Anatomy word of the month: Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon attaches major calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus, to the calcaneous (heel bone). Achilles was a famous …

Anatomy word of the month: Galea aponeurotica

A deep layer of the scalp is a close fitting, tough connective tissue “helmet” called the galea aponeurotica. In the …

Anatomy word of the month: Torcular Herophili

There are two major categories of anatomical terms: those that are simply descriptive as to shape, size, color, function and …

Friday Research Seminar Series explores animal anatomy

Paleontologist Rachel Dunn, Ph.D., shared her research in animal anatomy at the October 11 Friday Research Seminar Series. A new …

Anatomy word of the month: testis

The testis is the male generative organ, producing sperm cells and the male sex hormone, testosterone. Testis is a Latin …

Anatomy word of the month: hippocampus

The “sea horse” is a structure buried deep within each hemisphere of the brain. This term is more descriptive of …

Anatomy word of the month: Pes anserinus

Did you know you had a “goose foot” on the inner side of your knees? Those imaginative, ancient anatomists envisioned …

Anatomy word of the month: philtrum

Why would that dimple under your nose be called a “love potion”? In ancient times when people did not bath …

Anatomy word of the month: fornix

Deep within each cerebral hemisphere is an arch of nerve fibers that is aptly named the fornix which means an …

Des Moines University’s 113th commencement ceremony to award 486 degrees

Des Moines University will grant 486 degrees at its 2013 Commencement Ceremony, the 113th in the university’s history, on Saturday, …

Annual memorial service to honor body donors and their families May 17 at DMU

On Friday, May 17, Des Moines University will honor 62 people who donated their bodies to further medical education in …

Stimulating Saturday in neuroanatomy

While interactive learning is happening pretty much all the time at DMU, a particularly engaged group of clinicians came to …