They grew vaginas, they’re growing penises

Anthony Atala and colleagues at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are busy making replacement parts. Their study “Tissue-engineered autologous vaginal organs in patients: a pilot cohort study” in The Lancet, published this year, tells of the distaff part of the story. A report in The Guardian tells of their efforts to build masculinature: “The lab-grown penis: approaching […]

Adams apples : examinations (part 1)

Apparently, the artist Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was embarrassed by the size of his laryngeal prominence. Mr. Rockwell felt, it’s said, that his Adam’s apple protruded unduly, and had been known to take steps to cover it up in public. [pictured right] But possible academic implications of this have remained largely unstudied in scholarly circles – […]