Looking through the answers and explanations, I see that I missed two questions. Hmmmm.....how did I become "Myelin Man" if I guessed incorrectly. Puzzling.
I might go around not knowing that "Layers of glial cell membranes" is the substance of which myelin is comprised. Now, that would be embarrassing during normal dinner conversation.
From the same landing page on the MRF's website you are offered the opportunity to:
Register for our e-Newsletter
Learn more and keep up-to-date on the progress of research on myelin repair, the next REAL hope for treating Multiple Sclerosis.
Tell Ten Friends and Family
Take a moment to tell ten friends and family in your personal and professional networks about the Myelin Repair Foundation and how myelin research is crucial to curing MS. Encourage them to register at our web site to learn more about our work and share what they learn with others.
Join Our Facebook Causes Campaign
Show your support on the social networking site, Facebook. You’ll be taken to the Facebook website where you can either log in to your existing Facebook account or create a new account in order to join our cause. Our Myelin Repair Foundation Causes page allows you track your impact in recruiting other members and in raising money for myelin repair research.Donate $10 Right Now
Show your support for myelin repair research by making a donation.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Overall it was a fun experience and one which I believe will help to spread awareness of Myelin Repair Foundation and the issues of research needed for demyelinating diseases. Thank you Justine.