Transcranial segment of the trigeminal nerve: macro-/microscopic anatomical study using sheet plastination
To date, more than 14,000 donors around the world have bequeathed their bodies to Dr von Hagens' Institute for Plastination
. Body Worlds: Vital will be showing at Life Science Centre until Nov, 2.
For the first episode listeners are taken to Body Worlds, a traveling exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts that are prepared using a technique called plastination
. The exhibition recently visited South Africa and drew over 250 000 visitors.
The exhibition features real human bodies which have been preserved through plastination
, a process invented by the aforementioned and pioneering anatomist Dr von Hagens to thwart the process of decomposition.
All have been preserved using the plastination
process invented in 1977 by German anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens.
Multivaried analysis applied at the stage of dehydration in the plastination
technique in horse's kidney.
Thanks to the science of plastination
, invented by Dr Gunther von Hagens, each animal has been painstakingly preserved, allowing visitors to see what lies beneath nature's skin in intricate detail.
It is visiting the UK for the first time and brings together a collection of real human bodies and organs, willed by donors and preserved through plastination
- a ground-breaking specimen preservation process invented by scientist Dr Gunther von Hagens.
While the results of Dr von Hagens' plastination
process of preservation - groundbreaking when he invented it in 1977 - have been shown in this country before, they have never been seen in this region.
and Anatomical Techniques Laboratory, Research Center in Dental Sciences (CICO), Dental School, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
The exhibition brings together a collection of real human bodies, specimens and organs, willed by donors and preserved through plastination
- a ground-breaking preservation process invented by scientist Dr Gunther von Hagens.
Tenders are invited for Complete plastination
unit with gas curing
The next step in the wolf's journey is to undergo a procedure called plastination
, a technique of replacing water and fat with plastics.
A large list of alternative methods has already been described in countries such as the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, like plastination
, three-dimensional imaging (3D) and body painting, which presented positive impacts in the scientific community (McMenamin et al.; AbouHashem et al., 2015).
The specimens are replacing cadavers and are being used for dissection and for learning the human anatomy, said Alexander Crasemann, director of sales and marketing, Von Hagens Plastination