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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.
Research describes how nerve growth factor stimulates a sequence of proteins that promote nerve growth

Research describes how nerve growth factor stimulates a sequence of proteins that promote nerve growth

New educational campaign on celiac disease

New educational campaign on celiac disease

Protein research may help develop new antibiotics

Protein research may help develop new antibiotics

New research offers clues into how the body controls appetite and food intake

New research offers clues into how the body controls appetite and food intake

Why lost weight returns after dieting

Why lost weight returns after dieting

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

U-M scientists say Wnt protein prevents obesity by inhibiting fat cell development

U-M scientists say Wnt protein prevents obesity by inhibiting fat cell development

New £18M Medical Research Council facility

New £18M Medical Research Council facility

New generation of cooling jackets to reduce the body temperature of elite athletes

New generation of cooling jackets to reduce the body temperature of elite athletes

Stents designed with thinner and fewer linkages may be the basis of a new generation of stents

Stents designed with thinner and fewer linkages may be the basis of a new generation of stents

Exposure to excess hormones in the womb increases risk of heart disease and diabetes

Exposure to excess hormones in the womb increases risk of heart disease and diabetes

Art used to reduce stress

Art used to reduce stress

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

What causes polycystic ovary syndrome?

What causes polycystic ovary syndrome?

Special Ops medics training at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Special Ops medics training at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Researchers have recreated the ability of mammalian cells to self-organize

Researchers have recreated the ability of mammalian cells to self-organize

Significance of the discovery of anthrax toxin genes in a naturally occurring microbe other than Bacillus anthracis

Significance of the discovery of anthrax toxin genes in a naturally occurring microbe other than Bacillus anthracis

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

Research may help treat muscular dystrophies and other muscle diseases caused by glycosylation defects

Research may help treat muscular dystrophies and other muscle diseases caused by glycosylation defects

Trial to beat cholesterol with soy and dairy combo

Trial to beat cholesterol with soy and dairy combo