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The Nose's Unheralded Neighbor


March 12, 2013

image of the maxillary sinuses of the human nose The maxillary sinuses, those pouches on either side of the human nose, have a purpose after all: They act as cushions to allow noses to assume different shapes. A study by a University of Iowa-led research team explains the relationship for the first time. Results appear in the journal The Anatomical Record. Full Story

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