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3D Heart Animation

An animation from the Sketchfab group offers a chance to study the beating heart in 3D, and rotate and move it to see how the valves coordinate their motion. You …

What is the Rarest Blood Type?

What is the rarest blood type? The rarest blood type is Bombay. A patient who came to the King Edward Hospital (KEH) in Mumbai, require a blood transfusion. He was …

Most Common Signs of a Heart Attack

Most common warning signs of a heart attack Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away …

My X-Ray Swallows

Watch a video of a person swallowing a dense liquid that is visible by x-ray. Refer to the labeled image of the x-ray in the related files of this step …

What are cells made of?

All living things that we know on Earth are made up of cells. Most creatures are just a single cell that includes bacteria, archaea (very like bacteria in some ways …

The Sodium-Potassium Pump

A clear animation of a pump in the plasma membrane that exchanges sodium for potassium ions. It uses a little ATP to do that, creating an electrical potential across the …

The Downfall of India’s Kidney Kingpin

Here is a story in Discover magazine on the surprising rise and fall of Amit Kumar, who controlled the kidney transplant trade in India in spite of not being a …

Muscle Contraction Overview Animation

If you’re interested in more detail about how muscles work at a cellular and molecular level, this is an excellent video by the medical illustrators Graham Johnson and Quade Paul. …

Myology – Skeletal Muscle Contraction

If you want to know more about muscle contraction, here is a very nicely done animation by Armando Hasudungan, a student who does first-rate work. This is an additional video, …

Peristaltic Wave in the Gastric Antrum

A peek into the bottom of the stomach using an endoscope to see it as it would look pushing its contents into the small intestine! This is an additional video, …

Reflecting on the course

Congratulations! You have completed all three weeks of the Mini Medical School: Introduction to Medical Science course! We hope you have enjoyed the content in this course. Our goal was …