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Human anatomy

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: 12 hours ago

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.


Anatomy this week: May 8-15
Thanks to 'net detective Linda Moussakova
Around and about the body

The anatomy of crucifixion

http://lmoussakova.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/cruci-fiction-ou-realite/

Free website, images


What is living on YOUR hands?


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/study-demonstrates-diversity-of-human-hand-microbiomes/81249850/

Full, free essay from GEN

Heart rotation from pneumothorax


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1310017?query=TOC

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

Gender considerations

Weight gain during pregnancy defends offspring from chemicals

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/weight-gain-during-pregnancy-may-protect-babies-from-chemicals/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140512

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

Adverse events with young male circumcision uncommon


http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1870232

Free abstract from
JAMA Ped.

Gender and time to recover from concussion


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/gender-linked-concussion-recovery-time?et_cid=3924946&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report, graphic from
Biosci. Tech.

The best in anatomy news: May 1-8

Thanks to 'net detective Vuvi Nguyen

Not the head

Angiogenesis in transplanted organs

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39796/title/Building-Flesh-and-Blood/

Full, free article, linked citations, images from
The Scientist

Lesion in thoracic spinal nerve cord and no abdominal reflex


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1308153?query=TOC

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

Getting a head

Who's smarter: sapiens or Neanderthal?


http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0096424

Full, free article, tables, linked citations from
PLoS ONE

Tracking dopamine in the brain

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/05/delving-deep-brain?et_cid=3917702&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

May 1: happy birthday to the Circle of Willis


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/2014/05/01/happy-birthday-circle-of-willis/

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

Seeing clearly without glasses


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OydqR_7_DjI

Free video from
You Tube

Amazing anatomy: April 24-May 1

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin
Around and about the body

Investigation: HIV, other pathogen risk at anatomical donation center


http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm63e0425a1.htm?s_cid=mm63e0425a1_e

Short, free article, reference list from
MMWR

Physical activity in middle age v disabilities

http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g2472

Full, free report, linked citations from
BMJ

Getting a head

Names, places, and the hippocampus

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25459-induced-hallucination-turns-doctors-into-pizza-chefs.html#.U1_1VNJdXzh

Complete, free essay, link to original abstract from
New Sci.

Weight loss + glaucoma drug = vision


http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/04/glaucoma-adjunct-restores-vision-blinding-disorder?et_cid=3900087&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from
Drug discov. & develop.

Conjunctivitis with papillae

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1307657?query=TOC

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

Ancient days and ancient bodies

How the mighty have fallen: the decline in human physical fitness

http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/the-fit-list/How-Far-Fitness-Has-Fallen.html

Full, free article from
Outside

Your inner fish
: evolution series

http://www.pbs.org/your-inner-fish/watch/

Free set of videos from PBS

The magnificent machine: April 17-24

Not just the head

10 unexpected facts about the human body

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/fb570a9b-9d04-4434-bcc8-87b4b99dd31c

Free website from MSN

Using unclaimed bodies in anatomy labs

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229654.500-unclaimed-bodies-are-anatomys-shameful-inheritance.html

Full, free opinion piece from New Sci.

Irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease in kids

http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1861741

Free abstract from JAMA Ped.

Getting a head

PET scans predict outcomes in "locked-in" syndrome


http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/04/16/essay-how-manage-teaching-oriented-postdoc-programs#sthash.zOKeGuur.dpbs

Free summary from
Lancet

Occipital calcification in CEC syndrome

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1311406?query=TOC

Short explanation, radiograms from New Engl. j. Med.


The human body: April 10-17
Not just the head

The digital mirror that shows what you look like inside

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229653.800-digital-mirror-reveals-what-lies-under-your-skin.html

Full, free report, video from
New Sci.

What are the mummies' secrets?


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/new-technology-unwraps-mummies-ancient-mysteries?et_cid=3876293&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
R&D Mag.

Vesalius in English at 500 years

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60632-2/fulltext?elsca1=ETOC-LANCET&elsca2=email&elsca3=E24A35F

Full, free review, images from
Lancet

Sternal hernia


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1309719?query=TOC

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

The head

Is that really one individual fossil human or four?


http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229643.200-human-missing-link-fossils-may-be-jumble-of-species.html#.U0bYSlVdXzg

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

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Unusual uvula


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1309447?query=TOC

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

Anatomical news that we can use: April 3-10
Heart changes shape with weightlessness

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/astronaut-heart-shape/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140408

Free audio file from Sci. Am.


Childhood obesity and cognition


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/study-finds-link-between-childs-obesity-and-cognitive-function?et_cid=3860152&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Free, full essay from Biosci. Tech.

Is this the brain area for avoiding binge drinking?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/brain-region-resisting-alcohols-allure?et_cid=3862547&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free item from Biosci. Tech.

The brain


http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/brain/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

A collection of resources from NSF

Shingles and strokes

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/25/cid.ciu098.full.pdf+html

Complete, free article, grpahics, references from Clin. Infect. Dis.

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The most up-to-date human anatomy news: Dec. 5-12

Posted By David Evans, Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Amazing anatomy: Nov. 28-Dec. 5

Posted By David Evans, Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The head

CSF dripping from nostril

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

Men's/women's brain connection differences

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

What about the dementia epidemic?

Complete, free story, table, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.

Other parts

"Healthy" and obese: 24% greater risk of cardiovascular issues

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Male circumcision v HIV: how is it working out?

Full, free article, tables, references from MMWR

Ouch: plantar fasciitis

Short, free audio file from Sci. Amer.

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Anatomy this week: Nov. 21-28

Posted By David Evans, Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Trying to clarify brain circuits

Full, free review of several methods, links, images from The Scientist

Brain abnormalities linger after concussion symptoms disappear

Free, full item from Biosci. Tech.

Anatomical archive: images, insights, and videos to help us

Neuroanatomy quizzes

From Univ. Utah/Med website

Newly-discovered ligament in knee joint: the anterolateral ligament

Short, free story, image from Bioscience Technology

Need some mnemonics?

Searchable lists

Story of HM: the removal of both hippocampi

Graphic presentation from Scientific American

Human embryology animations--thanks to 'net detective John Waters

From Indiana Univ.

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