0:42 | A new micro-organ in our lymph nodes?
5:31 | Daily Nuzzel newsletter with curated headlines for A&P teachers
7:18 | Succeed in A&P podcast mentioned us!
9:04 | Featured: Modeling professional integrity
18:36 | The A&P Student blog
I don’t think it works very well to tell our students to be ethical. We have to show them what ethical looks like.
1 | A New Micro-Organ?
One headline announced the discovering of a new human micro-organ. It turns out, researchers have found a distinct structure just beneath the capsule of lymph nodes called the subcapsular proliferative focus (SPF) where memory B cells hang out—not deep in the germinal center (GC). This puts them in a good position to be activated by macrophages acting as antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and mount a strong secondary immune response.
- Researchers Discover New ‘Micro-Organ’ in Human Immune System (news item about the discovery)
- Memory B cells are reactivated in subcapsular proliferative foci of lymph nodes (research article from Nature Communications)
- Second Harmonic Generation Imaging Microscopy: Applications to Diseases Diagnostics (describes the SHG method used to visualize the lymph node cells; see image)
2 | Curated daily headlines in the Nuzzel newsletter
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- The A&P Professor Nuzzel newsletter nuzzel.com/theAPprofessor
3 | Succeed in A&P podcast
The A&P Professor podcast received a couple of mentions in Jim Connely’s podcast Succeed in A&P. Check out the August 31 episode, featuring Krista Rompolski!
- Listen in iTunes
- MHHE blog (scroll down to the podcast entry)
- The Syllabus Episode (from The A&P Professor, our podcast featuring contributions from Krista Rompolski)
4 | Modeling Professional Integrity
Greg Crowther, whose song was featured in episode 25, calls in with an important point about modeling professional integrity for students: we should always cite the work of others. Whether we are using material legally is a separate issue. If we tell students they are plagiarizing if they don’t cite others’ works, then we are hypocrites if we don’t model that behavior ourselves.
Kevin mentions some other benefits of consistently citing the work we use in our courses.
- Promoting Academic Integrity in our Course (episode 25, also featuring a song by Greg Crowther)
- The HAPI graduate program in which Kevin teaches
- Barbara Waxer (a media expert slated for a future episode)
Please call in with your reactions, ideas, and tips for promoting academic integrity:
- 1-833-LION-DEN or 1-833-546-6336
5 | The A&P Student
The A&P Professor is Kevin Patton’s blog for A&P students. You can link to the blog, or to any specific post within the blog, from your course materials (syllabus, course page, learning management system, emails/messages to students). Kevin (mostly Jenny, his wife) sends out bookmarks you can distribute to your students. This wacky bookmark has an anatomical illustration of eyeballs in their orbits on the obverse and information (including URL) about the blog on the reverse. If you mention that you are a podcast listener, you’ll also get the almost coveted The A&P Professor label pin (authorized for use on your academic attire).
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