Updated : Mar 26, 2020 in Research Articles

Research Suggests Eyes Reflect Upcoming Decisions

Rockville, Md. (March 26, 2020)—New research suggests that eye movements may come before hand movements in actions that require a two-step decision-making process. The study…

Updated : Feb 19, 2020 in Announcement

ACSM Announces Strategic Partnership with USA Weightlifting

(Indianapolis, IN) – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) today announced a new partnership with USA Weightlifting (USAW), the sole governing and coaching certification…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Feature

Speakers announced for 2020 Experimental Biology meeting

Renowned scientists including Nobel laureates, research pioneers and celebrated educators will convene at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2020 meeting, to be held April 4–7 in…

Updated : Feb 14, 2020 in Research Articles

Brain inflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness

BOSTON - In a new discovery, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War…

Updated : Feb 10, 2020 in Research Articles

The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable, new study suggests

Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches appear to have a hyper-excitable visual cortex researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster suggest. Migraines are characterised…

Updated : Feb 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Drug to Improve Fetal Growth May Impair Baby’s Postnatal Blood Pressure, Sugar Levels

Rockville, Md. (February 6, 2020)—Research suggests that a drug recently assessed as a potential treatment for fetal growth restriction may cause high blood pressure and…

Updated : Jan 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Low-protein Diet in Pregnancy May Lead to Mom’s Liver Damage

Rockville, Md. (January 28, 2020)—A study in rats examines a pathway through which protein deficiency during pregnancy leads to fat accumulation in the liver and…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

Heart Cell Research Leads to Discovery That May Lead to Unreliable Data

Rockville, Md. (January 16, 2020)—Researchers studying proteins in heart cells have unexpectedly discovered that a common microscopy fluorescent protein carries reversible photobleaching properties. This phenomenon…

Updated : Jan 09, 2020 in Research Articles

Re-purposing existing drug could expedite development of novel chronic pain treatment caused by burn injury, helping sufferers including veterans

London (January 10, 2020)—New research shows how second-degree burns cause hard-to-treat chronic pain, and this understanding may be key to treating these complications, common in…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Altitude Sickness Drug Doesn’t Impair Exercise Performance above Sea Level, Study Finds

Rockville, Md. (December 19, 2019)—A new study finds that a medication commonly prescribed to prevent and combat symptoms of acute mountain sickness does not reduce…

Updated : Dec 05, 2019 in Research Articles

Maternal Antibiotic Treatment May Harm Preemies’ Lungs

Rockville, Md. (December 5, 2019)—New research in mice suggests that exposure to antibiotics before birth may impair lung development in premature infants. The study, the…

Updated : Nov 21, 2019 in Research Articles

Low-calorie Sweeteners Have Less Effect on Weight, Blood Sugar than Sugar Does

Rockville, Md. (November 21, 2019)—New research suggests that low-calorie sweeteners cause only modest changes in blood sugar, insulin levels, insulin sensitivity and weight gain, as…

Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

E-cigarettes Boost Infection Risk by Blocking Action of Immune Cells

Rockville, Md. (November 14, 2019)—A new study finds that e-cigarette vapor weakens the mobility and function of immune cells designed to fight infection. This reduced…

Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts Life Expectancy in Heart Failure Patients

When Avi Yagil, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of California San Diego flew home from Europe in 2012, he thought he had caught…

Updated : Nov 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Exercise, Weight Loss May Induce Metabolism-related Changes to Molecules in Gut

Rockville, Md. (November 7, 2019)—New research finds that exercise causes changes to some of the body’s metabolites—small molecules the body produces during metabolism. These changes…

Updated : Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement

New Chief-level Appointments Position the American Physiological Society for Growth, Change

Rockville, Md. (October 30, 2019)—The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the hire of Chief Publishing Officer Colette Bean, MA; Chief Science Officer…

Updated : Oct 24, 2019 in Research Articles

Dominant Leg Has More Power during Exercise than Non-dominant Leg

Rockville, Md. (October 24, 2019)—A new study confirms important differences in dominant- versus non-dominant-leg oxygen usage and power output during single-leg exercise. The study is…

Updated : Oct 05, 2019 in Research Articles

Blocking a Hormone’s Action in Immune Cells May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Estes Park, Colo. (October 5, 2019)—Blocking the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR)—a protein that helps maintain normal levels of salt and water in the body—in immune cells…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Short-term Probiotics Regimen May Help Treat Gout, Kidney Disease

Estes Park, Colo. (October 3, 2019)—New research suggests that an individualized probiotic therapy regimen may improve symptoms of gout, gout-related kidney disease and other signs…

Updated : Sep 25, 2019 in Research Articles

Researchers to Discuss Hormonal and Sodium-related Factors of Cardiovascular Disease at APS Conference

Rockville, Md. (September 25, 2019)—International physiologists and researchers studying the kidney, high blood pressure and related medical conditions will convene next week at the American Physiological…

Updated : Sep 19, 2019 in Research Articles

‘Junk Food’ Diet May Predict Future Depression Symptoms in Teens

Rockville, Md. (September 19, 2019)—An innovative study finds that sodium and potassium levels—reflections of a person’s typical diet—may be predictors of future depression in teens.…

Updated : Sep 10, 2019 in Research Articles

‘Yo-yo’ Dieting May Provide Metabolic Health Benefits

Rockville, Md. (September 10, 2019)—Repeatedly losing and regaining weight may lead to improved insulin levels and lower body fat percentages in the long term, even…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Electronic glove offers ‘humanlike’ features for prosthetic hand users

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Novel approach leads to potential sepsis prevention in burn patients

Immediately following severe burns, bacteria reach the wound from different sources, including the patient's skin, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tracts and health care-related human contact. Within…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists link ‘hunger hormone’ to memory in Alzheimer’s study

Scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found evidence suggesting that resistance to the "hunger hormone" ghrelin in the brain is linked to…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Identification of new populations of immune cells in the lungs

Due to their function, the lungs are constantly exposed to various compounds carried in the air, sometimes harmful, sometimes harmless. The lung immune system plays…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Melatonin is a potential drug for the prevention of bone loss during space flight

[Background] For proper and healthy metabolism of bone, appropriate stimuli are necessary. In outer space with microgravity, calcium is lost from bone and bone mass…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Fighting frostbite: Focusing on prevention and early drug treatment are the keys to success

Frostbite is an injury which usually affects the extremities, such as fingers and toes, and has the potential of causing irreversible tissue loss. The treatment…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Who benefits from a defibrillator?

Implantable defibrillators can save lives, but also harbor risks. A major European study headed by three researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), LMU…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mouthwash use could inhibit benefits of exercise, new research shows

Exercise is known to reduce blood pressure - but the activity of bacteria in our mouths may determine whether we experience this benefit, according to…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Slowed metabolism helps migrating geese soar

Researchers have shed new light on how some geese can fly high for long periods of time, according to a study published today in eLife…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Aesthetics of skin cancer therapy may vary by treatment type

HERSHEY, Pa. -- While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2019) - Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have mapped a previously uncharted region…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Remora-inspired suction disk mimics fish’s adhesion ability, offers evolutionary insight

Remora fishes are famed hitchhikers of the marine world, possessing high-powered suction disks on the back of their head for attaching themselves in torpedo-like fashion…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Skin cancer risk in athletes: The dangers of ultraviolet radiation

The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Speaking at The Physiological Society's Extreme Environmental Physiology conference next…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Research Articles

Imaging and Computational Analysis Experts to Discuss Microcirculation Modeling at APS Conference

Rockville, Md. (August 29, 2019)—Physiologists and mathematicians will explore how mathematical models and imaging tools can sharpen the focus on physiological problems related to the…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Study of bile acids links individual’s genetics and microbial gut community

In a new study published 29th August in PLOS Genetics, Federico Rey of the University of Wisconsin - Madison and colleagues identified genetic variants in…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

NSF Awards ‘Dream Team’ $1.1 Million for Blind Mexican Cavefish Research

How is it that a fish that lived in difficult to access caves in rural Mexico is becoming a leading model to study diabetes, insomnia,…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Closing the gap — a two-tier mechanism for epithelial barrier

Okazaki, Japan - Epithelia are cell sheets that act as a barrier to protect our body from the external environment. Epithelial barrier is critical to…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Adults with cerebral palsy about twice as likely to develop non-communicable diseases

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - Adults with cerebral palsy are about twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease compared to adults…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Music-based biofeedback shows promise in improving deadlift technique

A study of 31 recreational weightlifters suggests that a real-time, music-based feedback system helps improve deadlift technique. Valerio Lorenzoni of Ghent University, Belgium, and colleagues…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

New optical array, multisite stimulator advances optogenetics

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA and CARDIFF, UK - In an article published in the peer-reviewed, open-access SPIE publication Neurophotonics , "A multi-site microLED optrode array for…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Hormone Regulation May Protect Female Elite Athletes from Risk Factors of Heart Disease

Rockville, Md. (August 27, 2019)—A review of more than 100 studies suggests that balancing hormone levels may reverse factors that increase heart disease risk in…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Review: Biofeedback could help treat a number of conditions

A literature review by a team at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Science University found evidence that biofeedback can be…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Mediating the trade-off — How plants decide between growth or defense

Grow or defend yourself - a decision plants need to make on a daily basis, due to their inability to do both simultaneously. For a…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

How texture deceives the moving finger

The perceived speed of a surface moving across the skin depends on texture, with some textures fooling us into thinking that an object is moving…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Diverse immune cell profiles and roles found in breast cancer resistance to immunotherapy

In recent years it has been increasingly appreciated that immune cells within the tumor microenvironment contribute to tumor progression and, importantly, to the tumor's response…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

UTHealth’s Argyrios Stampas earns training grant from Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences

Argyrios Stampas, MD, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth),…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

How plants measure their carbon dioxide uptake

When water is scarce, plants can close their pores to prevent losing too much water. This allows them to survive even longer periods of drought,…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists identify potential cause of statin-related muscle pain

An international team of BHF-funded researchers may have discovered why some people experience muscle pain after taking statins. The research, published in JACC: Basic to…