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The best in physiology news: Dec. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 11, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The best in physiology news: Dec. 11-18

Diet, body weight, aging

Diabetes in the overweight: cost in years?

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(14)70229-3/abstract

Free summary from Lancet

Triggering the amygdala and a desire for sugar

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/12/pinpointing-part-brain-triggers-addiction?et_cid=4310743&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Longevity and feeling old

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-feeling-young-lower-risk-of-death-20141215-story.html

Free newspaper story, links

Physiological bits and bytes

Be cautious about conclusions from correlations

http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2015/1/what-everyone-should-know-about-statistical-correlation/3

Full, free article, graphic, references from Am. Sci.

What is gout?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-diagnose-and-treat-gout/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141217

Complete, free report, audio file from Sci. Am.

Heat stress

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6313a1.htm?s_cid=ss6313a1_e

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from MMWR

Just circulatin'

Ultraviolet light encourages angiogenesis

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/12/researchers-make-blood-vessels-grow-shining-light-skin

Full, free report, image from Science

Nitrites, hemoglobin, and platelets

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/12/research-confirms-controversial-nitrite-hypothesis?et_cid=4318663&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Pigs help with study of cardiac arrhythmias

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/novel-tool-study-life-threatening-arrhythmias-genetically-engineered-pig?et_cid=4323368&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Compare and contrast circulations in vertebrates

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/vertebrate-circulatorium?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=71b60a568e-BioInteractive_News_Vol_3612_9_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-71b60a568e-69325713

Free interactive from HHMI

The immune system: The empire strikes back

Liberal blood transfusions: no immunosuppression

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62286-8/fulltext

Free summary from Lancet

These synthetics mimic antibodies and help in immunity

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/12/new-class-synthetic-molecules-mimics-antibodies?et_cid=4322932&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from R&D Mag.

Did that Alzheimer vaccine really fail?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/12/tackling-one-biggest-questions-dementia-research?et_cid=4318321&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free essay, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Exercise v Alzheimer

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exercise-counteracts-genetic-risk-for-alzheimer-s/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141215

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Autism and brain inflammation

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/brain-inflammation-hallmark-autism?et_cid=4313361&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.


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