News & Notes | pig brains, new DNA found, TAPP, HAPS roadtrip (9 min)
Pronouncing issues with A&P terms (10 min)
The A&P Student blog (1.5 min)
(0:50) News & Notes
Pig brains kept alive in the lab.
- Scientists 'keep pigs' brains alive without a body for up to 36 hours' (article in The Guardian)
- Researchers are keeping pig brains alive outside the body (report in MIT Technology Review)
- Researchers Succeed in Keeping Disembodied Pig Brains Alive (article in The Scientist)
New DNA Structure
- BREAKING: Scientists have confirmed a new DNA structure inside human cells (brief illustrated article)
- I-motif DNA structures are formed in the nuclei of human cells (journal article)
How to access journal articles: ask your librarian!
What is TAPP?
Your road trip on TAPP!
(9:25) Pronunciations in any language differ for a variety of reasons. This happens in A&P terminology, too.
- How do you pronounce it? (Kevin's blog post on this topic)
- Dorland's Medical Dictionary (a respected standard)
- Kenneth S. Saladin (I mention Ken's workshops on pronunciation)
(19:08) Kevin's blog for A&P students has many bits of advice to help students succeed in their A&P course.
If the hyperlinks here are not active, go to TAPPradio.org to find the episode page.
- More details at the episode page.
- Transcript available at the script page.
- Listen to any episode on your Alexa device.
Amazon referrals help defray podcasting expenses.