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Cadaver instruction better than computer-simulation instruction when learning human anatomy

Cadaver instruction better than computer-simulation instruction when learning human anatomy

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care. [More]
Parkinson's disease can migrate from gut to brain, shows research

Parkinson's disease can migrate from gut to brain, shows research

Parkinson's disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain's movement center. In the last decade, the question of where the disease begins has led researchers to a different part of the human anatomy. [More]
Doctor offers four important benefits of laser back surgery

Doctor offers four important benefits of laser back surgery

The spinal column is one of the most delicate and essential areas of the human body. Signals carried to and from the brain through the column control many key functions of our motor skills and nervous system. [More]

New '3D Printed Anatomy Series' can revolutionise medical education and training

The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionise medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical. [More]
Public website promotes health and science applications of 3D printing

Public website promotes health and science applications of 3D printing

The National Institutes of Health has launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. [More]
Preconditioning crush increases survival rate of motor neurons after spinal root avulsion

Preconditioning crush increases survival rate of motor neurons after spinal root avulsion

A previous study showed that, 1 week after avulsion of the spinal nerve root, small motor neurons (< 500 μm2) negative for 27 kDa heat shock protein (HSP27) immunoreactivity died and only large (> 500 μm2) HSP27-positive motor neurons survived in the spinal cord ventral horn. [More]
Glial cells promise as new target to modulate retinal synaptic plasticity after retinal injury

Glial cells promise as new target to modulate retinal synaptic plasticity after retinal injury

Different types of retinal damage could induce plastic changes of retinal synapses, which might precede the serious damage of neuron soma. [More]
AAA announces 2014 award winners in the field of anatomy

AAA announces 2014 award winners in the field of anatomy

The American Association of Anatomists is honored to announce its 2014 award winners. All awards will be presented during the Closing Awards Ceremony being held at the San Diego Marriott Hotel on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. during AAA's 2014 Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology. [More]
Study: Ginsenoside Rb1 attenuates neuronal damage following cerebral ischemia

Study: Ginsenoside Rb1 attenuates neuronal damage following cerebral ischemia

Activated microglia-mediated inflammation promotes neuronal damage under cerebral hypoxic-ischemic conditions, so it is likely that inhibiting hypoxia-induced activation of microglia will alleviate neuronal damage. [More]
Researchers review influence of lipid rafts on progression of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers review influence of lipid rafts on progression of Alzheimer's disease

Research over decades has implicated aberrant autophagy and lysosomal function as reliable markers and therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases. [More]
Elsevier launches medical reference and learning platforms for clinicians, students

Elsevier launches medical reference and learning platforms for clinicians, students

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the fully redesigned Expert Consult and Student Consult, its two medical reference and learning platforms, now powered by Inkling, the creator of engaging, intuitive digital books for some of the world's most respected publishers. [More]
UCLA study uncovers biological clock that may shed light on why our bodies age

UCLA study uncovers biological clock that may shed light on why our bodies age

Everyone grows older, but scientists don't really understand why. Now a UCLA study has uncovered a biological clock embedded in our genomes that may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process. [More]
New research identifies internal timepiece that accurately gauge age of human organs and tissues

New research identifies internal timepiece that accurately gauge age of human organs and tissues

​Everyone grows older, but scientists don't really understand why. Now a UCLA study has uncovered a biological clock embedded in our genomes that may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process. [More]

Next Dimension Imaging releases AnatomyLab IV product based on 3D-View architecture

Next Dimension Imaging, a leading provider of Medical Education software for the Anatomy of the human body has announced the release of its new product AnatomyLab IV. Based on a new multi-million-polygon 3D-model, the product combines information technology with 3-dimensional anatomical visualization. [More]
New type of gastric sleeve blocks food absorption, may help target obesity epidemic

New type of gastric sleeve blocks food absorption, may help target obesity epidemic

​The rapidly growing obesity epidemic and its complications are estimated to cost the American economy over $140 billion annually due to loss of productivity and medical complications. Attempts to solve this problem using weight loss programs have thus far failed due to low compliance. [More]
Sericin can decrease blood glucose levels and alleviate diabetic hippocampal damage

Sericin can decrease blood glucose levels and alleviate diabetic hippocampal damage

Preliminary studies by Dr. Zhihong Chen and colleagues from Chengde Medical College have shown that sericin might improve aberrant Akt signaling, decrease heme oxygenase-1 expression in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex, and reduce the apoptosis of hippocampal neurons in diabetic rats, thus protecting the nervous system. [More]

Elsevier announces winner of first Netter Atlas Medical Illustration Contest

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the winner of the first Netter Atlas Medical Illustration Contest. [More]
St. Luke's unveils Discovery IGS 730 Hybrid OR from GE Healthcare

St. Luke's unveils Discovery IGS 730 Hybrid OR from GE Healthcare

St. Luke's University Hospital unveiled the Discovery IGS 730 Hybrid OR from GE Healthcare today, becoming the first hospital in the United States to offer this exciting new technology. [More]
Study reveals key chemical process that corrects potential visual errors in low-light conditions

Study reveals key chemical process that corrects potential visual errors in low-light conditions

On the road at night or on a tennis court at dusk, the eye can be deceived. Vision is not as sharp as in the light of day, and detecting a bicyclist on the road or a careening tennis ball can be tough. [More]
Study finds differences and similarities between iPSCs and cancer cells

Study finds differences and similarities between iPSCs and cancer cells

UC Davis investigators have found new evidence that a promising type of stem cell now being considered for a variety of disease therapies is very similar to the type of cells that give rise to cancer. The findings suggest that although the cells -- known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) -- show substantial promise as a source of replacement cells and tissues to treat injuries, disease and chronic conditions, scientists and physicians must move cautiously with any clinical use because iPSCs could also cause malignant cancer. [More]