Category Archives: Speciality

Inguinal Hernia Anatomy

An inguinal hernia occurs when soft tissue protrudes through the abdominal muscles. The soft tissue can be part of the intestine or part of the membrane that’s around the abdominal cavity (omentum). The bulge can be quite painful, especially when you lift heavy objects, cough, or bend over. It gets worse when standing and feels… Read More »

New Tool For Medical Students’ Anatomy Lessons – A Virtual Scalpel

Dr. Kathryn Darras, radiology resident; Claudia Krebs, Professor of Teaching, department of cellular and physiological sciences; Dr. Bruce Forster, Professor and Head, department of radiology, with the anatomy visualization table. First-year medical students at the University of British Columbia will begin using a state-of-the-art touch-screen table that displays detailed images of internal anatomy that can… Read More »

Plastic Realistic: Medical Students To Use Plastinated Human Bodies For Anatomy Learning

Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) new medical school will be pioneering the use of plastinated bodies for medical education in Singapore. Plastinated bodies are human bodies which people have pledged towards the learning and advancement of science upon their death and are preserved through plastination. These human bodies are preserved by replacing the fat and water… Read More »

It’s Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that’s been hiding in plain sight in our digestive system this whole time. Although we now know about the structure of this new organ, its function is still poorly understood, and studying it could be the key to better understanding and treatment of abdominal and… Read More »

Frank Netter, MD: The Michelangelo of Medicine

  A new biography tells the story of one of the most influential doctors of the past century, and his evolution as an artist. To generations of medical students, from mine to the present, the name Frank Netter has a magical connotation. He was the doctor who drew the remarkably lifelike images that we all… Read More »