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The anatomy story: Dec. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 11, 2014
Updated: Friday, December 12, 2014

The anatomy story: Dec. 11-18

Central obesity independent variable in sudden cardiac death

http://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2014/10/30/heartjnl-2014-306238

Free abstract from Heart

Esophageal cyst

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1313198?query=TOC

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

Dendritic "baskets" around bases of hairs

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41635/title/Image-of-the-Day--Salient-Sensors/

Short explanation, image from The Scientst


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Pondering anatomy: Dec. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 04, 2014
Updated: Friday, December 05, 2014

Pondering anatomy: Dec. 4-11

Around and about the body

How does relational reasoning take place?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/scientists-detect-brain-network-gives-humans-superior-reasoning-skills?et_cid=4300831&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Valsalva retinopathy

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-206733.full

Short, free note, image references from BMJ case rep.

Overweight

Obesity and silent heart damage

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/study-obesity-fuels-silent-heart-damage?et_cid=4278344&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Obesity shortens lives

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(14)70229-3/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet


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Concepts in anatomy: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, December 01, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Concepts in anatomy: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

The head

Brain city comes to Times Square!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41536/title/Neuroimaging-Graces-Times-Square/

Short, free item, links from The Scientist

What is the claustrum up to?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/neuronal-superhub-might-generate-consciousness/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20141126

Complete free report from Sci. Am.

Linguistic area imaged

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0112575

Full, free article, images, linked citations from PLoS One

Connection changes with early Alzheimer Disease

http://www2.rsna.org/timssnet/media/pressreleases/14_pr_target.cfm?ID=778

Press release, images from Rad. Soc. Am.

Tumor in the frontal sinus

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-204061.full

Free, short item, images, references from BMJ Case Rep.

Elsewhere

Large lateral mass

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-206216.full

Brief, free item, images, references from BMJ Case Rep.

Malformation and the skin

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1312948?query=TOC

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

Circumcision recommendations

file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/devans/My%20Documents/Downloads/CDC-2014-0012-0003.pdf

Full, free document from CDC

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Astounding anatomy: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Astounding anatomy: Nov. 20-27

The head except the brain

The oddest esophagus ever

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1402434?query=TOC

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

Paranasal sinus study of Neanderthals

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ar.23040/full

Full, free article, images, tables, linked citations from Anatom. Rec.

Paget disease of the skull

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-207515.full

Full, free essay, images, references from BMJ Case Rep.

The brain

The shrinking human brain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-have-our-brains-started-to-shrink/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20141124

Complete, full report from Sci. Am.

The forgotten brain structure

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41481/title/Brain-Structure-Rediscovered/

Complete, free report, images, links from The Scientist

Neuroplasticity in older people

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/11/many-older-brains-have-plasticity-different-place?et_cid=4275418&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, images from R&D Mag.

Not just the head

40 years on: the discovery of Luch

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/11/24/the-fossil-that-revolutionized-the-search-for-human-origins-qa-with-lucy-discoverer-don-johanson/

Conversation with Donald Johanson, image from Sci. Am.

Osteopetrosis acro-osteolytica in the femur

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-207730.full

Complete, free report, references, images from BMJ Case Rep.


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Anatomically speaking: Nov. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Anatomically speaking: Nov. 13-20

Thanks to 'net detective David Richards

Above the belt

Check out this neat human heart simulation

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psi-vid/2014/11/13/a-stunning-and-groundbreaking-human-heart-simulation/

Short, free report, video from Sci. Am.

Brain adaptations to a new hand

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/hand-transplant-recovery-sheds-new-light-touch-0?et_cid=4269571&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Without a hippocampus

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-happens-when-you-remove-the-hippocampus-sam-kean

Full, free animation from TedEd.

Below the belt

Transillumination from inguinal hernia

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-207910.full

Short, free note, image, citations from BMJ Case Rep.

Gangrene in the hip replacement

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1400498?query=TOC

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


 

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Are the skeletons back in the closet: Nov. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 06, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Are the skeletons back in the closet: Nov. 6-13

Thanks to 'net detective Janet L Casagrand

The head

Cavernous carotid

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1311966?query=TOC

Short, note, images from New Engl. j. med.

