New study explains different nose shapes in humans
Texas A&M University anthropology graduate student Lauren Butaric is part of a team of scientists involved in a study that answers questions about the shape of the human nose. Read about her paper, just published in the journal The Anatomical Record, that seeks to explain the relationship between the maxillary sinuses and the shape of our noses.
Pity the poor maxillary sinuses. Those bulbous pouches on either side of the human nose are known more for trapping mucus and causing sinus infections than anything else.