3-D printed anatomy kit is now available
A unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing is now available for medical students to use worldwide.
Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy
Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications ...
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.
Computer gender-perception a valuable tool
Computers can mimic human perception of gender, according to new research published in the prestigious international journal PLOS One.
The science of anatomy is undergoing a revival
Only two decades ago, when I was starting my PhD studies at the University of California in Berkeley, there was talk about the death of anatomy as a research subject. That hasn't happened. Instead the science ...
The dissector and the draughtsman
Between 1831 and 1854, the French anatomist Jean-Marc Bourgery and his compatriot Nicolas-Henri Jacob, a versatile artist, produced a richly illustrated and ground-breaking medical textbook. The "Traité ...
Scientists claim new glasses-free 3D for cellphone (w/ video)
Fancy watching a movie on your mobile phone, where figures leap out from the screen in 3D, rather as Princess Leia did in that scene from "Star Wars"? That's the claim made by US researchers, who on Wednesday ...
New book connects the human community to its cosmic roots
The 1969 "Woodstock" song by Joni Mitchell, it turns out, was onto something: "We are stardust / billion-year-old carbon."
Station spinal ultrasounds seeking why astronauts grow taller in space
(Phys.org)—Did you ever wish you could be just a teensy bit taller? Well, if you spend a few months in space, you could get your wish—temporarily. It is a commonly known fact that astronauts living aboard ...
Face-to-face with an ancient human
A reconstruction based on the skull of Norway's best-preserved Stone Age skeleton makes it possible to study the features of a boy who lived outside Stavanger 7,500 years ago.
Precuneus region of human and monkey brain is divided into 4 distinct regions
A study published this week in PNAS provides a comprehensive comparative functional anatomy study in human and monkey brains which reveals highly similar brain networks preserved across evolution.
iPhone the body electric: New 'apps' visualize human anatomy
University of Utah researchers created new iPhone programs - known as applications or "apps" - to help scientists, students, doctors and patients study the human body, evaluate medical problems and analyze ...