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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, 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 ...
Pathology

3 Real Diseases That Influenced Vampire Folklore

From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to the 2000s’ sparkly Edward Cullen, vampire mythology has been part of popular culture for quite a while. Even before ...
Pathology

Learning the ABCs: What Is Viral Hepatitis?

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been announced, and it’s being awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. ...
News, Pathology

VB News Desk: A Potential New COVID Treatment and the Race for a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world, the research community has been abuzz with studies centered on finding treatments, and ...
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 ...
Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology

5 Facts About Alzheimer's Disease

Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month? Alzheimer’s Disease is a neurodegenerative condition that impairs memory and ...
Pathology

5 Deadly Pandemics of the Past and What We Can Learn From Them

Whether caused by bacteria, viruses, or other malicious microorganisms, disease has been a part of human life since there has been human life. That’s ...
Anatomy & Physiology, News, Pathology

Research Roundup: Could Light Help Treat Brain Disorders and Chronic Pain?

Whether it comes from the sun, a lightbulb, or a campfire, light is an important component of our world. We rely on it for our sense of vision, for ...
News, Pathology

VB News Desk: Could the COVID-19 Coronavirus Become a Pandemic?

Back in January, a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which leads to a disease called COVID-19, began making headlines as it began to infect more and ...