Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease
Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease
Belly fat helps fight infection, but is also a common site of metastasis.
Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease
Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease

Belly fat helps fight infection, but is also a common site of metastasis.

Belly fat helps fight infection, but is also a common site of metastasis.

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Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections
Selene Meza-Perez and Troy D. Randall | Oct 1, 2018
Hanging in front of the abdomen like an apron, the depot of visceral fat known as the omentum helps regulate immune responses.
Homo sapiens Exposed, 1556
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Juan Valverde de Amusco’s anatomical drawings corrected some earlier errors while making anatomy more accessible.
Anatomical Art
Eli Chen | Jul 31, 2014
Through her Street Anatomy blog, medical illustrator Vanessa Ruiz has connected with a diverse array of arists who draw inspiration from the human body.
Anatomy for Everybody
Eli Chen | Jul 31, 2014
Meet Vanessa Ruiz, the medical illustrator behind the popular art blog Street Anatomy.
The Neuron Doctrine, circa 1894
Chris Palmer | Nov 1, 2013
Santiago Ramón y Cajal used a staining technique developed by Camillo Golgi to formulate the idea that the neuron is the basic unit of the nervous system.
“Living Lectures”
Tracy Vence | Oct 31, 2013
Massachusetts-based artist Danny Quirk uses latex body paint to bring anatomical structures to life.
Dissection via Paintbrush
Tracy Vence | Oct 31, 2013
An artist uses latex body paint to bring anatomical structures to life.
Slices of Life, circa 1872
Dan Cossins | Jan 1, 2013
A master of topographical anatomy, Christian Wilhelm Braune produced accurate colored lithographs from cross sections of the human body.