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July anatomy help: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Superior parts

The case of the dead artist's mustache

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/world/europe/salvador-dali-exhumed-paternity.html

Complete, free report, links: NY times

Kink in the aorta

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2017-220896.full

Short, free note,  linked cites., images: BMJ case rep.

Tracheal perforations

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2017-220731.full

Brief, free piece, linked cites., images: BMJ case rep.

Inferior parts

Fatty diet in pregnancy, Weight gain in early and middle years: mortality

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2643761

Free abstract: JAMA

Serious case of plantar warts

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1616238?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med. 

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Summer anatomy: July 5-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thanks to web detective Ashlie Blinn

Getting a head

Empty spaces in the brain

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1613312?query=TOC

Brief, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

Why does baby's head size matter?

https://www.livescience.com/59800-charlie-gard-infant-head-size.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170714-ls

Full, free essay, links: Live sci.

Early changes in visual system structure: parkinsonism

http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/full/10.1148/radiol.2017161732

Full, free article, linked cites., graphics: Radiology

The ancient teeth of the Denosovians

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/fossil-tooth-pushes-back-record-mysterious-neandertal-relative

Complete, free report, image, links, refs.: Sci. news

Mostly elsewhere

Need some creepy anatomical tableware?

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/07/dishware-anatomy-ronit-baranga/?mc_cid=93b09cb4c2&mc_eid=6f8a7748bd

Complete, free report, images: Colossal

Salt and pepper skin

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1610737?query=TOC

Short, free item, image: New Engl. j. med.

Tissue decomposition

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/flying-through-a-corpses-clues/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170718

Free audio file transcript: Sci. Am.

Help with mink dissections

http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/csogn/files/mink%20dissection%20instructions.pdf

Free website, graphics, complete instructions: Myteacherpages

Abdominal cocoon in man

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2017-219918.full

Short, free piece, linked cites., images: BMJ case rep.

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Independence anatomy: June 28-July 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Firecracker trauma to eye

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1616104?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

Need interesting anatomical info.?

https://www.statnews.com/category/boddities/

Full, free website, links: STAT

Asplenia

https://www.yahoo.com/style/student-hid-test-answers-1-182403119.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=fb

Brief, free note, linked cites., images: BMJ case rep.

Thinking of making an anatomical donation?

https://lifehacker.com/what-to-know-about-donating-your-body-to-science-1796210581

Complete, free report, links, images, video: Life hacks

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Hot bodies: June 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Anatomical answers: June 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Abominable abdominal

What happened to his abdomen?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1612018?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

HUGE colon removed but why did it happen?

https://www.livescience.com/59473-what-is-hirschsprung-disease.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170614-ls

Full, free essay. image, links: Live sci.

All over

Brain image slide show

http://discovermagazine.com/galleries/2017/march/the-brain

Free: Discover mag.

Aortic-enteric fistula: a toothpick to blame

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2016-218338.full

Short, free item, linked cites., images: BMJ case rep.

The discovery of the circulatory system

http://pastmedicalhistory.co.uk/going-round-in-circles-the-discovery-of-the-bodys-circulatory-system-by-william-harvey/

Complete, free report, refs.: Past med. hist. [sic]

High BMI in mom, greater risk of congenital problems

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j2563

Full, free article, linked cites., graphics: BMJ

The old folks

Looking at Roman skulls

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/06/ancient-skulls-give-insight-roman-empire?et_cid=5997466&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5997466&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, link: R&D mag.

Neanderthal give way to H. sapiens

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/06/study-shows-how-neanderthals-transitioned-modern-humans?et_cid=5990606&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5990606&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, image: R&D mag.

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The human body: June 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

The nervous system

Early stage Alzheimer detectable?

https://www.dddmag.com/news/2017/06/researchers-discover-what-may-be-earliest-stage-alzheimers-disease-0?et_cid=5990235&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5990235&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: Drug discov. & develop.

Huge arachnoid cyst

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1610483?query=TOC

Short, free note, image: New Engl. j. med.

Dissecting whole human nervous system

http://neuropathologyblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/shannon-curran-ms-shannon-curran.html

Full, free blog, links: Neuropathology

Other parts

The oldest H. sapiens: 300,000 years old

http://www.livescience.com/59398-oldest-homo-sapiens-fossils-discovered.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170607-ls

Complete, free report, images, links: Live sci.

Superficial venous thrombus

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1611550?query=TOC

Brief, free item, image: New Engl. j. med.

Obesity

Overweight: Global health burden

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1706095?query=OF

Full, free editorial: New Engl. j. med.

Is obesity a disease?

