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…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating

With every unfinished meal since Band Aid, you've heard it: "people are starving in Africa, y'know". True, the UN estimates that rich countries throw away…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

K+ Channel Study Could Help Develop Drugs for Life-Threatening Conditions

In every living cell, from free-living bacterium to neurons in the human brain, highly specialized small conduits, known as potassium (K+) channels, are responsible for…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Who you see matters: Stroke patients benefit more from observing their own hand movements during the

Japanese scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have found that for stroke patients, observing their own hand movements in a video-assisted therapy…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Who you see matters: Stroke patients benefit more from observing their own hand movements during the

Japanese scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) have found that for stroke patients, observing their own hand movements in a video-assisted therapy…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Yet another way dogs help the military; aeromedical patient evacuations

They're physically and emotionally wounded - most likely suffering from post-traumatic stress. Members of the United States military who serve abroad often return to the…

Updated : Aug 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Nerve Stimulation + Repetitive Sounds Help Improve Hearing

Rockville, Md. (August 13, 2019)—Combining seizure-preventing electrical stimulation with repetitive musical tones improves processing of sounds in the brain, according to new research. The discovery…

Updated : Jul 30, 2019 in Research Articles

Exercise Helps Reduce Coronary Artery Stiffening in Heart Failure

Rockville, Md. (July 30, 2019)—New research suggests exercise may prevent or lessen artery stiffening associated with heart failure by limiting the buildup of unsafe chemicals…