About I’m a Scientist

I’m a Scientist is like school science lessons meet the X Factor! School students choose which scientist gets a prize of £500 to communicate their work.

Scientists and students talk on this website. They both break down barriers, have fun and learn. But only the students get to vote.

This is the Organs Zone. It has a range of scientists studying all different topics. Who gets the prize? YOU decide!

About this Zone

The organs of the male human body | Image: Mikael Haggstrom, Wikipedia

The organs of the male human body | Image: Mikael Haggstrom, Wikipedia

An organ is a group of tissues all working together to do a specific task. Organs come in many shapes and sizes, and are specialised for all sorts of purposes. Eyes take light and turn it into information which is sent to the brain, telling you what you can see around you. The heart is made from strong muscle which pumps blood to all the other organs in your body. Kidneys are organs for cleaning the blood, lungs for breathing, and stomachs for digesting food.

There is a whole heap of research going on around organs. From finding new ways to look at organs, both inside and outside the body, to finding cures for heart and liver diseases.

The scientists in this zone are looking at everything from medical imaging (ways to look inside the body) to curing heart disease. There’s a scientist looking at liver disease, one looking at lung cancer, and a scientist who take pieces of organs to look at under a microscope.

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