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Physiology is the study of how the body works under normal conditions. You use physiology when you exercise, read, breathe, sleep, or do just about anything. Physiology is generally divided into ten major organ systems. This website looks at each one in a bit more detail.
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Peter Agre shares the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of water channels, the protein mechanism in cells that facilitate water exchange. Understanding these water channels allows scientists to study many organs, such as the kidneys, which process high volumes of water every day. This discovery provided insight into diseases affecting the loss of water in the body including diabetes insipidus.
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    Researchers at DARPA are using geckos to create biologically inspired methods of scaling vertical walls. Check out this video demonstration of “Geckskin”:

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    History of the American Physiological Society

    The American Physiological Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members. Today, the Society counts some 11,000 members, most of whom hold doctoral degrees in medicine, physiology or other health professions. Our work, then, as now, was to support research, education, and circulation of information in the physiological sciences.

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