The Anatomical Record

Cover image for Vol. 298 Issue 10

Edited By: Kurt H. Albertine, PhD

Online ISSN: 1932-8494

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  1. Internal kinematics of the volume-reduced tongue: A longitudinal microsonometric study

    Jie Chen, Volodymyr Shcherbatyy and Zi-Jun Liu

    Accepted manuscript online: 12 OCT 2015 02:02AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23278

  2. Absence of Early Neuronal Death in the Olivocochlear System Following Acoustic Overstimulation

    Stefan Reuss, Christina Closhen, Randolf Riemann, Mirko Jaumann, Marlies Knipper, Lukas Rüttiger and Stephan Wolpert

    Accepted manuscript online: 9 OCT 2015 05:35PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23277

  3. Paradoxical Effects of Partial Leptin Deficiency on Bone in Growing Female Mice

    Kenneth A. Philbrick, Russell T. Turner, Adam J. Branscum, Carmen P. Wong and Urszula T. Iwaniec

    Article first published online: 7 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23267

  4. Morphogenesis of the Inner Ear at Different Stages of Normal Human Development

    Saki Toyoda, Naoto Shiraki, Shigehito Yamada, Chigako Uwabe, Hirohiko Imai, Tetsuya Matsuda, Akio Yoneyama, Tohoru Takeda and Tetsuya Takakuwa

    Article first published online: 7 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23268

  5. Thick Methacrylate Sections Devoid of Lost Caps Simplify Stereological Quantifications Based on the Optical Fractionator Design

    Stine Hasselholt, Jens Lykkesfeldt and Jytte Overgaard Larsen

    Article first published online: 7 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23266


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Crocodiles’ Super-Sensitive Face Offers Insight Into Evolutionary History

The ultra-sensitive nerves in the faces of crocodilians could help biologists understand how both modern and ancient animals interact with their environment, according to a new study in this month’s edition of The Anatomical Record.

These nerves are so sensitive that they can detect changes in a pond when a single droplet of water hits the surface several feet away. Alligators, crocodiles and other members of this reptilian order use these so-called “invisible whiskers” to detect prey while hunting, explained researchers from the University of Missouri (MU).

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There are pouches on each side of the human nose below the eyes that are called maxillary sinuses. They're involved in sinus infections, so you may already have a bias against them.

But Nathan Holton, a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of orthodontics at the University of Iowa, wanted to find out why there's such variation in these structures, and how they are affected by variation in the nasal cavity. A study on the subject is published in the journal The Anatomical Record.

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