Category Archives: Physiology

What Does the Spleen Do?

Those comedians at Harvard Medical School address the age-old question:

Why music can give you goosebumps and chills

The science of napping

This from ASAPScience. (And hey, this doesn’t mean it’s okay to sleep in class!)


How a retrovirus replicates

This animation does a great job of explaining the devious infection methods of retroviruses, such as HIV. It also demonstrates how a variety of antiretroviral drugs interfere with those processes.


How a virus invades your body

Banjo playing during brain surgery

The science of love