Biological science

Join the author in an exciting narrative about the Gut, a small but amazing organ that does so many things that it is called the second brain. From digesting anything that is put in it to controlling feelings and emotions, the Gut is a Jack of all trades, and a master in every one of them.
 
Animals constantly interact with their environment for the most vital of functions - finding food, avoiding predators or courting a prospective mate. What role does our nervous system play in these interactions? What do we know about this vital organ system and how it is made?
 
Animals constantly interact with their environment for the most vital of functions - finding food, avoiding predators or courting a prospective mate. What role does our nervous system play in these interactions? What do we know about this vital organ system and how it is made?
 
We constantly interact with microbes of all sizes and shapes. But, only a very small number of these interactions lead to disease. So, how do disease-causing microbes enter our body? How does the human body defend itself against them? This article explores some of these questions in the context of common cold.
 
“I tried to picture myself as a virus or a cancer cell and tried to sense what it would be like.” Jonas Salk (Scientist and discoverer of the polio vaccine)
How long has the use of anaesthetics during surgical procedures been in existence? What were the pitfalls encountered in finding an ideal anaesthetic? How is an ideal anaesthetic defined? Who were the main scientists and doctors involved in getting anaesthesia to the present level of sophistication? This article throws light on the history of this important medical aid.
 
Introduction
The human body is an eternal battleground. We are constantly meeting with invaders of all kinds and all sizes. Did you know that our bodies have private armies that fight against disease? What are the different units in this army? How do they function? How do they get to the frontline almost  instantaneously? These questions and many more are answered in this first-hand account by a soldier (cell) in the human immune system.
 
What role does electricity play in the functioning of the human body? While electricity is mainly explored as a topic in Physics in school science, and touched upon in Chemistry, is it also important to touch upon the importance of electricity in Biology, and specifically in sustaining life? This article examines the criticality of electricity in the functioning of various processes in the human body.
 
Most human understanding of motion is relatively recent – whether it’s the movement of the Earth, the expansion of the Universe, the perpetual motion of atoms or the mechanisms of movement in life forms. Integrating our understanding from various disciplines is crucial for a holistic approach to this phenomenon. This article suggests studying the causality of movement through various disciplines as a unifying theme between them.
 
Most human understanding of motion is relatively recent – whether it’s the movement of the Earth, the expansion of the Universe, the perpetual motion of atoms or the mechanisms of movement in life forms. Integrating our understanding from various disciplines is crucial for a holistic approach to this phenomenon. This article suggests studying the causality of movement through various disciplines as a unifying theme between them.
 
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