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Researcher aims to shed new light on inner workings of the retina

Researcher aims to shed new light on inner workings of the retina

One of the more studied parts of the human anatomy, the retina -- the neural layer at the back of the eye that senses light -- still has secrets to reveal. [More]
Computerized virtual haptic system for NGT placement can provide students with safe, self-paced training

Computerized virtual haptic system for NGT placement can provide students with safe, self-paced training

Nasogastric intubation, through the nostril and the throat, is an essential clinical procedure for inserting a plastic tube into the stomach for feeding or drainage. However, the placement is a blind process in which the tube may be misplaced and could lead to unexpected complications or fatal incidents. [More]
DNA sequence features predict genome-wide binding pattern of key protein involved in brain disorders

DNA sequence features predict genome-wide binding pattern of key protein involved in brain disorders

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California-Davis are combining in vivo experimentation with computation for highly accurate prediction of the genome-wide binding pattern of a key protein involved in brain disorders. [More]
Adding ultrasound or tomosynthesis to standard mammograms can detect missed cancers in dense breasts

Adding ultrasound or tomosynthesis to standard mammograms can detect missed cancers in dense breasts

Adding either tomosynthesis (a form of 3D mammography) or ultrasound scans to standard mammograms can detect breast cancers that would have been missed in women with dense breasts, according to an interim analysis of a trial comparing these two additional screening technologies. [More]
Virtual training tool may help doctors to develop their communication skills

Virtual training tool may help doctors to develop their communication skills

UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield researcher Yeshwanth Pulijala is dedicated to bringing about big improvements in medical training by harnessing the power of virtual reality and 3D technology. Now, he is part of a team that has developed the prototype for an innovative tool that will enable doctors to develop their communication skills - including the breaking of bad news - by conducting a simulated interview with a virtual patient. [More]
U-M’s Taubman Health Sciences Library reopens as transformed space for learning, teaching

U-M’s Taubman Health Sciences Library reopens as transformed space for learning, teaching

The books moved out two years ago, and the construction crews moved in. And today, the University of Michigan's Taubman Health Sciences Library reopens as a transformed space for learning, teaching and gathering. [More]
University of Manitoba professors, brain experts discuss how concussions affect the brain

University of Manitoba professors, brain experts discuss how concussions affect the brain

University of Manitoba professors and brain experts are gathering at McNally Robinson Booksellers on March 18 to have a lively, interactive panel discussion on how concussions affect the brain. [More]
NSF issues new recommendations for proper sleep durations

NSF issues new recommendations for proper sleep durations

The National Sleep Foundation, along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Official Journal of the National Sleep Foundation. [More]
Faster and more accurate method for testing new cancer drugs

Faster and more accurate method for testing new cancer drugs

Finding faster and more accurate ways to test new cancer drugs is always a priority for cancer researchers. [More]

Zebra Imaging enters into strategic partnership with Zygote Media Group

Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world's foremost provider of 3D holographic visualization technologies announced today a strategic partnership with the Zygote Media Group Inc., the industry leader in high-end 3D anatomy and biomedical models for animation and visual effects, to serve the medical and medical education markets. [More]
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]
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