Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
Human Anatomy
Blog Home All Blogs
The latest news from David Evans. If you find any errors or omissions on this site, please contact me at: devans@pct.edu

 

Search all posts for:   

 

August anatomy: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: 3 hours ago

August anatomy: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Paul Blumstein and Henriette Evans

The head

Is there really such a thing as a face mite? Yes: two species.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/tiny-mites-are-probably-crawling-all-over-your-face

Short, free item, image from Science News

Discharge from tooth to cheek skin

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1315204?query=TOC

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

Here and there about the body

Right/left handed preferences

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40868/title/On-the-Other-Hand/

Full, free article, images,references from The Scientist

Is obese the new normal?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/obesity-is-now-so-normal-that-parents-can-t-see-it-in-their-kids/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140829

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Is Flores a Down syndrome person or a hobbit?

http://news.psu.edu/story/322149/2014/08/04/research/flores-bones-show-features-down-syndrome-not-new-hobbit-human?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=08-28-2014&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release, image from Penn State

This post has not been tagged.

PermalinkComments (0)
 

Bodies beautiful: Aug. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bodies beautiful: Aug. 21-28

The brain


Do you use only 10% of your brain?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2014/08/25/get-smart-by-using-10-percent-less-of-your-brain/

Full, free blog from
Sci. Am.

An interview with Eric Kandel: Mapping the mind--
some content is frank

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/08/20/how-does-our-brain-remember-video/

Full, free story, video from Sci. Am.

Cognitive decline, strokes linked

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2014/08/25/cmaj.140147.full.pdf+html

Complete, free pdf, tables, references from
CMAJ

Postnatal growth of Australopithecus africanus brain different

http://www.livescience.com/47536-ancient-child-skull-brain-growth.html

Free, short note, image, links from LiveScience.com

Not just the head


Neanderthal, H. sapiens overlap relatively brief

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40805/title/When-the-Neanderthals-Disappeared/

Complete, free report, link to original abstract, all from The Scientist

Non-surgical options for meniscal tears as good as operation

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2014/08/25/cmaj.140433

Free abstract from
CMAJ

Is there value in doing extra autopsies?


http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26086-more-autopsies-on-a-body-dont-mean-more-answers.html

Full, free essay from New Sci.

This post has not been tagged.

PermalinkComments (0)
 

Let's look at the body: Aug. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 15, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let's look at the body: Aug. 14-21

Thanks this week to 'net detective Valerie O'Loughlin

Around and about the body

Putty kidney
http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2013-203030.full

Short, free note, images from BMJ Case Rep.

Pygymies evolved twice

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26069-african-pygmies-evolved-their-short-stature-twice.html

Full, free essay from New Sci.

Who was the original illustrator of Gray's anatomy?

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bodysphere/grays-anatomy-a-tale-of-two-doctors/5635018

Full, free essay, images, audio file from RN  of 
Australian Broadcasting Co.

A report on Anatomia Italiana, 2014

http://amasan.informz.net/admin31/content/template.asp?sid=35926&ptid=918&brandid=3960&uid=825288923&mi=3579039&ps=35926

Short, free note, links from Anatomy now


Getting a head

Here's what your face looks like under UV light

http://www.upworthy.com/what-happens-to-your-face-when-you-wear-sunscreen-might-shock-you-it-did-for-these-people?c=upw1

Complete, free video from The Upworthiest

Is the tongue really the strongest muscle in the body?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-the-tongue-is-the-strongest-muscle-in-the-body/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140815

Complete, free report from
Sci. Am.

The brain


Mirror neuron myth?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40601/title/Capsule-Reviews/

Free short book review

More aerobic exercise, bigger brains in pre-adolescents

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/physical-fitness-makes-kids-brains-bigger?et_cid=4107655&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Thalamic reticular nucleus: a switch

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/14/a-switchboard-in-the-brain-could-unlock-treatments-for-autism-and-schizophrenia/

Newspaper story, video

This post has not been tagged.

PermalinkComments (0)
 

Anatomical wonders: Aug 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 07, 2014
Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014

Anatomical wonders: Aug. 7-14

Thanks to 'net detective Anya Goldina

The head and neck


Comparing brain illustrations

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sa-visual/2014/08/13/beyond-classic-brain-illustrations-that-make-us-drool/

Complete, free report, images from
Sci. Am.

Increased risk of stroke with cervical manipulative therapy

http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/08/07/STR.0000000000000016.full.pdf+html

Full, free article, images, references from
Stroke

A "facial" caused this reaction to light


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1315566?query=TOC

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

Around and about the body


Osteogenesis imperfecta

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2013-203385.full

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

View clips of "The beauty of anatomy"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04dq8j7/episodes/guide

From the BBC

This post has not been tagged.

PermalinkComments (0)
 

Human anatomy

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 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.

This post has not been tagged.

PermalinkComments (0)
 

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

Posted By David Evans, Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This post has not been tagged.

PermalinkComments (1)
 

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.

This post has not been tagged.

PermalinkComments (0)
 

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.

This post has not been tagged.

PermalinkComments (0)