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Maxillary Sinuses

Caption: The maxillary sinuses, those pouches on either side of the human nose, change their size depending on the shape of the nasal cavity, according to a research team led by the University of Iowa. The study shows why the maxillary sinuses in African-origin faces (shown at right) differ from those of European origin.

Credit: Nathan Holton, University of Iowa

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