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Officials await toxicology report in fatal crash - Sturgis Journal


Sturgis Journal
Authorities from the St, Joseph County Sheriff's Department are awaiting toxicology reports in connection with a fatal crash that occurred July 15. Authorities from the St, Joseph County Sheriff's Department say they're awaiting toxicology reports from ...

Neurobiology: Finding one's way home - Science Daily


Science Daily
... Clayton Gordy have investigated how the afferent nerves that sprout from the ectopic ear reach the brain, and demonstrated the functionality of the connections they make in the brainstem. The new findings appear in the journal Developmental ...

What else the border wall would keep out: biodiversity - Big Think (blog)


Big Think (blog)
A new study, published in the journal BioScience, claims that over 1,500 species of flora and fauna would be eradicated if this wall is erected. To date, nearly 2,800 scientists have signed a petition stating that this sort of environmental destruction ...

Journal of Plastination

Toledo, Ohio - 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 polymers to infiltrate and preserve any material for teaching, research or diagnostic purposes.

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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.

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

Plastination of Anatomical Materials
United States

Plastination is a process of preserving organic material. Water and fat in tissue are replaced with silicone in a process which, for most specimens, takes about one month. Preserved tissue is first dissected and then dehydrated with acetone. It is immersed in a silicone bath under vacuum until the replacement of acetone is completed. After plastination, the resulting tissue is safe to handle (i.e., toxic fixatives are eliminated), the tissue has

Amazing Bodies: Plastination
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

Plastination at Vienna University Austria
Austria

Human anatomy atlas based on plastinated specimens.

Museum of Science and Industry - Plastination
United States

Human beings have been trying to see inside the body for thousands of years. Our fascination with anatomy goes back to the times of ancient Egypt and likely even before then. Organic decay makes it difficult for us to study human anatomy, and so for centuries, scientists have been searching for better preservation techniques.