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Organophosphates, Hydrocarbons, and Corrosives, Oh My!: The Pathophysiology of Agricultural and Industrial Poisons

If you're like me then when you first hear the term "poison" you picture a little eerie flask with a skull and crossbones on the label. Image ...
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VB News Desk: Facts About the Flu

Here in North America, October through May is flu season. If you’ve ever had the flu, you know firsthand how unpleasant it can be—aches, fever, ...
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The Precious Pancreas: Insulin, Glucagon, and Digestive Juices

Located behind the stomach and at the back of the abdomen is the six-inch-long, tadpole-shaped pancreas. From head to tail, the pancreas extends ...
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VB News Desk: Brain Development Lessons from Glowing Fish

How do we get from stem cells in the developing brain to multiple types of neurons that form initial networks with one another? It’s a question with ...
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Mitosis and Meiosis: What's the Difference?

Did you know that right now, inside your body, some of your cells are making copies of themselves? Don’t worry—that’s normal. Your cells need to make ...
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Anatomy and Physiology: Anatomical Position and Directional Terms

For those of you who have taken an A&P course (or are taking one right now), you know that before you get to learning about the body you need to ...
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DNA and RNA Basics: Replication, Transcription, and Translation

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is one of the most important molecules in your body, and though around 99.9% of your DNA is the same as that of every ...
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VB News Desk: What Ancient Teeth Tell Us About Human Milk Consumption

Have you ever thought about how weird it is that, long after they’re done drinking their mothers’ milk, humans drink the milk of other animals? It’s ...
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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Influencing Medicine

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making their way into medicine. These powerful computing tools, which allow for a computer to be ...
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VB News Desk: 3 Ways Tiny Organs Are Making Big Advances

Organoids and organ-on-a-chip technologies are becoming more and more popular as models for studying different organs and tissues in the human body. ...
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