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Anatomy & Physiology

4 Body Parts to Be Thankful For

When it comes to the body, some organs get more credit than others. We have so many songs and metaphors about lungs, guts, and veins, and we even spend a whole day in February celebrating the heart— but what about everything else? Today, we’ll give ...
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Anatomy & Physiology

Frightful Physiology: How Horror Movies Scare Us and Why We Can’t Get Enough

You know that feeling when the killer or the monster is creeping around the corner, ready to attack its next victim? Your heart races, your breath ...
Anatomy & Physiology

3 Dental Facts That Won’t Set Your Teeth on Edge

Between shopping for plastic vampire fangs and worrying that chewy candy might yank out a filling, we’ve been thinking a lot about teeth this ...
Anatomy & Physiology

New Content Preview: Fascia, Fascial Compartments, and Compartment Syndrome

Guess what, VB Blog readers? We have some exciting news for you! Fascial compartments have been one of our most-requested anatomy additions, and they ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Biology

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, 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 ...
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 ...