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The Wellcome Collections Unveils Their New Exhibition Brains
2015-03-11 12:06:31

Donating your brain to science is a little taboo. We delve into why people think this and why science needs a steady stream of brains.

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2015-02-03 09:41:00

Prior to the 18th century, human anatomy and physiology was still largely unknown. But with the Enlightenment came a new desire for understanding, and the rise of a dark industry: Body-snatching.

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

Experts from Australia's Monash University have developed a new training kit that consists of anatomical body parts all created by the relatively new practice of 3D printing. This innovation will likely find excellent practical use in medical schools currently employing the use of human cadavers in their course of study.

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.

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,

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.

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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

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.

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2008-06-01 17:10:00

Currently 14 states, including Virginia and Maryland, have laws allowing biology students to opt out of dissection without jeopardizing their grades. These mandates are driving interest in virtual dissection as a viable alternative for teaching anatomy.

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2008-02-20 12:55:00

By this summer, thousands of 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 collection of human dissection.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]