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The Deadly Dozen: The 12 Most Foreboding Chest Injuries Part I

"The Deadly Dozen," boy, does that sound ominous! Who knew that life-threatening thoracic trauma conditions could have such a sinister yet snazzy ...
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VB News Desk: Skin Cancer and FDA Sunscreen Regulations

In recent years, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a clearer understanding of the effects of the sun and the skin’s absorption ...
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Exploring Thoracic and Pulmonary Structures with Human Anatomy Atlas 2020

We’ve talked about the thoracic cage and the respiratory system on the Visible Body blog before—having lungs is important, after all! With the ...
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VB News Desk: Of Placentas, Platelets, and Platypuses

When was the last time you talked about the human placenta, platelets, and the majestic platypus in one sentence (or even one conversation)? Unless ...
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Tiny Transportation: Active vs. Passive Transport in Cells

Today, we’re going to take a close look at the human body. I mean a really close look. That’s right—we’re talking about cells! More specifically, ...
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VB News Desk: The Secret to Athletic Performance Enhancement Could Be in Marathon Runners' Guts

The secret to athletic performance enhancement may lie in marathon runners’ guts. For years, scientists have been studying the correlation between ...
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The Amazing Appendix: An Anatomical Mystery

Does the appendix have a purpose? It may seem like a trivial question, right up there with “what should I have for dinner tonight?” but the answer is ...
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VB News Desk: Horns?! Nope, just an enlarged external occipital protuberance.

Here at Visible Body, we enjoy keeping up with the latest scientific research. When we heard there was a study saying that young people were growing ...
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Inside the Cadaver Lab Part 2: An Interview with Chad Howland, PT, DPT, CMPT

For the second installment in our Inside the Cadaver Lab series, we interviewed Chad Howland, PT, DPT, CMPT, a professor at Husson University’s ...
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VB News Desk: No Sleep? No Good.

Often romanticized in books and movies, the ambiguity of night owls has enticed viewers for decades. However, those who lurk during later hours may ...
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