human body

Muscling our way toward movement

Jul 01, 2020

By Alec Chaves There are many aspects of human biology that are fascinating…. how we breathe, how we turn food into energy, and even the process of forming thoughts. In this article, I am going to break down one of the most basic functions that humans can carry out: movement. Although basic, movement requires a […]

What the heck is the spleen?

Feb 21, 2020

By Jenna Beam Let’s level with each other – everyone has a spleen, everyone knows that everyone has a spleen, but does anyone know what the spleen is for?  Until a few years ago, I had no idea what the spleen was for. Was it like the appendix – a vestigial structure, leftover from millenia […]

Blood

Mar 23, 2019

By Eva Vitucci Blood. It makes some people squeamish, some people faint, but it makes all of us alive. Blood is the fluid inside our blood vessels that circulates through our body and connects each organ system together, as though it were the body’s highway system. This liquid highway system is how the cells of […]