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VB News Desk: How Much Artificial Sweetener Is in Your Food?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a policy statement regarding the use of nonnutritive sweeteners. It’s a great summary of the ...
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Everything Outside Is Secretly Out to Poison You: A Look at Biological Toxins and Venoms

Welcome back to yet another episode of "Madison is unhealthily and creepily obsessed with poisons!" Today's starring cast consists of microbial ...
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VB News Desk: Epigenetics, Oxytocin, and Mother-Baby Interactions

The fact that it’s good for parents to spend quality time with their children is just common sense—but did you know that a new study showed that ...
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Exploring Kidney Pathologies with Physiology & Pathology

Visible Body’s newest app, Physiology & Pathology, features illustrations, animations, and 3D models covering a wide range of common pathologies of ...
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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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