Understanding Life: Focus on Physiology

Clare Ray (Editor), Sarah Hall (Editor), Christopher Torrens (Editor), Angela Breslin, Yousef Alqurashi, Julia Attias, Daniel Brayson, Fan Chung, Niall Hyland, Thomas Smith, Christof Schwiening, Holly Shiels, Paul D. Taylor, Mike Tipton

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Aimed at undergraduates and 16-19 year-olds, this resource is an update of an earlier version and showcases some of the latest and most exciting areas of physiological research, reflecting the evolving nature of this discipline and why we study it. By continuing to develop our understanding of normal body processes, physiology can provide useful insights into how we can maintain our health on Earth and in extreme environments such as space.

The topics covered are:
Healthy ageing and development
Exercise physiology
Microbiome physiology
Pathophysiology of asthma
Sleep and circadian rhythms
Life at the limits
Space physiology
Conservation physiology

The booklet also includes profiles of early career physiologists working in an exciting variety of research areas; these case studies illustrate the career opportunities that are open to students who graduate with physiology or a related degree.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThe Physiological Society
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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