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Welcome to the home page for IPHY 3410, Introduction to Human Anatomy, Section 1.
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- Anatomy links:
- Anatomy (general)
- Cell structure
- Connective Tissue
- Tissue engineering - skin & bone: A researcher describes her laboratory's work engineering scaffolds to help treat corneal scarring and cleft palate. At 4:50, note the discussion of fibroblasts (which become connective tissue proper) and MSCs (mesenchymal stem cells), which ultimately become bone tissue.
- Integumentary System
- The Life of Osteoclasts: Time-lapse video footage of osteoclasts forming by the merger of smaller cells, and breaking down bone matrix
- Phys Ed: Can Running Actually Help Your Knees?: Studies show that running is not necessarily harmful to knees
- Famous orthopedic injuries
- Anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery: Live footage and animations explaining surgery on the vertebrae of the neck to treat a herniated disc and the resulting nerve compression. Note that "annulus" = annulus fibrosis, "nucleus" = nucleus pulposus (terms used in the lab but not in lecture; the annulus fibrosis is the fibrocartilage part that I do mention in lecture). At 2:40, he shaves off the cartilage from the bone: this part is hyaline cartilage, part of the symphysis joint as explained in class. At 3:30, "uncovertebral joints" are at edges of vertebral body (see Wikipedia for function, but for illustration see here).
- Inexpensive prosthetic hands, fingers, etc. made using 3D printers. For example, a plastic hand with fingers that all close together by flexing the wrist (2/17/2015): See NY Times article for overview, and descriptions of several different prosthetics at enablingthefuture.org.
- Digestive system
- Respiratory system
- Cardiovascular system
- Green Fluorescent Protein - Cool Uses - Brainbow: Details on the fluorescence technique for elucidating neural connections, and various interesting applications
- Colorful Images to Help Illuminate the Brain: Beautiful photos of nervous tissue colorized with fluorescence and antibody techniques, with explanatory text for each image
- Eddie Adcock Plays Banjo During Brain Surgery - This procedure was done to treat essential tremor, a condition that involves the basal ganglia. (Similar treatments are done for Parkinson's Disease.) The audio is not great, but listen for the surgeon asking him to utter repeated simple sounds -- another behavior (besides playing the banjo) that uses the basal ganglia.
- This Is Your Brain on Drugs: Research shows structural effects of marijuana on a pleasure/reward center of the brain (10/29/14).
- Legally High on a Colorado Campus: A look inside the marijuana culture (medical, legal and otherwise) on the CU-Boulder campus and programs for students dealing with pot-related motivational problems (10/29/14).
- The Family that Walks on All Fours: A dramatic example of what can happen when the cerebellum does not develop properly
- Spinal cord
- Autonomic nervous system
- Myringotomy video: Click on the 4th link, "Ear tube insertion videos" and then "Video 1"
- Cochlear animation: The cochlea is unrolled and the vibrating portions are shown during sensation of a Bach composition
- Urinary system