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Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology

Et Tu, Immune System? 4 Seasonal Allergy Facts

Spring is in the air! And if you live in the northeastern US, pollen soon will be, too. This means that, despite the warm weather, people who get seasonal allergies—also known as “hay fever” or allergic rhinitis—might not be so keen on spending time ...
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Anatomy & Physiology, Biology

Women's History Spotlight: Five Fantastic Female Scientists You Should Know

March is Women’s History Month—we thought we’d celebrate by learning about the achievements of five women who made huge contributions to biology, ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology

What Is Heart Valve Disease?

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but seeing as February is National Heart Month we’ve got another circulatory system blog post for you! In the ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Biology

I Want To Know What Blood Is: A 3D Visual Field Guide to Blood Cells

It’s February, and you know what that means here at VB...it’s time for a blog post about the circulatory system! Instead of focusing on the heart, ...
Anatomy & Physiology

5 Reasons We're Grateful for the Nervous System

It’s almost Thanksgiving here in the US. While our family gatherings and friendsgiving celebrations may be virtual this year, there’s still a lot to ...
Anatomy & Physiology

5 Facts About the Prostate and Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system that is located just below the bladder. It contains the ejaculatory ducts and a portion of ...
Anatomy & Physiology

5 Facts About the Ovaries and Ovarian Cancer

Today, we’re going to talk about the ovaries, the gonads of the female reproductive system and the site of a process with one of the best names ...
Anatomy & Physiology

4 Fascinating Facts About Vaccine History

Vaccines have been in the news a great deal lately, as research and clinical trials for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine continue at an impressive pace. August ...
Anatomy & Physiology

Biomechanics: Lever Systems in the Body

Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to do a calf raise with 50 lbs than it is to perform a 50-lb bicep curl? Is it because your bicep is ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology

5 Facts About Aphasia

Did you know that in addition to being Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, June is Aphasia Awareness Month as well? Aphasia is a language disorder ...