Category Archives: Education

A Brain Database

December 2018 saw the publication of the first of many articles to use the NIH’s PsychENCODE initiative, a database of gene regulation and variation from over 2000 human brain samples. The database has been used to identify genetic mechanisms of

A Brain Database

December 2018 saw the publication of the first of many articles to use the NIH’s PsychENCODE initiative, a database of gene regulation and variation from over 2000 human brain samples. The database has been used to identify genetic mechanisms of

Digital cadavers are replacing real ones. But should they?

“Virtual anatomy tutorials” such as Holoanatomy on the Microsoft Hololens or Sectra Virtual Dissection Tables are replacing cadaver dissection in many medical schools. Benefits include novel visualization options, lower costs, and endless repetition. However, they may fall short at capturing

Digital cadavers are replacing real ones. But should they?

“Virtual anatomy tutorials” such as Holoanatomy on the Microsoft Hololens or Sectra Virtual Dissection Tables are replacing cadaver dissection in many medical schools. Benefits include novel visualization options, lower costs, and endless repetition. However, they may fall short at capturing

Mixed virtual reality headset to supplement anatomy lab learning

Case Western Reserve University is at the forefront of utilizing a mix of virtual reality and physical models to teach medical student anatomy.  Interactive 3D imaging through a wearable set of googles is changing the standard of learning in the

Mixed virtual reality headset to supplement anatomy lab learning

Case Western Reserve University is at the forefront of utilizing a mix of virtual reality and physical models to teach medical student anatomy.  Interactive 3D imaging through a wearable set of googles is changing the standard of learning in the

Haptic simulation tool to train medical students in intravenous line placement

Penn State University is developing a simulation transdermal needle for medical students to improve their IV placing skills.  This instrument is equipped with realistic haptic sensory capabilities so that students may modify and perfect their technique before caring for live

Haptic simulation tool to train medical students in intravenous line placement

Penn State University is developing a simulation transdermal needle for medical students to improve their IV placing skills.  This instrument is equipped with realistic haptic sensory capabilities so that students may modify and perfect their technique before caring for live

Virtual Reality Helps Hospice Workers See Life And Death Through A Patient’s Eyes

Embodied Labs creates VR simulations that put the participant in the role of a patient. Their goal is to teach medical providers empathy by putting them in a patient’s virtual shoes. Their newest simulation, Clay, puts the user in the

Virtual Reality Helps Hospice Workers See Life And Death Through A Patient’s Eyes

Embodied Labs creates VR simulations that put the participant in the role of a patient. Their goal is to teach medical providers empathy by putting them in a patient’s virtual shoes. Their newest simulation, Clay, puts the user in the

Growing human blood vessels In Vitro – a potential insight into diabetic vascular disease

Researchers at University of British Columbia have published a new study in Nature detailing their work in growing replicas of human blood vessels from stem cells and then transplanting the replicas into mice as fully functioning veins and arteries. The

Growing human blood vessels In Vitro – a potential insight into diabetic vascular disease

Researchers at University of British Columbia have published a new study in Nature detailing their work in growing replicas of human blood vessels from stem cells and then transplanting the replicas into mice as fully functioning veins and arteries. The

Smart Plants: Clearing the air of carcinogens

NIH has been conducting research into genetically modified houseplants that can remove VOC, or volatile organic carcinogens, from the air. The modified plants produce cytochrome P450 2E1, an enzyme which helps to clear toxins. The study has shown that the

Smart Plants: Clearing the air of carcinogens

NIH has been conducting research into genetically modified houseplants that can remove VOC, or volatile organic carcinogens, from the air. The modified plants produce cytochrome P450 2E1, an enzyme which helps to clear toxins. The study has shown that the