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Biophysics is a field of study in which the methods of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology are implemented to investigate the physical basis of life. Courses require the synthesis and integration of information from many areas of science to allow understanding of such remarkable processes, such as how the heart pumps blood, how neurons communicate with one another, how insulin regulates blood sugar, or how specific gene products determine the morphology and functional capacity of the nervous system. Knowledge in these areas is expanding rapidly due to application of new techniques in molecular biology. Hence, significant exposure to concepts and techniques of molecular biology is an important component of the major.

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