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« on: 10/05/2012 14:34:19 »
We're discussing human dissection in this week's Naked Scientists.  Chris visits the dissection room to find out how trainee doctors benefit from dissecting real bodies, and why many medical schools are increasingly turning to alternatives.  We're joined by physician and film maker Paul Trotman, who followed the lives, and beyond, of three donors to explore the reasons why people choose to donate their bodies, and the impact the process had on the student's lives.  In Naked Engineering, we find out how a design that copies the body's own structure and movements can make better artificial limbs.  Plus, how women's tears can manipulate men's moods, the perfect melody to send shivers up your spine and the headphones which can cancel out the sound of the dentist's drill.
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« Reply #1 on: 10/01/2011 16:54:07 »
I would. I will.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 11/01/2011 13:38:34 »
The medical school I attended had enough cadavers for lab group dissection ( ie 1 between a group of four students) and talking with my contemporaries who were at the time at medical schools with prosection (a demonstrator - normally an FRCS candidate - leading a class and actually doing the dissection) I believe the knowledge and understanding of anatomy was greater and more profound with lab group dissection rather than prosection. 
 

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« Reply #3 on: 10/05/2012 14:34:19 »
We're discussing human dissection in this week's Naked Scientists. Chris visits the dissection room to find out how trainee doctors benefit from dissecting real bodies, and why many medical schools are increasingly turning to alternatives. We're joined by physician and film maker Paul Trotman, who followed the lives, and beyond, of three donors to explore the reasons why people choose to donate their bodies, and the impact the process had on the student's lives. In naked engineering, we find out how a design that copies the body's own structure and movements can make better artificial limbs. Plus, how womens' tears can manipulate mens' moods, the perfect melody to send shivers up your spine and the headphones which can cancel out the sound of the dentist's drill.

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« Reply #4 on: 02/05/2011 15:24:31 »
In the United States there are a few different options for whole body donation for medical research and education.  I actually work for a whole body donation program, [spam removed]. Being in this industry, I can tell you that donation is an absolutely amazing gift and we are so grateful for the people who donate so generously.

One thing I will caution folks about is to make sure and do your research about whole body donation programs. We recommend only signing up with a program that holds to the highest quality and safety standards and, at the least, has been accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). [spam removed] was the very first whole body donation program in the United States to become accredited with the AATB.  You can see the full list of accredited non-transplant tissue banks on their website: newbielink:http://www.aatb.org [nonactive].
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« Reply #5 on: 26/05/2011 12:04:39 »
No. I know that sounds bad but I'm just like that.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 27/05/2011 01:45:23 »
only if they agreed to feed buzzards with the parts they dont use
 

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« Reply #7 on: 27/05/2011 11:01:24 »
Czarcar - find a Parsi hospital in India and they would probably agree to your request.  search on Towers of Silence
 

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