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BIO 142 / NAS 162: Organ Systems & Diseases (AL): Systems & Disorders

Getting Started

Select a body system to start learning about that system, diseases affiliated with it, and begin finding resources by using:

List of body locations/systems from NLM

A Research Topic

It is much easier to write about a topic that interests you as opposed to one you find boring.  Be sure to pick a topic that meets your professor's criteria, in addition to being intriguing.

E.g., perhaps you know someone who is diabetic and want to discover more information on diabetes.  Since the endocrine system produces and releases hormones that help control many important body functions including metabolism, you would need to start your research with the endocrine system.