Author: Ashton Luxgrant

The mandible and its features

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In 2015, scientists working in Ethiopia found the earliest known fossil of the ancestral line of humans. This fossil was of the mandible, also known as our jawbone.READ POST

Vasculature of the eye

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Have you ever taken a photo with friends, but then on a closer look your eyes come out piercing red ?? Red eyes in photos are caused by the light from the flash bouncing off the capillaries in your eyes ?! READ POST

Anatomy of the thyroid

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Within our neck lies a small butterfly-shaped gland that works with multiple parts of our body ?. This gland is the thyroid. It sits just below the larynx and is comprised of two lobes. These lobes rest on the trachea and together weigh less than an ounce.READ POST

Blood supply to the bone

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Every 7 years our skeletal system replenishes itself from collagen in our bones. Not only does our skeleton allow us to move, but it protects our organs, manufactures blood cells, and regulates minerals to help our entire body function. ?READ POST

Andreas Vesalius – The father of modern anatomy

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We often hear of crazy medieval medical practices performed on patients. Procedures such as bloodletting ?, putting dung on an open wound ?, or boring holes into the skull to cure illness ?. At that time, it was believed the body was comprised of four humors, astrology had to be confronted before deciding on a treatment plan, or small bobbles could act has magical healing charms. READ POST