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New technique improves outcome for living donor liver transplants
The University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) is one of only a few centers in Canada that perform living donor liver transplantation, a surgical procedure developed in the late 1980s that expands the organ donor pool. About 80 liver transplants are done a year in Alberta, 10 of those being living-donor. View News Article (2008-03-19)

What can magnetic resonance tractography teach us about human brain anatomy?
Magnetic resonance tractography (MRT) is a valuable, noninvasive imaging tool for studying human brain anatomy and, as MRT methods and technologies advance, has the potential to yield new and illuminating information on brain activity and connectivity. View News Article (2011-09-27)

Brain anatomy of dyslexia is not the same in men and women, boys and girls
Using MRI, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center found significant differences in brain anatomy when comparing men and women with dyslexia to their non-dyslexic control groups, suggesting that the disorder may have a different brain-based manifestation based on sex.  View News Article (2013-05-09)

Molecules identified that help propel cancer metastasis
For many types of cancer, the original tumor itself is usually not deadly. Instead, it's the spread of a tiny subpopulation of cells from the primary tumor to other parts of the body-the process known as metastasis-that all too often kills the patient. View News Article (2011-04-08)

Researchers identify technique that improves ACL surgery
Surgeons from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York have identified a drilling technique that improves the outcome of surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). View News Article (2009-07-10)

3D printed anatomy to mark a new era for medical training
The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionise medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical. View News Article (2014-07-14)

Researchers explore 3-D microsurgical anatomy of brainstem
A study using intricate fiber dissection techniques provides new insights into the deep anatomy of the human brainstem--and helps to define "safe entry zones" for neurosurgeons performing brainstem surgery. View News Article (2014-12-02)

Experts map surgical approaches for auditory brainstem implantation
A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can't benefit from cochlear implants. View News Article (2015-05-22)

Research reveals insights on how ancient reptiles adapted to life in water
The world's first study into the brain anatomy of a marine reptile that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs sheds light on how the reptilian brain adapted to life in the oceans. View News Article (2015-06-16)

UK Anatomy Software Scoops EuroPrix Multimedia Prize for Learning and e-Education
The DTI's UKISHELP support service (UK Information Society Help - has revealed that UK-based Primal Pictures` 3D Anatomy Series has won the EuroPrix Prize for Learning and e-Education. Primal Pictures ( won the award at a gala presentation in Lisbon after being voted the best education product in Europe by a jury of users and educators. EuroPrix is... View News Article (2002-01-04)

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