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Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor

Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre and Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University

I deliver all aspects of anatomical teaching to Medical and Biomedical students. I have a passion for understanding how the human body is formed and how it functions in both health and disease. Many aspects of my teaching relate to what happens in the body to aid in function on a daily basis.

My research interests lie within the field of osteoarthritis and the degeneration and turnover of cartilage and bone. My work commenced on a rare form of osteoarthritis; alkaptonuria, which is still studied in my lab. My work on this condition has lead me to also focus on arthritis and the turnover of joint tissues in response to disease(s) due to discoveries made whilst studying alkaptonuria.

I also have research interest in anatomy and its delivery as part of modern medical and allied health curricula.

'Smartphone pinky' and other injuries caused by excessive phone use

Nov 08, 2020 11:26 am UTC| Health

We use our phones three hours and 15 minutes a day on average. So perhaps its hardly surprising people are reporting a new injury on social media and in the news smartphone pinky. People claiming to have the condition...

Seven things you might not know about blood

May 14, 2020 10:31 am UTC| Health

Blood is fascinating. Many people learn at school that its function is to transport oxygen and nutrients around the body and remove waste products. But blood has many more functions, including defence against pathogens,...

Five amazing facts about your brain

Mar 04, 2020 00:32 am UTC| Health

Our brain is the most complex organ in the body. Not only does it control basic life functions like breathing, organ function, and movement, its also behind more complex processes everything from thought, controlling our...

Prince Andrew claims he 'didn't sweat' – here's the science

Nov 19, 2019 02:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

Sweating is a controversial topic at the moment. In his extraordinary recent BBC interview, Prince Andrew dismissed some of the allegations made against him by Virginia Giuffre (known previously as Virginia Roberts) on the...

Sore throat, cough and phlegm – all you need to know about your horrible cold

Mar 01, 2019 14:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

The human body has a large surface area that is in contact with the outside world, much of this comes from the bodys largest organ our skin which protects us from a variety of potential threats. The other major sites of...

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