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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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Autumnal anatomy: Oct. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 02, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Autumnal anatomy: Oct. 2-9

Thanks to 'net detectives Valerie D. O'Loughlin and Norman Lunger

Not just the head

Baby boy born from implanted womb

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41159/title/Baby-Born-from-Transplanted-Womb/

Complete, free report from The Scientist

Revision of female sexual anatomical terms and orgasm

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ca.22471/full

Full, free article, images, linked citations from Clin. Anat.

Litigation over surgery: the importance of anatomy

http://www.surgeryjournal.co.uk/article/S0263-9319(06)70249-6/abstract

Free abstract from Surgery

Getting a head

The glass brain

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/glimpse-3-d-brain?et_cid=4192826&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free article, image from R&D Mag.

Found: the brain's GPS and Nobel prizes!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/06/us-nobel-medicine-idUSKCN0HV0Q620141006

Full, free story from Reuters

Cranial blood vessels' prints inside mummy's skull

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/10-questions-answers-about-us-ebola-case?et_cid=4184861&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, links, images from LiveScience

Ape cerebellum enlargement led to human brain

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26314-cerebellums-growth-spurt-turned-monkeys-into-humans.html#.VC7jS7DF_zg

Full, free article, image, links from New Sci.

Heavy lifting to improve memory

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/10/lift-weights-improve-your-memory?et_cid=4184861&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, video from Biosci. Tech.

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Anatomy today: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thanks to 'net detective Gary Heisermann

Anatomy today: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Getting a head

Check out the 3-D brain tour

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/glass-brain-offers-tours-of-the-space-between-your-ears/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140929

Full, free article, links, video from Sci. Am.

Self-reported memory issues predictor of Alzheimer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/think-you-have-alzheimers-you-may-be-right?et_cid=4173579&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Choroid plexus and aging

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/scientists-identify-signature-aging-brain?et_cid=4180598&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, image from Biosci. Tech.

Brain circuitry: window opens

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/clarity.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Short, free video from NSF

Cranial nerve memory tricks

http://manicgrandiosity.blogspot.com/2010/06/cranial-nerves.html

From a website

Other places

Large perineal mass

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-206711.full

Sort, free item, image from BMJ Case Rep.

Lipomatosis running in the family

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1316241?query=TOC

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

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Amazing anatomy: Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Amazing anatomy: Sept. 18-25

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Petti

Not just the head

Plan to attend Anatomia Italiana

http://anatomiaitaliana.com/itinerary/

See itineraries and dates at the website please

Waist-to-height ratio predictive of longevity

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0103483

Complete, free article, linked citations, charts from PLoS One

Dissection of the aorta

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1313897?query=TOC

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

Intelligent design and more

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/recommended-not-so-intelligent-design-evolution-s-worst-ideas/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140923

Full, free interview from Sci. Am.

The head

Displaced lens

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-206811.full

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

Very selfless people have amygdala activity differences

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/09/22/brains-extreme-altruists/#.VCGuDNLF_zg

Complete, free report from Disc. Mag.

Multitaskers have grey matter changes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/breaking-news-multitasking-may-change-brain-structure?et_cid=4171447&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item images from Biosci. Tech.

Physical activity and white-matter structural integrity

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/study-links-physical-activity-white-matter-integrity?et_cid=4158866&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

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