Bone Pathology: A Look at Osteosarcoma of the Skull

“Osteosarcoma is an aggressive malignant neoplasm arising from primitive transformed cells of mesenchymal origin that exhibit osteoblastic differentiation and produce malignant osteoid.” That is a fancy way of saying BONE CANCER   Osteoblasts are cells  that synthesize, or make, bone. Sometimes, it doesn’t work like it’s supposed to. When there is not enough nutrient minerals, the osteoblast are dysfunctional and the bone doesn’t […]Read More

Culture Through Art: The 1930s edition

Some of the most powerful, insightful and dynamic chroniclers and anthropologists have actually been artists. Through their art, artist captured and preserved not just important events in a particular time and space, but they also used their art to pass along cultural traditions, identity, news, social commentary, reflections of the world around them. Many anthropologist utilize art […]Read More

Easter and Functionalism? Community in Our Differences

I grew up in a house where Easter traditions were filled with Easter sunrise service, breakfast, egg dying, Easter egg hunts, baskets, and all the reminders of Spring! New outfits, flowers, parades, and the overwhelming symbolism of renewal and rebirth. I loved Easter! Then my dad died. When I was 11, I lost my dad […]Read More

Jazz, Gin, Lock Picking and Culture!

I could hear the jazz horns before I even entered the building. The dark, rainy night only added to my excitement. As we entered into the Library of the General Society, we were greeted by smiling ladies, handing us keys tied to a maroon, satin ribbon, and cloth, muslin bags filled with lock picking supplies. The […]Read More