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Stretching The Boundaries Of Cell Biology - Science Friday


Science Friday
Throughout their lifetimes, the cells in our bodies have a number of decisions to make. Should they divide and multiply? If they're stem cells, what kind of tissue or cell should they become? And, sooner or later, should they die? In order to make ...

Stem cell scientists chew on the mysteries of jaw development - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
In the study published in Developmental Cell, first author Lindsey Barske and colleagues report that two related genes, called Nr2f2 and Nr2f5, pattern the jaw by regulating the timing by which stem cells generate skeletal cells. As in our bodies, the ...

Starting very small on the long path to rebuilding broken bodies - Stanford University News


Stanford University News
In a recent paper published in the journal Science, Dunn; William Weis, a professor of structural biology and of molecular and cellular physiology; and their lab members Derek Huang and Nick Bax and postdoc Craig Buckley provide a hint in the form of a ...

Amazing Bodies: Plastination

Adelaide - Australia

Plastination is an innovative process developed in 1977 by German doctor, Gunther von Hagens. Natural body fluids and fats are replaced with special plastics, making the cadaver virtually incapable of decaying.The resulting preserved specimens remain odourless and completely dry. You could probably think of them as modern day mummies! This method of preservation ensures that all pathogens, bacteria and viruses that may occur in a body are totally destroyed, leaving a perfectly sterile and safe specimen for educational purposes.

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Bodies The Exhibitions
United States

Since the earliest efforts of ancient Egyptians to distinguish individual organs, humankind has been fascinated with uncovering the secrets of the human body. The study of human anatomy remains a cornerstone of medical education. BODIES...The Exhibition provides millions of visitors around the world with unprecedented access to anatomical detail historically only available to medical professionals. BODIES...The Exhibition offers an intimate and i

Exploratorium: Revealing Bodies
United States

Looks at the way imagery has changed the way we look at our bodies, drawing from many times and cultures.

Cryonics Over Dead Geeks' Bodies
United States

Wired News article by Michelle Delio, based on an interview with Heather Pringle, author of the new book: "The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession and the Everlasting Dead".

HC BIOVISION - Plastination
Germany

Plastination and anatomical preparation, plastinated anatomy specimens, trial plastinates, scientific preparation, anatomy art, vhorst photographs, custom made specimens, projects and consulting about plastination, biological tissue, etc.

Institut für Plastination
Germany

Provides information on the preservation process, the Body Worlds (K?rperwelten) exhibit of artistically plastinated human bodies, and quotes from body donors.

Plastination in Teaching
Switzerland

Information, methodology, and photos from the Institut de Biologie Cellulaire et de Morphologie (Institute of Cell Biology and Morphology) in Lausanne.

Journal of Plastination
United States

The International Society for Plastination was founded in 1986 during the Third International Conference on Plastination held in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. by Harmon Bickley , Ph.D. who served as the Executive Director from 1986-1995. The International Society for Plastination is a multidisciplinary organization, including people within all fields of science interested in the technique of Plastination. Plastination refers to the use of polyme

wisegeek: Plastination Definition
United States

Plastination is a scientific process used to preserve the anatomy of a human or animal. In plastination, the water and fat within the body are replaced by plastic, which makes the corpse virtually incapable of decaying. It is a way to maintain and preserve the shape and appearance of the body and the internal organs, which can be very valuable for medical students, among others. In the plastination process, the body is first embalmed in formal

Plastination of Anatomical Materials
United States

A description of the process and its advantages.

Arizona Plastination Arts
United States

Recognizing a need for plastinated specimens in educational curriculum, and taking into account just how few plastination laboratories there are in North America, Arizona Plastination Arts has emerged from a small, University laboratory with extremely limited resources, to Arizona's premier - and sole plastination lab thus filling this void. Recognizing the public interest in plastination, Arizona Plastination Arts has developed an anatomic