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Origin of the long head of biceps brachii from the supraglenoid tubercle and glenoid labrum

Dr Alashkham and his colleagues have reported that the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) provides stability to the glenohumeral joint.

Histology, Vascularity and Innervation of the Glenoid Labrum

Dr Alashkham and his colleagues have reported that the glenoid labrum is fibrocartilaginous, being more fibrous in its periphery, and is vascularised, with the anterosuperior aspect having a rich blood supply.

The Stabilising Effect of the Anterior Oblique Ligament at the Trapeziometacarpal Joint of the Thumb

MSc Human Anatomy graduate Mark McCann and supervisor Phillipa Rust have their biomechanical cadaveric study published in the Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Observations on the Superior Thyroid Artery and its Relationship with the External Laryngeal Nerve

Dr Alashkham and his colleagues have reported that due to the close association between the superior thyroid arteries (STA) and external laryngeal nerve (ELN) one potential complication of thyroidectomy is trauma to the ELN.

Anatomy Nights: Matters of the Heart

A collaboration between Anatomy@Edinburgh and the ASCUS lab at Summerhall lent for an alternative night out on Valentines Day this year.

ArtBeat: Art and Anatomy Edinburgh Creates Clay Brains

On Saturday 10th February, ArtBeat were invited to give an interactive workshop on the brain at the Edinburgh University Neurological Society's 2018 conference 'Neuroscience to Neurology'.

Nature Reviews Neurology paper summarises breakthroughs in therapy development for spinal muscular atrophy

Tom Gillingwater, working with Ewout Groen from the Gillingwater lab and Kevin Talbot from Oxford University, has just published a new review paper in Nature Reviews Neurology covering exciting recent progress in the development of new therapies and treatments for the childhood motor neuron disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Human NMJ research listed in 'Top Anatomy Breakthroughs For 2017'

A recent paper by the Gillingwater Lab (Jones et al; Cell Reports; 2017) has been featured in BioExplorer’s ‘Top 15 Anatomy & Physiology Innovations & Breakthroughs For 2017’.

‘Anatomy for Surgeons’ chapter in new book by Springer

Springer have just published a new book containing an anatomy chapter authored by two members of our department, Ross Jones and Jeremy Mortimer.

What anatomy knowledge do undergraduate nurses need? UK wide study establishes core recommendations.

The level and depth of knowledge required for nursing sciences has been debated for over thirty years.

Bare spot and tubercle of Assaki

Dr Alashkham and his colleagues have reported that the definition of the bare spot and tubercle of Assaki is controversial, with studies reporting different incidences, locations, and clinical significance.

Nerve cell findings may aid understanding of movement disorders

Fresh insights into the links between nerve and muscle cells could transform our understanding of the human nervous system and conditions relating to impaired movement.

Annual MSc Osteoarchaeology Workshop a Success

The second instalment of MSc Osteoarchaeology sessions run in the Anatomy Teaching Laboratory were a joyful success.

Edinburgh's Skull Collection Reveals Origin of Canary Island's Aboriginal People

Aboriginal people who lived on the Canary Islands before European colonisation originated from North Africa, a DNA study has found.

New insights into how motor neurones live and die in motor neurone disease

A new study from the Gillingwater lab, working in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Trento in Italy, has shown that a key protein involved in the childhood form of motor neuron disease - known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) – plays an important role in regulating the generation of new proteins in neurons (via a process known as translation).

How To Effectively Design & Create a Mobile Application for Type 1 Diabetic Adolescents

Victoria McCulloch and colleagues have published a paper looking at how the design of a mobile application can aid in medication management in adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.

50 Year MBChB Reunion

Wednesday 4th October saw the class of 1967 MBChB 50 year reunion at the Medical School, University of Edinburgh.

Blood Supply and Vascularity of the Glenoid Labrum: Its Clinical Implications

Dr Alashkham and his colleagues have reported that tears of the glenoid labrum are common after dislocation of the glenohumeral joint.

Scottish Anatomical Technical Staff first inaugural meeting

The Scottish Anatomical Technical Staff first inaugural meeting took place on Wednesday 23rd August, 2017, at the Old Medical School, University of Edinburgh.

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 MSc in Human Anatomy Students

Our current MSc students have just completed the course! Here they can be seen relaxing in the sunshine after their dissertation presentations in Edinburgh Zoo.

Anatomy@Edinbugh at Terrific Scientific

Anatomy@Edinburgh joined colleagues from the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine on Tuesday 15th August for Terrific Scientific: The Human Body with BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals.

Variability in attachment of the coracoacromial ligament in relation with its morphology

Dr. Abduelmenem Alashkham and his colleagues have published an article about variability in attachment of the coracoacromial ligament in relation with its morphology.

Mohamed Elajnaf named as Glemore Scholarship winner

We're pleased to announce the recipient of the Glenmore Medical Postgraduate Scholarship for 2017/2018.

Sunny Californians visit rainy Edinburgh

Sameer and colleagues hosted an enthused group of Kinesiology students from Westmont College in California, for a week in early June.

Welcoming Oral Surgery Trainees to the Anatomy Teaching Lab

Mr Sameer Dhumale and Dr Abduelmenem Alashkham successfully ran the first two day course for our nearby oral surgical trainees based at the Edinburgh Dental School.

Anatomy in Art exhibition

On Saturday 29th April Anatomy@Edinburgh collaborated with Edinburgh College of Art to create an exciting one day exhibition, Anatomy in Art.

The glenoid notch and its clinical implications

Dr Abduelmenem Alashkham and his colleagues have published an article about the glenoid notch and its clinical implications.

Gillingwater lab show how energy levels in neurons regulate degeneration in the childhood motor neuron disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

The Gillingwater lab, working in collaboration with colleagues in the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease at the University of Edinburgh and SITRAN at the University of Sheffield, have published a new paper showing that motor neurons can be protected in the childhood motor neuron disease SMA by targeting energy-processing pathways.

New paper shows the impact of diabetes on radiation-induced proctitis

Dr. Abduelmenem Alashkham and his colleagues have recently published an article about the impact of diabetes mellitus on radiation-induced acute proctitis after radical radiotherapy for adenocarcinoma prostate.

Anatomy@Edinburgh hosts a successful Science Saturday at National Museum of Scotland

Anatomy student volunteers working with children at the Science Saturday at the Museum
The anatomy team were joined by almost 100 of our wonderful students on Saturday 18 February to deliver an exciting afternoon of anatomy-themed activities at the National Museum of Scotland.

Anatomy@Edinburgh delivering FREE anatomy workshops at National Museum of Scotland

Performers at Science Saturday
Anatomists are working alongside 100 medical and biomedical students to deliver an action-packed range of family-friendly, anatomy-related activities and workshops at the National Museum of Scotland as part of their Science Saturday.

Public Anatomy Workshops

A girl's painted face next to a skull shows the anatomy of the human skull
Our ground-breaking series of public anatomy workshops are back in 2017.

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