‘Live from the Heart’ at DMU

Your typical operating room doesn’t accommodate 130 high school students — especially not in the midst of an open heart surgery. …

Anatomy word of the month: pituitary

“Mucus, phlegm” in Latin.  Ancient anatomists thought the pituitary produced the mucous secretions of the nose.  The pituitary is a …

Anatomy word of the month: cremaster

To “suspend or hang” in Greek.  In the male body, the cremaster is part of a mechanism to suspend the …

DMU hosts high school health careers class

Des Moines University faculty and students hosted high schoolers from the Health Careers Academy class at Southeast Polk High School in …

Anatomy word of the month: Tensor veli palatini

Sounds like a mouth-watering selection from an Italian restaurant menu! Actually, these terms are not far removed from this suggestion …

DMU students, alums recognized for research

A record 67 researchers presented their work to students, faculty and health care professionals at the 2014 DMU Research Symposium on …

Faculty fossil hunters make global headlines

When Julie Meachen and Rachel Dunn went digging, so did media outlets around the globe: Both assistant anatomy professors spent part of …

Des Moines Public Schools receive grant to expand partnership with DMU

Des Moines University and Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) have a long-standing relationship that allows DMPS students to visit campus …

Anatomy word of the month: phalanges

In the ancient Greek army a row of troops was called a phalanx. To later anatomists, the rows of bones …

Anatomy word of the month: coccyx

Our “tailbone” was called the “cuckoo” by the Greeks who thought it resembled the beak of the bird of the …

Anatomy word of the month: Antecubital

“In front of the elbow” in Latin.  The hollow in the crook of your arm in front of the elbow, …

Anatomy word the month: Mons veneris

The fat pad over the pubic area of females is currently termed the mons pubis (pubic mountain-Latin).  An older term, …