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2012-05-15 21:02:42

A plastic surgeon and neurosurgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were successful in using peripheral nerve transfer to bypass a cervical spinal cord injury and restore partial function in both hands in a 71-year-old man. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of reactivation of muscles in thumb and fingers after spinal cord injury. The surgical procedures are described in the article "Nerve transfers for the restoration of hand function after spinal...

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2010-03-16 07:58:18

Augmenting the lips with grafts of muscle and connective tissue from the neck appears to result in improved appearance for at least two years, according to a report in the March/April issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Since ancient times, women have used plant dyes and colored clays to enhance their lips," the authors write as background information in the article. As an individual ages, the groove on the upper lip flattens, the white lip...

2008-12-25 09:17:37

 A study from a team of researchers including Dr. Artur Kania, Director of the Neural Circuit Development Research Unit at the IRCM, and Dr. Dayana Krawchuk, postdoctoral fellow, shows how a family of proteins present in the developing limb control nerve targeting from the spinal cord to the muscles of the limb. This discovery, co-authored by scientists from Columbia University in New York City, is published on December 26, 2008 in the journal Neuron.The nervous system is a highly...


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Depressor Supercilii muscle
2012-07-01 19:18:22

The Depressor Supercilii is a muscle of the eye in the human body. While many authoritative figures consider this muscle to be part of the orbicularis oculi, most dermatologists, ophthalmologists and plastic surgeons hold that it is a distinct muscle and has a definite, individual effect on the movement of the eyebrow and skin of the glabella. The depressor supercilii originates on the medial orbital rim, near the lacrimal bone, and inserts on the medial aspect of the bony orbit, inferior...

Occipitofrontalis Muscle
2012-07-01 19:15:31

The occipitofrontalis or epicranius is a muscle of the human skull and consists of two parts: The occipital belly, near the occipital bone, and the frontal belly, near the frontal bone. Some authorities consider this muscle to be a structure consisting of two distinct muscles: the Frontalis and the occipitalis. However, it has been classified as a single muscle by International Anatomical Terminology -- the official body of anatomical nomenclature. The occipital belly originates on the...

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