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Medicine's clever dummies are still needed

Known initially as machines or contrivances, and later as manikins, phantoms, robots or dummies, ingenious models of human anatomy have been used for 'hands-on' medical teaching for hundreds of years.

Medical research

Why count stools in the human microbiome?

Last week, a not-yet-accepted-for-publication paper challenged the long-held view that bacterial cells outnumber human cells in a body 10 to 1. As "rewriting the textbooks" fueled media attention, I took a look, because I ...

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The man who revolutionized our knowledge of the human body

December 31, 2014 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important figures in the history of medicine. He authored one of the most elegant and influential books in scientific history. His investigations ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut

Parkinson's disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain's movement center. In the last decade, the question of where the disease begins has led researchers to a different part of the human anatomy. In 2003, ...

Surgery

New medical device performs surface imaging in surgery

Surgery is not for the faint of heart. Armed with a steady hand, extensive knowledge of human anatomy, and first-hand experience, a surgeon's task leaves very little room for error. Designed with a surgeon's mind and unique ...

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Testes size correlates with men's involvement in toddler care

Men with smaller testes than others are more likely to be involved in hands-on care of their toddlers, a new study conducted by anthropologists at Emory University finds. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...

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