chapter  10
16 Pages

Biology and Optimal Health

WithAmanda Lasher, Yashwant V. Pathak

Over the past few decades, scientists and researchers have continuously expanded the field of biology in order to gain more knowledge on essential biological elements such as environmental sustainability and population health. Over the past several decades, biologists and other scientists have continuously gathered information in order to understand everything there is to know about how cells function. Being the smallest functional units in living organisms, cells were difficult to study before some of the major advancements in technology emerged. When researchers use the systemic approach in application to medicine, one of the two perspectives that can be used is the narrow perspective. This perspective is advantageous in conjugation with developing vaccines to prevent prevalent diseases in the overall population. Unlike the narrow perspective of systems biology in medicine, the broad perspective uses an influx of information in order to determine the specific cause of a medical concern.