Pretty small for all that wisdom. #sofreakingcool #anatomy #imsuchaweirdo

Pretty small for all that wisdom. #sofreakingcool #anatomy #imsuchaweirdo

Good news! You can now purchase 8x10 prints of my Growth, Destruction, Rebirth I series on Etsy! Along with some other anatomy related works, and non anatomy related works.

Good news! You can now purchase 8x10 prints of my Growth, Destruction, Rebirth I series on Etsy! Along with some other anatomy related works, and non anatomy related works.

Stem cells bring back feeling for paralysed patients

neurosciencestuff:

03 September 2012 by Andy Coghlan

For the first time, people with broken spines have recovered feeling in previously paralysed areas after receiving injections of neural stem cells.

(Image: Medical Images/Getty Images)

Three people with paralysis received injections of 20 million neural stem cells directly into the injured region of their spinal cord. The cells, acquired from donated fetal brain tissue, were injected between four and eight months after the injuries happened. The patients also received a temporary course of immunosuppressive drugs to limit rejection of the cells.

None of the three felt any sensation below their nipples before the treatment. Six months after therapy, two of them had sensations of touch and heat between their chest and belly button. The third patient has not seen any change.

“The fact we’ve seen responses to light touch, heat and electrical impulses so far down in two of the patients is very unexpected,” says Stephen Huhn of StemCells, the company in Newark, California, developing and testing the treatment. “They’re really close to normal in those areas now in their sensitivity,” he adds.

“We are very intrigued to see that patients have gained considerable sensory function,” says Armin Curt of Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, where the patients were treated, and principal investigator in the trial.

The data are preliminary, but “these sensory changes suggest that the cells may be positively impacting recovery”, says Curt, who presented the results today in London at the annual meeting of the International Spinal Cord Society.

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Neuroscience: MRI images show what the brain looks like when you lose self-control

neurosciencestuff:

June 18, 2012

New pictures from the University of Iowa show what it looks like when a person runs out of patience and loses self-control.

This image shows brain activity when people exert self-control. Credit: University of Iowa

A study by University of Iowa neuroscientist and…

You guys. I finished. I am delirious and loopy and I’m sure there’s a lot wrong with it. But I am done. For now?

You guys. I finished. I am delirious and loopy and I’m sure there’s a lot wrong with it. But I am done. For now?

fyeahmedlab:

Human tongue surface, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM).



COOOL!!

fyeahmedlab:

Human tongue surface, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM).

COOOL!!
Today I’ve been featured on one of my favorite blogs, Street Anatomy. I’ve got to say I’m pretty shocked/excited about it, but also a little embarrassed because some of the pieces up there I’m really not very proud of and am kicking myself for not re-working them sooner.

Regardless, this is really exciting for me and might actually be the spout of motivation I’ve been needing to finess this series and complete it.

Today I’ve been featured on one of my favorite blogs, Street Anatomy. I’ve got to say I’m pretty shocked/excited about it, but also a little embarrassed because some of the pieces up there I’m really not very proud of and am kicking myself for not re-working them sooner.

Regardless, this is really exciting for me and might actually be the spout of motivation I’ve been needing to finess this series and complete it.

metaconscious:

Eizo, a manufacturer of medical imaging equipment, has released a revealing new calendar to promote their wares.  The Eizo X-Ray Pin-Up Calendar is at once hilarious and inventive, a most creative way of promoting their brand to their clientele and beyond.  Hats off to BUTTER, the Berlin-based advertising agency who came up with this little stroke of genius for Eizo.

(via The Coolist)