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3D-Printed Anatomy May Replace Cadavers For Medical Training
2014-07-14 13:00:31

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Three-dimensional printing may soon replace human cadavers in the study of gross human anatomy in the world's medical schools. The practice of learning on medical cadavers is a rite of passage in the medical education community that is instrumental in informing students on the complex inner workings of the muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems of the human body. Medical schools rely on good-natured individuals who bequeath...

2012-03-29 10:20:15

The pregnant ichthyosaur female from Holzmaden (Germany) that perished 182 million years ago puzzled researchers for quite some time: The skeleton of the extinct marine reptile is almost immaculately preserved and the fossilized bones of the mother animal lie largely in their anatomical position. The bones of the ichthyosaur embryos, however, are a different story: For the most part, they lie scattered outside the body of the mother. Such peculiar bone arrangements are repeatedly found in...

2012-03-19 23:03:50

Technology is changing how human anatomy can be learned, and Primal Pictures finds that some colleges are closing the cadaver lab to adopt virtual anatomy learning tools. London, UK (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 As advances in technology change how human anatomy can be viewed and learned, more colleges and universities are closing the cadaver lab and adopting virtual anatomy tools. Boise State University recently replaced its traditional human cadaver lab -- in use for anatomy students since the...

2011-07-28 18:08:58

How goods are traded, not just what is traded, is a principal consideration when deciding the legitimacy of a particular industry, according to a study recently published in Administrative Science Quarterly, a SAGE journal. This study examined commerce in human cadavers for medical education and research in the US to explore variations in trade legitimacy. The study's findings shed light on the micro-foundations of market legitimization and on the role of morals in sustaining professional...

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2009-08-17 09:45:00

In an advance toward the first portable device for detecting human bodies buried in disasters and at crime scenes, scientists today report early results from a project to establish the chemical fingerprint of death. Speaking here at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), they said a profile of the chemicals released from decomposing bodies could also lead to a valuable new addition to the forensic toolkit: An electronic device that could determine the time elapsed...

2008-06-25 18:03:07

By SHANTEE WOODARDS Staff Writer David and Trudy Simon of Glen Burnie decided to donate their bodies to medical research five years ago, regardless of what their family and friends thought. Mrs. Simon, 64, died at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in 2006, after a seven-year battle with emphysema. In keeping with her wishes, the Maryland Anatomy Board took custody of her body for use in a medical program. Now that the research has been completed, Mrs. Simon's body was cremated...

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2008-06-01 17:10:00

Although the thought of dissecting a frog, pig or rat, may make some students squeamish, animal rights activists in West Virginia are concerned about the animals themselves, and have donated a software application to Wheeling Park High School that offers virtual interactive frog dissection.  Dissecting animals "desensitizes kids. It tells them that we do not have any respect for any animal," Marilyn Grindley, a member of the Ohio County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

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2008-02-20 12:55:00

The image of the human heart floats detached in a sea of blue, its tiniest red arteries and blue veins clearly shown growing into the muscled organ like the tiny roots of a tree. With the click of a mouse, the right ventricle lights up green; another click on "apex of the heart" and the bottom tip turns purple.By this summer, thousands of similar images of every part of the body will be online in a newly digitized version of the Stanford University School of Medicine's world-renowned Bassett...

2005-11-16 16:48:24

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Halloween is long gone, but New Yorkers will be able from Saturday to pay to view a roomful of human cadavers, filleted limbs and dissected organs as part of a gruesome yet realistic exhibit on the human body. On November 19, 22 whole bodies and more than 260 organs will go on display in lower Manhattan's South Street Seaport, allowing visitors to see bodies damaged by obesity, black lungs ravaged by cigarette smoke, and close-ups of the central nervous,...

2005-08-17 17:07:49

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida state board voted on Wednesday to prohibit an exhibit of human cadavers at a Tampa museum but museum officials said they intend to go ahead with it. The exhibit of 20 preserved human bodies and 260 organs is scheduled to open on Saturday at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. But the Florida Anatomical Board voted 4-2 at a meeting on Wednesday to deny approval for the exhibit. The board regulates the distribution of cadavers for research...


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This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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