The Anatomical Record

Cover image for Vol. 299 Issue 2

Edited By: Kurt H. Albertine, PhD

Online ISSN: 1932-8494

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    Vivien Shaw and Amy K. McLennan

    Accepted manuscript online: 9 FEB 2016 10:37PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23325

  2. Tissue Levels of Stefin A and Stefin B in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    Yang-Yuan Lin, Zhi-Wei Chen, Zhi-Ping Lin, Li-Bin Lin, Xue-Ming Yang, Li-Yan Xu and Qun Xie

    Article first published online: 8 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23311

  3. Anatomical Relationship Between the Kidney Collecting System and the Intrarenal Arteries in the Sheep: Contribution for a New Urological Model

    Gabriela Faria Buys-Gonçalves, Diogo Benchimol De Souza, Francisco José Barcellos Sampaio and Marco Aurélio Pereira-Sampaio

    Article first published online: 3 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23317

  4. Morphological studies of nucleologenesis in Giardia lamblia

    Reyna Lara-Martínez, María de Lourdes Segura-Valdez, Ignacio de la Mora-de la Mora, Gabriel López-Velázquez and Luis Felipe Jiménez-García

    Accepted manuscript online: 2 FEB 2016 03:02AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23323


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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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