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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...

2014-04-18 12:36:49

Researchers from Yale School of Medicine and Celera Diagnostics have confirmed the significance of a genetic variant that substantially increases the risk of a frequently fatal thoracic aortic dissection or full rupture. The study appears online in PLOS ONE. Thoracic aortic aneurysms, or bulges in the artery wall, can develop without pain or other symptoms. If they lead to a tear — dissection — or full rupture, the patient will often die without immediate treatment. Therefore, better...

2014-03-05 23:29:04

Animal ethics groups offer Froguts virtual dissection software to schools throughout India. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Froguts, the only provider of subscription-based dissection simulations and labs for K-12 and higher education, is now being offered to schools by leading animal rights groups in India in an effort to fulfill country-wide governmental guidelines banning the use of animal dissection in schools, universities, and colleges. This is a major step towards implementing...

2013-06-18 23:26:23

The Froguts Frog Dissection App is now available for Android Devices in the Google Play Store. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Froguts, a leading developer of virtual biology dissections and labs has just released the first ever virtual frog dissection App for Google Nexus Tablets and Phones. The Android App called "Froguts Frog Dissection" is the first virtual frog dissection to work on a Android device. "The App engages users with 3D models, interactive tools and a level of...

2013-05-15 23:29:46

The Froguts Frog Dissection App is a Featured App in the Education Category of The Apple iTunes Store Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Froguts, a leading developer of virtual biology dissections and labs has just released the first ever virtual dissection App for the iPhone. An iPad version is also available and now featured in the iTunes Education Store. The iPhone App called "Froguts Frog Dissection for iPhone" is the first virtual dissection to work on an iPhone. "Both the...

2012-03-26 09:57:46

Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital discovered that blockages in the right coronary artery and those in bending areas of the coronary artery are the most common places for dissection, a tear in the artery that can occur during balloon angioplasty of the coronary arteries. They will present their findings at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting in Chicago on Saturday, March 24 at 9 AM. A 'controlled tear' is the mechanism by which angioplasty dilates the...

2012-03-08 15:00:00

Medical students preview AnatomyOne, the first online resource to combine all the resources needed to master anatomy. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Amirsys® today delivered a preview of AnatomyOne to medical students at the AMSA annual meeting in Houston, Texas. AnatomyOne is the first online resource to combine all the resources students need to master anatomy. AnatomyOne provides a comprehensive, integrated learning experience designed to help students grasp concepts more...

Image 1 - Long Bone Shape: A Family Affair
2011-10-04 11:32:52

Although humans and chimpanzees move quite differently, muscle attachment sites at their thighbones are similar. This result, which has recently been published by anthropologists of Zurich University in the scientific journal "Anatomical Record", has major consequences for the interpretation of fossil hominin finds. PhD student Naoki Morimoto, member of the Computer-Assisted Paleoanthropology group of Ch. Zollikofer and M. Ponce de León, and junior author of the study, was...

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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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