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Human physiology is the science of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of humans in good health, their organs, and the cells of which they are composed. The principal level of focus of physiology is at the level of organs and systems. Most aspects of human physiology are closely homologous to corresponding aspects of animal physiology, and animal experimentation has provided much of the foundation of physiological knowledge. Anatomy and physiology are closely related fields of study: anatomy, the study of form, and physiology, the study of function, are intrinsically tied and are studied in tandem as part of a medical curriculum.
Conspicuously large nerve cells have unique functions essential for survival

Conspicuously large nerve cells have unique functions essential for survival

Study explains how certain mutations can shorten biological clock timing

Study explains how certain mutations can shorten biological clock timing

Living in greener neighborhoods may delay onset of menopause

Living in greener neighborhoods may delay onset of menopause

Wearable devices estimate cardio-respiratory fitness during everyday activities

Wearable devices estimate cardio-respiratory fitness during everyday activities

Bacterial viruses in intestinal tracts of children may play a role in stunting

Bacterial viruses in intestinal tracts of children may play a role in stunting

Researchers identify control of a mitochondrial protective mechanism

Researchers identify control of a mitochondrial protective mechanism

Microbiome can predict a person's chronological age

Microbiome can predict a person's chronological age

Developmental shape-shifting is key to cancer's ability to spread and evade immune defenses

Developmental shape-shifting is key to cancer's ability to spread and evade immune defenses

Free radicals from immune cells linked to salt-sensitive hypertension

Free radicals from immune cells linked to salt-sensitive hypertension

Study explores how some mammals postpone development of their embryos

Study explores how some mammals postpone development of their embryos

Researchers culture human blood-brain barrier on a chip

Researchers culture human blood-brain barrier on a chip

Family history of alcoholism affects how your brain transitions between active and resting states

Family history of alcoholism affects how your brain transitions between active and resting states

Bayer and Meiogenix join forces to advance agricultural research and development

Bayer and Meiogenix join forces to advance agricultural research and development

Robot that can draw blood in humans

Robot that can draw blood in humans

New study sheds light on human in vitro organ model research trends

New study sheds light on human in vitro organ model research trends

Increasing the number of small blood vessels may be helpful for recovering movement

Increasing the number of small blood vessels may be helpful for recovering movement

Drug to improve fetal growth may increase blood pressure and blood sugar levels in offspring

Drug to improve fetal growth may increase blood pressure and blood sugar levels in offspring

Gut bacteria help regulate contraction and relaxation of colon muscles

Gut bacteria help regulate contraction and relaxation of colon muscles

Researchers receive $1 million grant to study effects of bacteria on the brain

Researchers receive $1 million grant to study effects of bacteria on the brain

Researchers provide first insight into innovative approach for diabetes care

Researchers provide first insight into innovative approach for diabetes care