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(17)30191-2/fulltext?dgcid=email-usnewsletter_newsletter_number98

Free editorial, link: Lancet

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Anatomical June: June 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Getting a head

Toothed teratoma

https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2016/april/mechanics-of-a-heartbeat-are-c

Full, free essay, image, links: Live sci.

Moderate alcohol drinking and the hippocampus

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j2353

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: BMJ

More Alzheimer deaths

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-alzheimers-deaths-jump-54-percent-more-dying-at-home/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20170531

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

Not necessarily the head

Cervical spinal fusion and swallowing poorly

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1610752?query=TOC

Short, free item, images, video: New Engl. j. med.

Weight gains and pregnancy success

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2630599?resultClick=1

Free abstract: JAMA

Some new anatomical facts

http://www.sciencealert.com/9-new-facts-we-ve-learned-about-the-body

Free website: Sci. alert

Filamentous mass in left atrium

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2017-219280.full

Short, free note, linked cites., images: BMJ case rep.

 

 

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The body: May 25-June 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 25, 2017

Getting a head

Cerebral cortical changes in the newly literate adult

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/for-the-illiterate-adult-learning-to-read-produces-enormous-brain-changes/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170525

Full, free Q&A, image: Sci. Am.

Earliest hominid found?

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/european-fossils-may-belong-earliest-known-hominid

Complete, free report, images, links, refs.: New sci.

Not necessarily the head

20% of birth defects have no known cause

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j2249

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics: BMJ

Vocal cord problem? Nope: aortic aneurysm

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2016-217984.full

Short, free note, linked cites., images: BMJ case rep.

Rectal prolapse

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2017-220608.full

Brief, free item, linked cites., image: BMJ case rep.

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May morphology: May 11-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Getting a head

MRI mapping of infant brains

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39854654

Complete, free report, images, links: BBC

HR's brain in 3-D

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49407/title/Image-of-the-Day--Missing-Pieces/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=51867147&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8yxm71qP7tNs1kMPep56QPN7b4K5dNuFh9xl7-XM1n0Iz_cfsX5TLkzfmP_wmwwGVBwBFpteUj62j314BSYSWKbfoSfQ&_hsmi=51867149

Free image, link: Scientist

Brenda Milner: neuroscientist still going at 98

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/science/brenda-milner-brain-cognitive-neuroscience.html?_r=0

Full, free biography, image: NY times

Blast injury: both eardrums ruptured

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1612629?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

Abominable abdominal

Dermatology research

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49227/title/Valerie-Horsley-Gets-Under-Skin/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=51867147&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--J-zl213hBECl20cjthHQ_yHP3inSHJtNaknP7brOnc2eLL76Psr6J3U_ZT4F7R2VlZ2xU4BYMERiU_R88QFgpC-nhBw&_hsmi=51867149/

Full, free biography, links, refs.: Scientist

Reflex of the cremaster

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=The+cremasteric+reflex+and+its+muscle+%E2%80%93+a+paragon+of+ongoing+scientific+discussion:+A+systematic+review

Free abstract: Clin. anat.

Liver grows at night

http://www.sciencealert.com/the-liver-grows-by-half-during-waking-hours

Full, free essay, links: Sci. alert

Not the abdomen

Ethnic purity? Nah.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/theres-no-such-thing-pure-european-or-anyone-else

Full, free essay, images: Science

Teaching evolution

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2002255

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: PLoS biol.

Haeckel's "Phylogeny recapitulates phylogeny" Nope

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49235/title/Embryonic-Evolution-Through-Ernst-Haeckel-s-Eyes/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=51981957&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8mWEOH2LX8BLxLlgdgCdUteKhkc9o49QUcQPNv-72wcuscqcMgRJSiDGaYXIgz9nhUaIdbouEMPcnN2wd6znqXFqNtlw&_hsmi=51981957/

Complete, free report, image, links: Scientist

RBC's flowing through vessel in muscles

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=74188

Short, free explanation, image: NSF

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May anatomy: May 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Kevin Patton and He Liu

Superior parts only

Wow: brain art exhibit

http://news.columbia.edu/content/Art-of-the-Brain-and-the-Scientists-Who-Study-It

Free press release, video: Columbia U.

Hangman's fracture of the axis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1405867?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

Here and there about the body

Human development

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbvPBc4GawM&feature=youtu.be

Free video: Nat'l geo.

Billie Kimmel: Tetrology of Fallot, rare heart condition

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/billy-kimmels-rare-heart-condition-explained1/

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

Large atrial thrombus

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2017-219792.full

Short, free note, linked cites., images: BMJ case rep.

Decomposition of the dead body

http://mentalfloss.com/article/70410/what-happens-body-after-death

Free graphic: Mental floss

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