Latest Human rib cage Stories

2010-04-27 12:15:00

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia researchers reveal process of making ribs Like all vertebrates, snakes, mice and humans have in common a skeleton made of segments, the vertebrae. But a snake has between 200-400 ribs extending from all vertebrae, from the neck to the tail-end, whereas mice have only 13 pairs of ribs, and humans have 12 pairs, in both cases making up the ribcage. In the latest issue of Developmental Cell(*), researchers from the Instituto Gulbenkian de...

2010-03-29 06:59:06

Technique replaces invasive technique used to correct pectus carinatum or 'pigeon chest' A new minimally invasive surgery to correct a chest wall deformity -- often known as pigeon chest -- was demonstrated Friday at an international conference attended by surgeons from the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Chile, Panama, Puerto Rico, Germany, Spain and Russia. Technically known as pectus carinatum, the condition causes the chest wall to protrude outward, giving the patient's chest the appearance of...

2009-04-15 16:12:35

St. Louis put ace right hander Chris Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained left rib cage muscle. The oft-injured Carpenter, the 2007 National League Cy Young Award winner, hurt himself in the fourth inning of Tuesday's 7-6 loss to Arizona while swinging a bat. I felt it a little bit in that swing and every warm-up pitch (in the fifth) got worse and worse, he said. No matter what happened in the game, the important thing is it looks like he is going to be out...

2008-06-18 12:00:21

By Joe Dwinell, Boston Herald Jun. 18--WOBURN -- A Medford detective testified this morning a laptop seized from Neil Entwistle's home was used to check out an online site that spells out a knife blow "in the rib cage" is a quick kill. Det. Lawrence James, taking the stand in the ninth day of testimony in this double-murder case in Middlesex Superior Court, said the user "ent" visited a G4TV.com forum looking for advice on "how to kill with a knife." That site, the detective said, shows...

Word of the Day
  • 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.