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The Rise of Anatomy, a dissection in the 14th century

The Rise of Anatomy, a dissection in the 14th century.<p>This diorama illustrates what may have taken place during a dissection in the University of Bologna in the 14th century. The body, of an executed criminal, is being studied by a group of students. An attendant waits with a bucket to take away the dissected parts. At this time, bodies could not be preserved, so dissections had to begin with the part of the body which started to decay first, the abdomen. The chest and neck were displayed next, …

Preventing Superbugs By Deactivating Antibiotics With A Flash Of Light

The popularity of antibiotics has led to mutations in bacteria that make the little buggers stronger than ever. But what if we could shut down antibiotics as soon as they're no longer needed?<p>Bacterial resistance is becoming one of the most serious problems in the medical world, and it's largely a …

X doesn't mark the spot: real shape of chromosomes revealed

Time to revise the high school biology textbooks: contrary to their typical portrayal as being precisely X-shaped, chromosomes are in fact much more complex — and much messier looking. That's the finding of a new project that relied on DNA sequencing to produce accurate 3D images of chromosomes.<p>A …

Massive science projects won't crack the code of the human brain

A lot of publicity in both the scientific and mass media was recently prompted by the huge investment that the European commission and, very soon after, the US government made in two large research projects that aim to unravel how the human brain works.<p>The European project, with the extraordinary …

Mutations linked to severe epilepsy in kids - Futurity

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) / DUKE (US) — Advanced gene technology has revealed new mutations that …

Mutations

U.S. horse association will be ordered to allow clones on registry | Reuters

(Reuters) - A U.S. horse association soon will be required to add cloned horses and their offspring to its prestigious registry, a federal judge in Texas ruled on Monday.<p>Cloned horse BS Nandubay Bicentenario and its mother Perdida Puestera (rear), are shown at a Buenos Aires' farm October 10, 2010. …

Tattoos, moles, and melanoma

When I first began to see patients with tattoos, I marveled at the novelty and variety of this “skin art.” But now that tattooing has become more …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …