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New Insights into the Mammalian Neuromuscular Junction

Researchers from Anatomy@Edinburgh have obtained new insights into the mammalian neuromuscular junction (NMJ) – the connection between nerve and muscle – that may help to guide future studies of human disease.

Tom Gillingwater elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Tom Gillingwater has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

New paper describing the formation of a 3-D co-cultures for interface studies

Researchers from Anatomy@Edinburgh have published a new paper in Regenerative Biomaterials.

New Tools for Measuring Synapses

Researchers from Anatomy@Edinburgh have developed an updated version of their NMJ-morph software platform for analyzing synaptic morphology.

PhD studentship in artificial tendon replacements available

Funding has been secured from Medical Research Scotland for a fully-funded 4-year PhD studentship available to start in October 2020.

Higher Surgical Training (NHS Scotland Deanery) – Foot and Ankle Study Day

Anatomy@Edinburgh is delighted to have hosted the second in a series of Study Days for Higher Surgical Training in collaboration with the NHS Scotland Deanery.

Cancer cachexia research wins major award at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

A recent study led by researchers from Anatomy@Edinburgh and Clinical Surgery has been recognized at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

New publication from former MSc Human Anatomy student Mohamed Elajnaf

New research on the effect of surgery for basal osteoarthritis of the thumb on dart thrower's motion.

Anatomical Sciences: New Research Article Describes our Unique Online Learning Programme

A new research article has been published in the ‘Translational Research in Anatomy’ journal and describes the successes and challenges of teaching anatomy online.

Surgical Anatomy Teaching Fellow Vacancy 2020/21

We are recruiting for the post of Surgical Anatomy Teaching Fellow to work with Anatomy and Clinical Surgery.

Presidents Prize Winner at the British Association of Clinical Anatomists 2019

Congratulations to former MSc Human Anatomy student Quidian Wong who was awarded the presidents prize for best poster presentation at the Winter Scientific Meeting of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists, 17th December 2019.

Early bifurcation of left and right hepatic arteries before entering the porta hepatis

Former MSc Human Anatomy students Leandros Rapteas, Scott Findlater, Rena Taher, Julie Dockerty and their supervisor Abduelmenem Alashkham have presented their work at the British Association of Clinical Anatomists conference in which the common hepatic artery is a branch of the coeliac trunk which continues as the proper hepatic artery and bifurcates into left and right hepatic arteries before entering the hepatic parenchyma.

A rare case with double popliteal veins

Former MSc Human Anatomy students Leandros Rapteas, Rena Taher, Julie Dockerty, Scott Findlater and their supervisor Abduelmenem Alashkham have presented their work at the British Association of Clinical Anatomists conference in which deep vein thrombosis occurs at an annual incidence of about 1 per 1000 adults.

Variation of the jugular veins and its clinical implications

Former MSc Human Anatomy students Eleni Patera, Montserrat Rayman Silva, Zhenyu Chen, Qiudian Wang and their supervisor Abduelmenem Alashkham have presented their work at the British Association of Clinical Anatomists conference in which radical neck dissection in treatment of cervical lymph node tumor involves resection of the internal jugular veins.

Anatomical variation of the azygos venous system and its clinical implications

Former MSc Human Anatomy students Christina Loukopoulou, Zaid Osama Alturkistani, Mohammed Algarni, Blessings Dickxie Kachere and their supervisor Abduelmenem Alashkham have presented their work at British Association of Clinical Anatomists conference in which neurogenic tumours, infectious spondylitis and spinal meningoceles are some of the most frequently occurring posterior mediastinal lesions.

Nerve mapping of the thenar muscles of the hand and its relevance to selective peripheral neurectomy: a cadaveric study

Former MSc Human Anatomy student Christina Loukopoulou and her supervisors Wee Leon Lam and Abduelmenem Alashkham have presented their work at the British Association of Clinical Anatomists conference in which selective peripheral neurectomy is a surgical approach for treating spastic muscles by resecting terminal motor nerve branches.

Ethnic Variability in Mandibular Geometry

Former MSc Human Anatomy student Qiudian Wang and her supervisors Sameer Dhumale and Abduelmenem Alashkham have presented their work at British Association of Clinical Anatomists conference in which skull metric and morphological techniques are often used in forensic anthropology to determine ethnicity.

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