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Anatomy & Physiology, Biology

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 copies of themselves so that they can replace old, dead cells. It’s the circle of life, Simba. ...
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Anatomy & Physiology

Let's Untangle This: All About Hair

Shampooing, conditioning, curling, straightening, trimming, coloring, shaving, plucking, waxing...it can take a lot of effort to groom the hair on ...
Anatomy & Physiology

Osteon Powers: A Dive into Compact Bone’s Functional and Structural Unit

Today on the Visible Body Blog, we’re talking about osteons! As the functional and structural unit of compact bone, the osteon is responsible for the ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Technology in Anatomy Education

Free Lesson Plan: Learning the Liver

Today on the Visible Body Blog, we’ll walk through a lesson plan centered around the liver! This lesson uses collaboration and the 3D tools in Human ...
Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomical Variations of the Circulatory System

The human body doesn’t always look like it does in textbook illustrations. The term anatomical variant refers to deviations from the norm that don’t ...
Anatomy & Physiology

How—and Why—Do Humans Walk Upright?

Walking is something that many of us take for granted, but it’s more complex than you might think. Today on the Visible Body blog, we’ll look at the ...
Anatomy & Physiology

It’s Electric!: The Cardiac Conduction System

The healthy heart pumps five to six liters of blood every minute—if you’re like me and visualized that as three two-liter soda bottles, you know ...
Anatomy & Physiology

A Brief Guide to Blood Donation

Someone requires platelets or a blood transfusion every two seconds in the United States, but the Red Cross, which supplies 40% of the country’s ...
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 ...
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 ...