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Meat consumption contributing to global obesity
Should we be warning consumers about over-consumption of meat as well as sugar? (2016-08-01)
American Association of Anatomists 2014 award winners
The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) is honored to announce its 2014 award winners. (2014-04-15)
Signaling pathway for ginsenoside Rb1 promoting hippocampal neuronal neurite outgrowth
The main pathological changes of Alzheimer's disease include amyloid-beta protein-induced hippocampal neuronal injury and neurite outgrowth impairment. (2014-07-14)
How the brain's involved in wanting and having sex
A new review looks at how the brain impacts the sequence of physical and emotional changes that occur as a person participates in sexually stimulating activities. (2015-03-02)
First functional fish head joint discovered in deep-sea dragonfishes in museum collections
Scientists with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the French Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle are the first to describe and illustrate an evolutionary novelty among fishes -- a unique, flexible connection between the skull and vertebral column in barbeled dragonfishes, a group of closely related deep-sea predatory fishes. (2017-02-01)
Study amplifies understanding of hearing in baleen whales
For decades, scientists have known that dolphins and other toothed whales have specialized fats associated with their jaws, which efficiently convey sound waves from the ocean to their ears. (2012-04-17)
Discovery of 1.4 million-year-old fossil human hand bone closes human evolution gap
A University of Missouri researcher and her international team of colleagues have found a new hand bone from a human ancestor who roamed the earth in East Africa approximately 1.42 million years ago. (2013-12-16)
Why do schizophrenics smoke?
Eighty to ninety percent of schizophrenics smoke. In a new research article in the upcoming issue of Molecular Psychiatry (Nature Publishing Group), researchers in Canada investigate the mechanism by which the rewarding properties of nicotine may be enhanced. (2003-02-13)
Discovering a diamondback moth: Overlooked diversity in a global pest
A new species of diamondback moth has been discovered in Australia. (2013-08-29)
New imaging method makes gall bladder removals, other procedures more safe
UCLA researchers have discovered an optimal way to image the bile ducts during gallbladder removal surgeries using a tested and safe dye and a real-time near-infrared florescence laparoscopic camera, (2016-03-10)
Infant bodies were 'prized' by 19th century anatomists, study suggests
A study of the University of Cambridge anatomy collection dating from the 1700s and 1800s shows how the bodies of stillborn fetuses and babies were valued for research into human development, and preserved as important teaching aids. (2016-06-30)
American Association of Anatomists approves guidelines for body donation programs
The Board of Directors of the American Association of Anatomists has approved a set of guidelines to govern programs accepting the donation of bodies for education and biomedical research. (2010-03-10)
Impact of iPad® on radiology residents' daily clinical duties is limited, study suggests
While the iPad® is being used for intraoperative procedure guidance, percutaneous procedure planning, and mobile interpretation of some imaging examinations, the majority of radiology residents are using it primarily as an educational tool, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. (2013-06-26)
3-D printed heart could reduce heart surgeries in children
Being able to practice on a model heart allows doctors to optimize the interventional procedure pre-operatively. (2014-12-05)
Newborn dinosaur discovered in Maryland
No, this isn't Jurassic Park. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with help from an amateur fossil hunter in College Park, Md., have described the fossil of an armored dinosaur hatchling. (2011-09-14)
Press registration now open for Transcatheter Valve Therapies
Press registration is now open for Transcatheter Valve Therapies: An Advanced Scientific and Clinical Workshop (with LAA Occlusion). (2012-05-02)
Beetroot beneficial for athletes and heart failure patients, research finds
Researchers find the nitrate in beetroot targets fast-twitch muscles, increasing the blood flow to muscles that receive less oxygen. (2014-10-23)
Penn addictions expert, Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD, receives prestigious, international honor
Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD, Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Director, Center for the Study of Addictions at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director of Psychiatric Research at the Philadelphia Veteran's Administration Medical Center (VAMC), has been invited by the Academisch Medisch Centrum (Academic Medical Center) and the University of Amsterdam in Holland to present The Anatomy Lesson - a tradition dating back to the 16th century. (2004-11-15)
Bat researchers no longer flying blind on echolocation
Researchers at the University of Western Ontario (Western) led an international and multidisciplinary study using micro-computed tomography systems to shed new light on the way bats echolocate. (2010-01-24)
Tiny ancient fossil from Spain shows birds flew over the heads of dinosaurs