Huge pituitary adenoma

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2013-202041.full

Complete, free report, images, references from BMJ Case Rep.

Brain, taste detectors linked

http://www.readcube.com/articles/10.1038/nature13873?utm_campaign=readcube_access&utm_source=nature.com&utm_medium=purchase_option&utm_content=thumb_version&show_checkout=1

Free first page, references from Nature

Motor inputs in skeletal muscle contraction

http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~uzwiak/NBSummer14/NBSummerLect6.html

Notes from Rutgers U. lecture

Not the head

How chairs kill!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/killer-chairs-how-desk-jobs-ruin-your-health/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141106

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Where did the penis come from?

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13819.html

Free preview, linked citations from Nature

Bill Nye talks about evolution

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psi-vid/2014/11/06/undeniable-evolution-and-the-science-of-creation-by-bill-nye-audiobook-sample/

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

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Anatomy now: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 30, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Anatomy now: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Age-related

Early embryology

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/11/researchers-reconstruct-early-stages-embryo-development?et_cid=4246677&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, video from Biosci. Tech.

What is special about the brains of "SuperAgers?"

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/investigating-remarkable-memory-superagers?et_cid=4235467&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from Biosci. Tech.

Reversing aging?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/11/making-age-reversal-real?et_cid=4246677&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, video from Biosci. Tech.

Anatomy from here and there

Have you ever heard of epidermolysis bullosa?

http://www.upworthy.com/this-kids-skin-shears-off-if-he-moves-wrong-he-still-cracks-jokes-about-it-you-would-too?c=upw1

Free video from The Upworthiest

Find more about epidermolysis bullosa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidermolysis_bullosa

Free entry from Wikipedia

Medical holograms

http://vimeo.com/92807000

From website


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Human anatomy today: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Human anatomy today: Oct. 23-30

Pains

The pain in King Tut's back

http://www.livescience.com/48369-egyptian-mummy-pharaohs-had-back-disorder.html

Short, free item, links from LiveScience

Treating neck pain

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/study-finds-best-way-treat-neck-pain?et_cid=4226882&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop

Old folks

Ancient Britons had better gums than current population

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29739388

Full, free essay, images from BBC News

Who was the oldest human ancestor

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/who-was-the-first-human-ancestor-2013-01-28/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20141027

Complete, free report, audio file, image from Sci. Am.

Anatomy from here and there

Newton's pal had an early hypothesis of binocular vision

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41003/title/A-Visionary-s-Poor-Vision--1685/

Full, free essay, image from The Scientist

Watching the brain develop in utero

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/10/researchers-observe-brain-development-utero?et_cid=4231203&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, video from Biosci. Tech.

Regenerating nerves

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77271

Free video from NSF

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Today's anatomy: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 16, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today's anatomy: Oct. 16-23

Thanks to 'net detective Kerrie Hoar

The dead

Were the Flores people a different species?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/human-or-hobbit/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20141020

Complete, free report, images, links from Sci. Am.

Cadavers better than computer simulations

http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/cadavers-beat-computers-for-learning-anatomy/

From website

The head

What do athletes know about concussions? Not much.

http://m.ajs.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/10/20/0363546514553090

Free abstract from Am. j. Sports Med.

The shrinking modern brain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-have-our-brains-started-to-shrink/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20141020

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

The well-read

Pee prevention: cerebral incontinence control

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41248/title/Neuro-Insights-into-Holding-It/

Complete, free report from The Scientist

Fistula in newborn

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1314269?query=TOC

Short explanation, image, video from New Engl. j. Med. 

Which is better: fast or slow weight loss? Same.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(14)70200-1/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet

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All of the anatomy this week: Oct. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 09, 2014
Updated: Friday, October 10, 2014

All of the anatomy this week: Oct. 9-16

Right hypoglossal nerve palsy

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1315227?query=TOC

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

MRI finds cognitive decline early

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/mri-detects-cognitive-decline-symptoms-appear?et_cid=4197189&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

The brain at rest

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133010&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release, image from NSF

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