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Today's anatomical science: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 28, 2015
Updated: 17 hours ago

Today's anatomy: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Thanks to 'net detective Betsy Ott

The nervous system

New retinal connections revealed with "Brainbow"

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/08/brainbow-reveals-surprising-data-about-visual-connections-brain?et_cid=4774850&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Sign language and speech processed in same area

http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1307538-american-sign-language-is-a-language-researchers-prove

Full, free story from Halifax Herald News

Development

Origins of the placenta

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43618/title/The-Prescient-Placenta/

Full, free Q&A, images, references from The Scientist

Do lymph vessels arise from the yolk sac or veins?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43550/title/Rethinking-Lymphatic-Development/

Complete, free report, images, references from The Scientist

Around and about the body

Hernia of the obturator

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-212239.full

Short, free note, CT, linked citations from BMJ Case Rep.

HAPSters: Join the Am. Assoc. Anatom. at a discount

http://www.anatomy.org/

Website

 

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Progress in anatomy: Aug. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Progress in anatomy: Aug. 20-27

Thanks to 'net detective Gary-Heiko Heisermann

Brain

‚ÄčPathways related to basal ganglia seen

http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2015/august/basal-ganglia-pathways.html

Press release, images, links from Carnegie Mellon Univ.

He left football because of concussion worries

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/13463272/how-former-san-francisco-49ers-chris-borland-retirement-change-nfl-forever

Complete, free story, video from ESPN

Exercise, supplements for dementia? Not so much

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2429712

Complete, free report, linked citations, graphics from JAMA

47 million with dementia worldwide now

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/report-nearly-47-million-people-now-have-dementia-0?et_cid=4766730&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Brief, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Elsewhere in the head

Papules in the mucosa

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1412999?query=TOC

Short, note, image from New Engl. j. Med.

Appendicular skeleton

Ancient phalanx from a hominin

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0818/What-a-fossil-pinky-reveals-about-human-evolution

Complete, free article, images, linked citations from Nature

Worm cysts in bones

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-211697.full

Short, free note, images, linked citations from BMJ Case Rep.

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August anatomy: Aug. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Monday, August 17, 2015

August anatomy: Aug. 13-20

Thanks to 'net detective Miranda Byse

Possibly normal

Have you checked out these case studies?

http://www.lifescitrc.org/collection.cfm?collectionID=2802

Free site from LifeSciTRC

Bikes, not chairs, to combat fat!

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/08/pedaling-fat-away?et_cid=4739838&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R & D Mag.

Damaged bodies

Hidden frontal lobe damage in IED survivors

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/13/us-usa-veterans-brains-idUSKCN0QI21I20150813

Complete, free report from Reuters

Blocked bile duct due to toxin

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43547/title/Silence-of-the-Lambs/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Serious abdominal symptoms

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1413283?query=TOC

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

Skin calcifications

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-211142.full

Brief, free item, images, linked citations from BMJ Case Rep.

 

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Modern anatomy: Aug. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 06, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Modern anatomy: Aug. 6-13

The head

Giant cerebral aneurysm

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1413193?query=TOC

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

Better imaging: brain not so crowded

http://admin.rdmag.com/news/2015/08/brain-isnt-cramped-we-thought?et_cid=4734243&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from R&D Mag.

Lobotomy

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2014-208767.full

Brief, free item, images, linked citations from BMJ Case Rep.

Not the head

Significant weight loss from only exercise? Nope.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-you-lose-weight-with-exercise-alone1/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150811

Free Q&A, links from Sci. Am.

Long-term metabolic benefits of sleeve gastroectomy?

http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2422341

Free abstract from JAMA Surg.

Destruction of distal phalanges

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1311597?query=TOC

Brief, free item, radiograms from New Engl. Med.

 

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The human body: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The human body: July 30-Aug. 6

The head

New section of human hair characterized

http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-beta-keratin-human-hair-structure-03077.html

Complete, free report EM from Sci. News

Bumpy tongue

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1411222?query=TOC

Short, note, image from New Engl. j. Med.

