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Anatomy & Physiology

A Brief Guide to Blood Donation

Someone requires platelets or a blood transfusion every two seconds in the United States, but the Red Cross, which supplies 40% of the country’s blood donations, reports that we are in the worst blood supply shortage in the past decade. Since March ...
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Technology in Anatomy Education, Biology

Free Lesson Plan: Diffusion and Osmosis with Visible Biology

Diffusion and osmosis are concepts that are important in understanding how cells—and organisms at large—function. Rather than let students “learn ...
Biology

A Look Inside Mitochondria: Components, Cellular Respiration, and Disorders

It’s the mantra of every biology classroom: The mitochondrion is the powerhouse of the cell. But what does that actually mean? Mitochondria (the ...
Technology in Anatomy Education

What Does 2022 Have in Store for American Higher Ed?

If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that the future is unpredictable. The pandemic has added confusion and uncertainty and has forced ...
Technology in Anatomy Education, Biology

Your Visible Biology Questions ANSWERED!

In January 2022, we will officially release Visible Biology as a standalone web product and as part of Courseware, the web-based platform that ...
Pathology

What We Know—And Don’t Know—About Long COVID

Some experts have called it “our next national health disaster.”  For almost two years, much of the medical research community has focused on ...
News

[Non-COVID] Medical News Roundup 2021

2021 was a huge year for health news here in the United States as COVID vaccines were rolled out and we had to learn several fraternities’ worth of ...
Technology in Anatomy Education

Study Smarter with These Three Strategies

The fall semester is coming to a close, and students around the world are getting ready to do battle with their most formidable foe: finals. Visible ...
Technology in Anatomy Education

A Beginner’s Guide to Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Augmented reality (AR) offers dynamic ways for students to engage with both course content and the world around them.  More and more educators are ...
Anatomy & Physiology

4 Body Parts to Be Thankful For

When it comes to the body, some organs get more credit than others. We have so many songs and metaphors about lungs, guts, and veins, and we even ...