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Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Anatomy for everyone: July 31-Aug. 7

Thanks this week to 'net detective Anya Goldina

The head

Extra teeth next to molars

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-205000.full

Short, free account, images, linked citations, all from
BMJ Case Rep.

"Using your head" in soccer: brain damage?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-heading-a-soccer-ball-cause-brain-damage/?&WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20140702

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Interested in "The Iceman" from an Alpine glacier?

http://www.livescience.com/24666-otzi-iceman-mummy-life-death.html

Free slide show from LiveScience.com;
hint: advance the show from top bar


Concerned about sports injuries?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/streams-of-consciousness/2014/08/05/parents-of-young-athletes-protect-your-childs-brain-in-7-steps/

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

Around and about the body


Is it better to use plastic models or virtual dissections?

http://advan.physiology.org/content/38/1/80

Full, free article, images, linked citations from
Advanc. Phsyio. Ed.

Ossification at incision site


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1312006?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from
New Engl. j. Med.

Anatomical art websites

Take anatomy to the streets!

http://streetanatomy.com/

Free website about anatomical art
.
Meet the artist behind Street anatomy!


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40650/title/Anatomy-for-Everybody/

Full, free item, links from The Scientist

Ageless anatomy: July 24-31

Getting a head

Internal carotid passing through middle ear

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1312261?query=TOC

Short, free note, images, video from
New Engl. j. Med.

Myth goes to movies--using only a small part of brain
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/07/25/lucy-film-hinges-on-brain-capacity-myth/

Full free blog from Sci. Am.

Other parts

Anatomy of intercourse: da Vinci and today

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40267/title/Imaging-Intercourse--1493/

Complete, free report, images, link from The Scientist

Humans: "...the extreme primate..."

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2014/07/24/humans-among-the-primates/

​Full, free blog, images, references from Sci. Am.

Amazing anatomy: July 17-24


The digestive system

H. pylori exploits minuscule epithelial damage

http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1004275

Full, free article, graphics, references from
PLoS Path.

The stories the teeth tell

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/anthropology-in-practice/2014/07/16/what-can-teeth-tell-us-about-our-prehistoric-ancestors/

Full, free essay, images, related links, all from
Sci. Am.

Around and about the body

Changing air temperature and kidney stone risk


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/kidney-stone-risk-creeps-north-as-climate-changes/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140719

Full, free story, image, link to original from
Sci. Am.

What Darwin might have read on the HMS Beagle

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40512/title/Books-on-the-Beagle/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

The human body: July 10-17
Views from all around the body

Obesity may reduce lifespan by as much as 14 years


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/obesity-can-cut-14-years-life-expectancy?et_cid=4038939&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Hyperthyroidism after attempted suicide by hanging

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-204589?etoc

Free summary from BMJ Case. Rep.

Alzheimer special

The worldwide Alzheimer epidemic continues to expand

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/07/worldwide-alzheimers-dementia-epidemic-grows?et_cid=4048282&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from
Drug discov. & develop.

OTOH: US rates may be dropping

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/study-us-alzheimers-rate-seems-be-dropping?et_cid=4048682&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from
Biosci. Tech.

One-third of all Alzheimer cases preventable

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/one-three-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-cases-potentially-preventable-study-says?et_cid=4046523&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

The nervous and sensory systems

The area of the brain damaged by alcohol

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/study-pinpoints-damage-alcohol-causes-brain?et_cid=4048751&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Neuroplasticity

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2014/07/14/neuroplasticity-new-clues-to-just-how-much-the-adult-brain-can-change/

Full, free blog, link from
Sci. Am.

Processing emotions in the brain

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/study-cracks-how-brain-processes-emotions?et_cid=4040294&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Dislocated lens

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1310648?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

Headbanging at a heavy metal concert and trauma

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/headbanging-risk/?&WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20140716

Short, free item, audio file, link to original abstract, all from Sci. Am.

The best in human anatomy news: July 3-10
Thanks this week to Brian Salisbury

Fuss over Europe's Human Brain Project

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/researchers-attack-europe-s-human-brain-project/81250069/
 
Complete, free report from GEN

Archaic H. sapiens with Neanderthal-like semicircular canals

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/neandertal-trait-found-ancient-skull-raises-new-evolution-questions?et_cid=4036991&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, images from
Biosci. Tech.

Diagnosing Alzheimer Disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140707121509.htm

Free short article from Sci.Daily

The human body this week: June 26-July 3

Old folks

Research into early European Homo species


http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/nearly-neanderthal-skulls-reveal-steps-human-evolution-n135206

Full, free story, images, links, link to original abstract from NBC News

What about the Taung child?

http://www.upworthy.com/this-22-million-year-old-child-fossil-made-a-lot-of-scientists-very-very-upset?c=upw1

Short explanation, video, audio file from The Upworthiest

Getting a head

Mapping the pain pathway


http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/body-s-pain-perception-mapped-for-first-time/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140624

Full, free audio file from Sci. Am.