Crossed eyes and 13 more myths about the body

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/14-common-myths-about-the-body-unraveled/ss-AA2gnM4?ocid=iehp#image=2

Free slideshow from MSN

Other parts

The placenta project

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43618/title/The-Prescient-Placenta/

Complete, free report, images, references from The Scientist

Interactive class activity: evolution of lactose tolerance

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/natural-selection-lactose-tolerance?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=c0a941bf4b-Biointeractive_News_Vol_538_3_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-c0a941bf4b-69325713

Free video from HHMI


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Anatomy update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Anatomy update: July 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective Shawn Parcells

Head and neck

The unique human brain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-makes-a-human-brain-unique/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150727

Complete, free report, image from Sci. Am.

Stick through the neck!

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1412571?query=TOC

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

Cervical menigecele

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1408098?query=TOC

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

Other parts

Tubal pregnancies opposite the corpus luteum

http://www.hapsweb.org/members/blog_post.asp?blog=1074642&id=222669

Free abstract from Acta Obstet. Gynocol. Scand.

Tommy John surgery pitcher speaks about the operation

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/baseball-great-thanks-tommy-john-surgery-decries-its-frequency/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150728

Short, free item, audio file, links from Sci. Am.

 

 

 

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Hot summer of anatomy: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 20, 2015

Hot summer of anatomy: July 16-23

Thanks to 'net detective Rachel Hopp

Holograms to teach anatomy

http://thedaily.case.edu/news/microsoft-highlights-cwru-cleveland-clinic-partnership-in-new-video/

Free video from Cleveland Clinic

Differences in brain trauma recovery? Different wiring

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/study-differences-brain-wiring-responsible-different-trauma-recoveries?et_cid=4678124&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, links from Drug discov. & develop.

Cerebrum-like nevus on scalp

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1412178?query=TOC

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

Obese and want to lose weight? Odds are against you

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302773

Complete, free report from Am. j. Pub. Health

 

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Summer science: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 10, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer science: July 9-16

A cyst on the wrist

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2014-207758.full

Full, free essay, images, linked citations from BMJ Case Rep.

The case of the woman with the three ventricles

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-211597.full

Complete, free report, images, linked citations from BMJ Case Rep.

The mysteries of the brain: visual processing

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78911

Press release, video from NSF

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Beautiful bodies: July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Beautiful bodies: July 2-9

Thanks to 'net detective Gary-Heiko Heisermann

Head and neck

Narrowing below the glottis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1404785?query=TOC

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

Where did we get the eardrum?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-100-year-debate-about-the-eardrum-comes-to-an-end/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150706

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Early Homo sp. from Ethiopia

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78837

Press release, slide show from NSF

Brains only

Cinema anatomy: Inside out

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/06/24/what-an-animated-movie-about-feelings-gets-right-about-the-brain/

Complete, free report, video, images from Washington Post

"Glassbrain"

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78811&from=mmg

Slide show from NSF

Hitler and parkinsonism

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/hitler-had-diseased-brain-caused-his-downfall?et_cid=4660050&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, links from Biosci. Tech.

Other parts

Polyarthritis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1410743?query=TOC

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


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Wonderful anatomy: June 25-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 25, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wonderful anatomy: June 25-July 2

The neck

Addition to the thyroid

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-210307.full

Full, free essay, images, linked citations from BMJ Case Rep.

Consequences of cervical vertebral growths

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-210654.full

Complete, free report, images, linked citations from BMJ Case Rep.

The head

Do your ears hurt when you fly? Here's why:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/frontiers-for-young-minds/no-wonder-my-ears-hurt-when-flying/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150630

Full, free blog, images, video from Sci. Am.

Are women more likely to develop Alzheimer?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/scientists-look-why-most-alzheimers-patients-are-women?et_cid=4649267&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug. discov. & develop.

Thinking test may predict Alzheimer years ahead

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/low-scores-memory-and-thinking-tests-may-signal-alzheimers-earlier-thought?et_cid=4648908&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Language area mapping of brain may need redrawing

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/redrawing-language-map-brain?et_cid=4645416&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Odd head shape for baby clue to rare issue

https://gma.yahoo.com/infants-unusual-head-shape-reveals-dangerous-condition-192533298--abc-news-wellness.html?nwltr=icymi_gma_headline

Complete, free report, links, video from ABC News

Other parts

Skin lesions

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1406555?query=TOC

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

Film: Great transitions: The origins of humans

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/film-guides-origin-humans?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=2ee7c31502-BioInteractive_News_Vol_506_22_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-2ee7c31502-69325713

Website from HHMI


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