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Physiology focuses on organisms at the system level. It aims to explain how these systems (which can range from a cell, through an organ, to a whole organism) carry out their functions. Originally studied through dissections, physiologists now use many different techniques to look at how our bodies, as well as those of other animals and plants, work.

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The effects of space travel on the human body are still being investigated. Until the risks are fully understood, humanity faces limits in the scope of their space exploration.
Delve deeper into space medicine

Whales; the majestic, mysterious mammals of the ocean.
Delve deeper into whales

Our immune systems are vital for our survival as they protect us from bacterial, viruses and other pathogens that could cause us harm. But sometimes, they can go wrong, and cause damage to our bodies.
Delve deeper into immune system

Our senses allow us to explore and interact with the world around us. Even the simplest living organisms have some way to sense their environment - and some animals can sense in ways we can't even imagine!
Delve deeper into senses
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At low concentrations toxins, drugs, radiation and other “stressors” may improve health rather than damage it. Scientists are looking into why.
Delve deeper into hormesis

Scientists are very interested in twins because it helps us identify the differences between genetic and environmental factors that influence health and behaviour.
Delve deeper into twins

From two wombs to signs of pregnancy without an actual pregnancy, reproduction can be weird, wonderful, and sometimes scary. So what are some of the weirdest pregnancies out there?
Delve deeper into unusual pregnancies

Blog posts about physiology

Our blog posts are often written by scientists about their ongoing research

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What causes hangovers?
Thursday 17th of March 2016
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Our face spiders - friends or foes?
Saturday 31st of October 2015
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Can we regenerate our hearts?
Monday 27th of July 2015
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Male vs Female Brains
Wednesday 15th of April 2015
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Squid Lady Parts
Thursday 31st of July 2014
Science blog article.
Why do we sleep? [SCIENCE VIDEO]
Thursday 19th of December 2013
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