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Kevin Patton is an author, educator, consultant, and adventurer.
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The New Adaptive Quizzing Tool Is Available!
Did you know that there's a new version of  Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing (EAQ) now available for Anatomy & Physiology 10th edition? I've mentioned the value of EAQ in the past , but this version has been updated and enhanced to be an even more valuable learni...
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What's Up with Eponyms in A&P? Part 1
Eponyms are terms based on a person's name —such as Langerhans islet . Often, it's the recognized discoverer of a structure, process, condition, medical procedure, or whatever. Toponyms are similar, but are named for a place rather than a person. For exampl...
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Coloring Books Are Powerful Study Tools (And They Help Manage Stress)
When I was an undergraduate, a friend at another college showed me the coloring book she was using for her anatomy class. Yikes! A coloring book for a college anatomy class?! Honestly, I thought the idea was ridiculous. Even though my friend swore to me tha...
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New Unit Pre-Tests Help Jump-Start Student Learning
A particularly exciting update in the new edition of Anatomy & Physiology is the new learning feature in the opening of each unit of the book. Recall that A&P is chunked into more, smaller chapters than other 2-semester A&P textbooks to reduce a reader's co...
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New 10th Edition of Patton's A&P textbook is now available!
I'm excited about the official release of the new edition of my textbook for 2-semester courses in human anatomy and physiology! Although at first glance the cover of Anatomy & Physiology looks similar to that of the previous 9th edition—black background wi...
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Platelets vs. Bacteria
Platelets as potent scavengers of bacteria ? Really? Something like 750 billion tiny cell fragment called platelets circulate in the human blood stream. When an injury to a blood vessel occurs, they stick to the exposed collagen in groups—forming  platelet ...
Platelets vs. Bacteria
Platelets vs. Bacteria
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Planning The A&P Professor Podcast Series
I've been looking at the possibility of launching a podcast series  from The A&P Professor. Doing a bit of preliminary planning, taking workshops on how to do it right, doing daily vocal warm-ups—that sort of thing. But since all my The A&P Professor done o...
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Got High Blood Pressure? The 2017 Hypertension Guidelines.
With the new guidelines for high blood pressure popping up all over the news recently, we may wonder what we need to know when this comes up in our A&P classrooms. And we know it will—students love, love, love to connect what they are learning in A&P with w...
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Biomolecule Imaging Pioneers Share Nobel Prize
Today, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 to Jacques Dubochet (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) and Joachim Frank (Columbia University, New York, USA), and Richard Henderson (MRC Laboratory of Mo...
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The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash , and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian ...
The A&P Professor
The A&P Professor
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