Wednesday, 13 June 2018

More Guardian league table success for Anatomy at King's

King's Anatomy and Physiology has risen to 4th overall in the UK Guardian University league table for 2019.

This follows steady progress up the rankings in the last six years 

2018: 5th
2017: 8th
2015: 11th
2014: 15th
2013: 28th

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Strange, unusual or outright odd

Have you found anything anatomically that you're unsure of; a variant, anastomosis, anything "non text book" Let me know, perhaps we can publish it together.

Anatomy News

The Truth Behind Donating Your Body to a Medical School

The Truth Behind Donating Your Body to a Medical School

Clinical Anatomy

Smell Receptors
As we breathe in air through our nostrils, we inhale airborne chemical molecules, which are detected by the 10 million to 20 million receptor cells embedded in the olfactory membrane of the upper nasal passage. The olfactory receptor cells are topped with tentacle-like protrusions that contain receptor proteins. When an odour receptor is stimulated, the membrane sends neural messages up the olfactory nerve to the brain.
We have approximately 1,000 types of odour receptor cells, and it is estimated that we can detect 10,000 different odours. The receptors come in many different shapes and respond selectively to different smells. Like a lock and key, different chemical molecules fit into different receptor cells, and odours are detected according to their influence on a combination of receptor cells. Just as the 10 digits from 0 to 9 can combine in many different ways to produce an endless array of phone numbers, odour molecules bind to different combinations of receptors, and these combinations are decoded in the olfactory cortex.…/5-4-tasting-smelling-and-…/

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Beauty of Bannister

See Prof. L. Bannister's Neuroanatomy drawings on a board in the General Classroom. Classic stuff and drawn from memory.


The London and South East Committee of Anatomists, on behalf of the

London & South East Medical Schools,
invites you to join us at a


held to commemorate those who donated their bodies for medical education in 2017
The Service will take place at

St George’s Cathedral Lambeth Road London


Friday 18th May 2018 at 11.00am The address will be given by
Professor Bobbie Farsides Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics Brighton and Sussex Medical School
All Welcome