Scientists have created “Interactive 3D-Atlas of human embryology”


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Despite the fact that people are constantly making new discoveries in the world, there are still many unknown. A new project of scientists from the University of Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam) sheds light on the beautiful, mysterious and bizarre world of the development of the human embryo. The work of Dutch will help doctors better understand the nature of genetic diseases and malformations, in addition, the project shows how very little humanity knows about the physiology of embryos in the early stages.

Embryologists at the University of Amsterdam has created several interactive three-dimensional models of embryos and collected them into a single “Interactive 3D-Atlas of human embryology”. One worked on the Atlas employees, Bernadette de Bakker (de Bakker Bernadette), commented that scientists know more about the moon than about what happens after conception, and added that at the moment the books use images of embryos is made on the basis of information of the 1930-ies. New benefits come with the same illustrations as the old one, only added new text information. According to experts, in the literature in some cases tells of human development by analogy with the development of the mouse or chicken, but this is not true. The part of the organs formed in the embryo, than in chickens and mice, and some much later, but in textbooks it is not reflected. The new manual will correct these mistakes.

The Atlas worked 75 people, which took about 15 thousand samples of fabrics, some of which have already turned 100 years old. All these samples were taken from collections of samples of human embryos of the Carnegie institution (Carnegie Institution for Science). Based on the obtained data we developed 14 models of embryos in the “age” to 60 days in various stages of development. Aid you can not only see how the embryo looks, but also to get acquainted with the fact, how are the various systems of the human respiratory, skeletal, nervous and other.

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