A new discovery published in the journal Scientific Reports documents the intricate arrangement of the muscles and ligaments that controlled the main feathers of the wing of an ancient bird, supporting the notion that at least some of the most ancient birds performed aerodynamic feats in a fashion similar to those of many living birds. (2015-10-06)
New technique in robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy
Stress urinary incontinence is one of the most feared complications of radical prostatectomy. (2010-08-02)
Leading anthropologist Professor Lee Berger to give Kent's 2016 Stirling Lecture
The University of Kent's 2016 Stirling Lecture will be given by world renowned American-born South African paleoanthropologist Professor Lee Berger, University of Witwatersrand, on Tuesday Nov. (2016-11-03)
Newly discovered 'scarecrow' gene might trigger big boost in food production
With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050, humanity faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water, fertilizer and arable land as today. (2013-01-24)
Radiologists play key role in successful bariatric procedures
With the increase of obesity in the last 50 years, bariatric surgeries are becoming a common solution for tackling this epidemic. (2012-04-28)
Concurrent PET/CT for radiation therapy planning shows promise over separate PET and CT
Using concurrent PET/CT may improve the accuracy of imaging for radiation therapy treatment planning by decreasing errors caused by organ motion, says a new study by researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2006-05-01)
Brain's Serotonin System Declines With Age Shows UPMC Research
The serotonin system, an aspect of the brain's neurochemical structure associated with behavior and mood, has been shown to substantially decline with age, according to research with living humans ages 18-76 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health and presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans. (1997-11-04)
American Association of Anatomists awards lifetime achievement in the anatomical sciences
American Association of Anatomists awards lifetime achievement in the anatomical sciences at its annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2015 in Boston, Mass., March 28-April 1. (2015-03-24)
Neural crest stem cells in skin could provide alternative to embryonic stem cell use
Cell replacement therapy offers a novel and powerful medical technology. (2004-12-09)
Dolphins use diplomacy in their communication
A Spanish researcher and a Paraguayan scientist have presented the most complete and detailed European study into the repertoire of sounds used by bottlenose dolphins to communicate. (2010-06-09)
Gene discovery reveals a critical protein's function in hearing
Discovery of a deafness-causing gene defect in mice has helped identify a new protein that protects sensory cells in the ear, according to a study led by University of Iowa researchers. (2009-08-21)
Straightening out koala kinks
A young Australian zookeeper is conducting a study on scoliosis in koalas, the animals that arguably best represent Australia to overseas tourists. (2001-09-03)
What shapes a bone?
Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that use over time and not just genetics informs the structure of jaw bones in human populations. (2011-08-05)
Why can't monkeys speak?
Monkeys and apes are unable to learn new vocalizations, and for decades it has been widely believed that this inability results from limitations of their vocal anatomy: larynx, tongue and lips. (2016-12-09)
Cyborgs closer to becoming a reality of human evolution
Our excitement with and rapid uptake of technology -- and the growing opportunities for artificial brain enhancement -- are putting humans more firmly on the path to becoming cyborgs, according to evolution experts from the University of Adelaide. (2016-05-27)
BU professor receives Excellence in Education Award from AMSER
Kitt Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D., has received the 2016 Alliance of Medical Students Educators in Radiology (AMSER) Excellence in Education Award, which honors an educator who has made outstanding contributions in medical student radiology education. (2016-04-06)
Association discovered between atrial fibrillation and reduced frontal lobe brain volumes
According to a recent Framingham Heart Study, people who experience the heart arrhythmia atrial fibrillation, may also suffer from a smaller brain, specifically reduced frontal lobe volume. (2016-07-11)
University of Huddersfield and University of Pisa team up to find Peruvian mummy secrets
The mummified bodies of Peruvians who died up to 1,000 years ago will yield up their secrets, thanks to a prestigious research project by the University of Huddersfield's Dr Stefano Vanin and two of his students in collaboration with the University of Pisa and the Ancient World Society. (2013-04-18)
World's 'better' countries have higher rates of cancer
The world's 'better' countries, with greater access to healthcare, experience much higher rates of cancer incidence than the world's 'worse off' countries, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. (2017-10-11)
Study identifies energy efficiency as reason for evolution of upright walking
A new study provides support for the hypothesis that walking on two legs, or bipedalism, evolved because it used less energy than quadrupedal knucklewalking. (2007-07-16)
An app for your brain: new educational tool developed by U-M doctor
With a new application developed by a U-M neurologist, better understanding of the anatomy of the peripheral nervous system can be found right on your iPhone. (2011-07-12)
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