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Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy & Physiology: 4 Facts About the Cervix

It’s January! Time for New Year’s resolutions and a whole lot of snow (for us New Englanders at least). But did you know that January is also Cervical Health Awareness Month? Now you do.  What’s so important about the cervix, you ask? The cervix is ...
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Anatomy & Physiology

Energy & Metabolism Part 2: Cellular Respiration

In Part 1 of our Energy & Metabolism overview, we talked about the different types of nutrients your body needs and how it breaks them down into ...
Anatomy & Physiology

Energy & Metabolism Part 1: Nutrients

Do you ever feel like you need more energy? Maybe you stayed up all night studying for exams, or you just finished an intense workout at the gym, or ...
Anatomy & Physiology

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 ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology

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 ...
Anatomy & Physiology

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 ...
Anatomy & Physiology

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 ...
Anatomy & Physiology

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 ...
Anatomy & Physiology

Digestion's Cutest Heroes: A Dive Into the Intestinal Villi

Look how cute these little guys are! They may be teeny but they are mighty! Your intestines are full of tiny villi and even tinier microvilli. These ...
Anatomy & Physiology

Investigating Renal Anatomy with Human Anatomy Atlas 2020

By now I'm sure you've heard the amazing news: Human Anatomy Atlas 2020 has made its debut! Along with the awesome pulmonary and thoracic structures ...