0:40 | Listen up: feedback on accommodating hearing impairment
5:06 | HAPS is now a sponsor of this podcast!
6:36 | Update in epigenetics
10:07 | Handedness in cells
13:45 | Featured: The Nazi Anatomists (a chat with Aaron Fried)
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1 | Listen up!
Feedback from listener Ron Parente leads to a discussion of how accommodating for hearing impairments and other challenges actually help all learners—not just those needing accommodation. Have questions, comments, stories, or ideas related to accommodating student needs? Pass them along for a future episode focused on this topic.
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2 | HAPS is now a sponsor of this podcast
The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is now a sponsor of this podcast. You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there.
- Anatomy & Physiology Society (the HAPS website, where you can explore resources and check out the membership options)
- @HumanAandPhysSoc (follow the HAPS Twitter feed)
3 | Update in epigenetics
Epigenetic inheritance is known to involve various factors impacting DNA, such as methylation. We are now seeing roles for RNAs, including the long RNAs from sperm than enable epigenetic inheritance via the male parent.
- Studies raise questions over how epigenetic information is inherited (short, plain English summary)
- Alterations in sperm long RNA contribute to the epigenetic inheritance of the effects of postnatal trauma (Research journal article)
4 | Handedness in cells
Chirality is “handedness” or the characteristics of having mirror-image versions. You may be familiar with this phenomenon in cells, but did you know it also occurs in cells? New research suggests that a change in handedness in diabetes mellitus may explain how blood vessels get leaky.
- Flipped Cells Cause Blood Vessels To Leak in Diabetes and Other Diseases (press release explaining the new research)
- Cell chirality regulates intercellular junctions and endothelial permeability (Research journal article)
5 | The Nazi Anatomists—A Conversation with Aaron Fried
Aaron Fried, A&P faculty at Mohawk Valley Community College and national speaker on human body donation and anatomists in Nazi Germany, joins Kevin for a lively discussion of the value of “the silent teacher”—the human body donor—in teaching human structure. In this second of two chats, Aaron discusses illustrations produced using executed prisoners in Nazi Germany and what this means for today’s A&P teacher.
- Episode 29 (our first conversation, which which touched on the ethics of using human body donors)
- Who Was Eduard Pernkopf? (Aaron Fried’s video explains some of the history around Eduard Pernkopf and defines the Pernkopf controversy.)
- https://www.mvccanatomy.org/ (Aaron Fried’s website)
- professoranatomeme (Aaron Fried’s Instagram)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (The A&P Professor Book Club selection by Rebecca Skloot; mentioned by Aaron Fried)
- History & Culture Mini Lesson (part of Kevin’s course outline that explores issues of using human bodies in anatomy)
- Anatomy and Ethical Transgressions in National Socialism (video of a talk given by Sabine Hildebrandt at Harvard)
- Researchers Issue Guidelines on Handling Holocaust Remains (video with text summary; includes application of “Vienna protocols” to anatomical art, as mentioned by Aaron Fried)
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Preview of Episode 31
Host Kevin Patton previews the content of The Elephant Episode. Yep, elephants.
There’s more…including a small bit of bonus content to make the full episode more meaningful to listeners…including word dissections and recommendations from The A&P Professor Book Club.
This preview is an experiment. Do you like having a preview? Do you like the “bonus content” that goes beyond a simple preview? Or has it ruined your life?
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Episode 31 topics:
- Mechanism of memory formation
- What elephants can teach us about anatomy & physiology
- List of URLs of curated A&P media we can use in teaching, complied by Barbara Waxer
The A&P Professor Book Club has two new recommendations in this preview:
The Scent of Desire: Discovering our Enigmatic Sense of Smell
by Rachel Herz
by Richard Restak
Last updated: March 6, 2019 at 19:52 pm