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You've Got Some More Nerve(s): The Cranial Nerves

Let’s face it. (Ha!) There’s a lot going on in (and on) your head at any given time. Your eyes gather information about light, your ears collect ...
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Five Breast Cancer Facts

Today, we’re going to talk about breast cancer, one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women. Cancer happens when cells in the body replicate ...
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Five Interesting Facts About Nipples

The majority of people in the world have nipples. You might giggle at the mention of nipples (maybe because the word “nipple” is so silly-sounding?), ...
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The Rectus Abdominis and Friends: An Intro to the Ab Muscles

When people think of working out at the gym, chances are that they imagine doing planks, crunches, and sit-ups. Why? Core work is a central component ...
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The Glorious Glutes: Muscles of the Buttocks

I don’t know about you, but whenever I think of the word “maximus,” two things immediately come to mind: Russell Crowe’s character in Gladiator and ...
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Navigating the Nervous System Part II: The Autonomic Nervous System

In last week’s post, we began the epic quest of mapping out the divisions of the human nervous system. This is what we created so far: If you missed ...
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Navigating the Nervous System Part I: The CNS, PNS, and Somatic Motor Control

All the terminology that gets thrown around when you’re studying the nervous system can be a little overwhelming. Autonomic, parasympathetic, ...
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Something to Talk About: The Anatomy of Speech Sounds

When it comes to communication, humans are pretty unique. Our mouths and throats are specialized to create a wide array of sounds, and the fact that ...
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Staining the Small Stuff: Why Histology is Awesome

If you follow VB, you might have noticed we’ve been talking a lot lately about the new histology content in our Anatomy & Physiology app. Well, ...
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What's Blood Got To Do With It? Blood Vessel Basics

We all know that blood is important. It’s not just the favorite food of vampires and mosquitoes—it’s a core element of keeping human bodies alive and ...
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