How does visual recognition work?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2014/06/20/how-does-the-brain-tell-the-difference-between-a-volvo-and-a-maserati/

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

Anatomy news you can use: June 19-26
Thanks this week to net detectives Vuvi Nguyen and David Brashinger

21 seconds for mammal urination time

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/21-second-rule-mammal-urination/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140627

Free audio file, reference from
Sci. Am.

Forensic analysis of mortality in the loss of the space shuttle Columbia

http://spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=45821

From a website

Elephantiasis and venous stasis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1310890?query=TOC

Free, short note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

Brain viewed with diffusion tensor imaging

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40346/title/Image-of-the-Day--Cerebral-Connections/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

Interesting facts about anatomy

http://odyb.net/medical-science/91-interesting-facts-about-the-anatomy-of-human-bodies/

​From a website

Your anatomy news: June 12-19
Flushing and blanching on the knee

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1311581?query=TOC

Brief, free item, image, video from New Engl. j. Med.

Were NFL players misled about head injuries?

http://www.today.com/news/jim-mcmahon-suing-nfl-doctors-told-us-football-injuries-were-1D79820066?cid=eml_tdb_20140618

Full, free story, video from
NBC News

Cataract


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1312140?query=TOC

Short, free note, image from
New Engl. j. Med.

Anatomy this week: June 5-12

Thanks this week to 'net detective Linda Moussakova

Eating

Gastric bypass, higher rate of glycemic control in obese adults


http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1876617

Free abstract from
JAMA Surg.

How do you keep from biting your tongue: neural circuit

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/complex-neural-circuitry-keeps-you-biting-your-tongue?et_cid=3977090&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Around and about the body

Do you have a warrior face?

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/brv.12112/abstract;jsessionid=2A4D777D9F6184634DF9262773EEABC3.f01t01

Free abstract from
Biol. Rev.

Sarcoid granulomas beginning from tattoo

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1215331?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

Three anatomical poems honoring Leonardo da Vinci

http://lmoussakova.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/memento-marrow/

Free website, images

Your anatomy source: May 29-June 5
Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

The brain

Visual cortex also active when hearing is involved

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/vision-involves-a-bit-of-hearing-too/

Free audio file, transcript, link to original abstract, all from
Sci. Am.

Two-legged walking, smarter brains?


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/did-standing-change-our-brains?et_cid=3962512&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

US Dept. Defense, NCAA, NFL looking into concussions

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/ncaa-teams-up-with-defense-dept-on-30-million-concussion-study/78727?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Short, free item from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

"Maternal" brain wiring possible in men

http://www.emergencyemail.org/newsemergency/anmviewer.asp?a=3846&z=34

Short note from NewsEmergency.com

Other parts of the body

The king had scoliosis

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60762-5/fulltext?elsca1=ETOC-LANCET&elsca2=email&elsca3=E24A35F

Free video, short introduction from
Lancet

Persistent vomiting in this infant. What's wrong?


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1310201?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

Obesity

It's a bigger world: increase in obesity world-wide


http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60460-8/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet

Sugar-free drinks can help in weight loss

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/oby.20737/pdf

Full, free article, graphics, references, all from Obesity


Astounding anatomy: May 22-May 29

Look inside the mummy!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25619-mummy-xrays-let-you-peel-its-body-to-reveal-insides.html

Free, short, note, video from
New Sci.

Bariatric surgery and intensive meds for Type II diabetes


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1401329?query=TOC

Complete, free article from
New Engl. j. Med.

How do polar bears get away with so much fat?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/polar-bear-rapid-evolution/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140523

Free audio file from
Sci. Am.

Xeroderma pigmentosum: largest cluster


http://www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3616835


Full, free story, image gallery from AP

Herpes zoster along a sacral nerve

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1311499?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

The body beautiful: May 15-22

Not the head

History of the study of obesity

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1400613?query=TOC

Full, free perspective item from
New Engl. j. Med.

The brain and head

Cerebellar infarction caused by osteophyte on 4th cervical vertebra

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)61786-9/fulltext

Short, free note, images from
Lancet

H.M.: The man with no hippocampus


http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140128/ncomms4122/full/ncomms4122.html

Full, free article, images, linked citations from
Nat. Comm.

Brain injury and migraine in older people

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/older-migraine-sufferers-more-likely-have-silent-brain-injury?et_cid=3944958&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Dueling neurosurgeons--an excerpt

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/true-stories-of-trauma-and-madness-and-why-portrait-sitters-tend-to-face-left-excerpt/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140516

Free item from
Sci. Am.

Pachydermoperiostosis


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1309107?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

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