Dr Alison Woollard from the University of Oxford explores the frontiers of developmental biology and uncovers the remarkable transformation of a single cell into a complex organism.
Meet the Guts
Choose a gut below to learn about its goodness!
Human Body Interactives
Find out all about the human body and how it works.
Human Anatomy: Explore the Body
Explore the human body like never before! With hundreds of interactive anatomy pictures and descriptions of thousands of objects in the body, InnerBody.com will help you discover what you want to know about human anatomy, right here at your fingertips.
How the Body Works
The human body is an amazing machine. Learn more about it through movies, quizzes, articles, and more.
Body Systems Game
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BBC Human Body and Mind
Learn all about your body with BBC Science & Nature's guide.
Ten things we don't understand ...
Some of humanity's strangest foibles still defy explanation. But it is becoming clear that behaviours, like nose-picking or blushing ...
7 Facts About Human Hormones ...
The collection of glands that produce most hormones are known as the endocrine system. Though tiny in size, these glands do everything from regulating your metabolism and allowing you to sleep to initiating labor. Though each gland has a unique function, hormonal secretions from one endocrine gland stimulate other endocrine glands to secrete their hormones.
How it's possible ...
How it's possible for an ordinary person to lift a car. In a handful of unusual cases, people have tapped into a normally inaccessible super-strength – a hidden Hercules. What’s going on?
Fact Monster the Human Body
Circulatory, respiratory, digestive systems and more ...
About the Human Body
Find out just how big your bladder is when it's full and how strong your thigh bones are compared to concrete. How many blood vessels are in your ...
The Human Body
Facts you may not know about your own body.
100 Weird Facts
The human body is an incredibly complex and intricate system, one that still baffles doctors and researchers on a regular basis despite thousands of years of medical knowledge. As a result, it shouldn’t be any surprise that even body parts and functions we deal with every day have bizarre or unexpected facts and explanations behind them.
The Virtual Body
Learn more about the human body. Information is provided on the skeleton, the heart, the brain, and the digestive tract, and how they function.
Inside the Human Body
15 beautiful microscopic images from inside the human body.
Homeostasis - Kidneys
Your body is made up of millions of cells. For them to work properly, the conditions inside your body need to be as constant as possible. However everything you do tends to change your internal conditions. You take millions of new molecules into your body when you eat and digest food, you release heat energy every time you move about, the amount of water you take into and lose from your body varies all the time and your cells are constantly producing poisonous waste.
The Human Brain
The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and perhaps the most remarkable. Start finding out how it works with our beginner's ...
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new technique creating transperent three-dimensional visualisations of whole brains. Known as CLARITY the process enables scientists to explore the brain's fine wiring and molecular structures completely intact in order to label specific points with molecular markers.
Science Museum - Who Am I?
You started life as a cell, smaller than a pin prick. This divided into two, then four, then eight - and so on. Your whole body is now made up of about a 100 million ...
Why do I wake up before my alarm?
Why do I always wake up 5 minutes before my alarm goes off? Because your body’s internal clock is just as good, if not better, than the contraption shrieking atop your nightstand.
Milk Drinking Still a Mystery
The mutation for milk-drinking evolved independently in different parts of the world over the last 10,000 years as a result of strong natural selection, but why was it so advantageous?
Questions Still Baffling Scientist
Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world’s most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does gravity work? Can your pet fish really predict an earthquake? Why do we yawn so much? Here’s what we don’t know and how close we are to figuring it out.
Handwritten Tutorials is a source of entirely free easy-to-understand Medical tutorials.
Sheep Brain Dissection
By dissecting the brain of a sheep - an animal in which brain structure and function are similar to our own - we can see where memory processes take place.
Chemical Structures of Neurotransmit
I selected these neurotransmitters as they are some of the most well known – however, there are in fact over 100 known agents that can act as neurotransmitters. In general, communication between neurons in the brain is accomplished by the movement of neurotransmitting chemicals across the gap (synapse) between them.
iPad App Build a Body
About Build-a-Body: Learn about the body's major organ systems with an excerpt from Spongelab's stunning Build-a-Body series. Choose organs from the organ tray, drag and drop them in their correct position within the body to build each system. Complete all systems and then assemble them into a complete body.
iPad App 3D Brain
Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.