Vital Functions

The brain is extremely good at keeping us alive - without us even thinking about it! Our heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, body temperature and digestive functions are all maintained within a very tightly controlled range.

If any one of our vital functions goes too far out of this range, we can become very ill very quickly, often requiring drastic and expensive interventions to keep us alive.

We aim to develop better diagnostic tools to identify risk of failure in these vital functions, and develop better interventions when they do go awry.