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Meet the VB Team: The Masterminds of Medical Visualization

The biomedical visualization team at Visible Body creates highly visual and interactive 3D models and animations used by students in high school, ...
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The Wonderful Windpipe: Five Awesome Facts about the Trachea

Guess what? I know what you’re doing right this second. (And no, I don’t have psychic powers.) You’re breathing! Well, probably. You’re constantly ...
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Going to med school? The president of Northeastern University's American Medical Women's Association has some advice for you

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Kayla Meyer, a graduating senior at Northeastern University. She's a candidate for a Bachelor's of ...
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Wise Up! Three "Whys" of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth may sound mystical, but all they are is the third set of molars (the large back teeth that grind up our food). They are the last set of ...
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A Digital Post: Fingers and Thumbs

What do you, an opossum, and an orangutan have in common? Opposable thumbs! Opposable thumbs have helped humans go from making and using our first ...
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Let's Untangle This: All About Hair

Shampooing, conditioning, curling, straightening, trimming, coloring, shaving, plucking, waxing...it can take a lot of effort to groom the hair on ...
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You've Got Some More Nerve(s): The Cranial Nerves

Let’s face it. (Ha!) There’s a lot going on in (and on) your head at any given time. Your eyes gather information about light, your ears collect ...
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Five Breast Cancer Facts

Today, we’re going to talk about breast cancer, one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women. Cancer happens when cells in the body replicate ...
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Five Interesting Facts About Nipples

The majority of people in the world have nipples. You might giggle at the mention of nipples (maybe because the word “nipple” is so silly-sounding?), ...
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The Rectus Abdominis and Friends: An Intro to the Ab Muscles

When people think of working out at the gym, chances are that they imagine doing planks, crunches, and sit-ups. Why? Core work is a central component ...
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