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You've Got Some Nerve(s): Exploring the Spinal Nerves

At about 45 cm long, the human spinal cord is an information superhighway that connects the brain to the rest of the body. That may seem tiny ...
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Does Tryptophan Make Me Sleepy? A Look at an Amino Acid with a Bad Rap.

If you've ever been to Thanksgiving dinner at anyone's house ever, you've probably heard something along these lines: "I'm so tired because I ate too ...
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Anatomy and Physiology: A Peek at Lower Leg and Foot Pathologies

You rely on your legs and feet all day to get you where you need to be, support you while you wait in line at Disneyland, and help you keep your ...
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Biggest Challenges Facing Anatomy Teachers in 2018

Over the past year we asked hundreds of anatomy instructors this question: “What are the biggest challenges facing you and your students?” Last week, ...
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Anatomy and Physiology of the Lower Respiratory System

We breathe anywhere from 17,000 to 24,000 times a day (or more!), and most of the time we don't even think about it. We can focus on the more ...
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From Detecting Heart Disease to the Treatment of Osteoarthritis: The Latest Medical Discoveries of 2018

We’re two months into 2018, but there already have been groundbreaking discoveries in the medical world that bring us closer to treatments for severe ...
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From the Instructor Hive Mind: Top 10 Study Tips for Acing A&P

It’s nearing the end of February, which means midterms are coming up fast and it’s officially too late to use the “I’m still in holiday-mode” excuse. ...
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A Lot on Our Minds Part 2: Digging Deeper

A little while ago, we virtually dissected the outer structures of the brain using Human Anatomy Atlas. Need a review? Go back and read (or watch) it ...
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A Real Pain in the Butt: The Anatomy and Pathology of Sciatica

I just got back from a little trip to Mexico where I was sitting in a plane seat for four hours, unable to move or walk around. We've all been there: ...
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New Year, New Me, Old Knees: Degenerated Articular Cartilage (Osteoarthritis)

The new year's air is full of resolutions, that post-holiday glow, and wallet-emptying gym memberships. It's the end of your first workday of the ...
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