Physiology

Physiology (/ˌfɪziˈɒlədʒi/; from Ancient Greek φύσις (physis), meaning 'nature, origin', and -λογία (-logia), meaning 'study of') is the scientific study of the functions and mechanisms which work within a living system.

As a sub-discipline of biology, the focus of physiology is in how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and biomolecules carry out the chemical and physical functions that exist in a living system.

Central to an understanding of physiological functioning is the investigation of the fundamental biophysical and biochemical phenomena, the coordinated homeostatic control mechanisms, and the continuous communication between cells.

The physiologic state is the condition occurring from normal body function, while the pathological state is centered on the abnormalities that occur in animal diseases, including humans.

According to the type of investigated organisms, the field can be divided into, animal physiology (including that of humans), plant physiology, cellular physiology and microbial physiology.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to those who make significant achievements in this discipline by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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University of Colorado Boulder
Four or more years; Public; $34,382 average out-state tuition; $10,248 average in-state tuition
University of Arizona
Four or more years; Public; $31,067 average out-state tuition; $10,262 average in-state tuition
Georgetown University
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University of Oregon
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University of California-Los Angeles
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University of Washington-Seattle Campus
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Case Western Reserve University
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Scholarships for Physiology Majors

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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 May 08, 2020 See Details

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

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$25,000

deadline

May 08, 2020
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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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$19,000

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FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology

FIRST

$10,000 May 15, 2020 See Details

FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology

FIRST

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$10,000

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May 15, 2020
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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Up to $7,000

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Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,700 Varies See Details

Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,700

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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,000 Varies See Details

Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,000

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

$5,000 Varies See Details

Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

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$5,000

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, Department of Science

$5,000 Varies See Details

Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, Department of Science

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$5,000

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Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship

Aerospace Education Foundation

$5,000 April 30, 2020 See Details

Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship

Aerospace Education Foundation

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$5,000

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April 30, 2020
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Up to $10,000 May 05, 2020 See Details

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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Up to $10,000

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May 05, 2020
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