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Beastly physiology: Jan. 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 15, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Beastly physiology: Jan. 15-22

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Temperature control

Lower nose temperature, colds more likely

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/01/red-hot-coverage-study-%E2%80%9Ccold-noses-cause-colds?et_cid=4365166&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Zebra's stripes serve in thermoregulation

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/explanation-why-zebras-have-stripes-just-got-more-complicated-n286246

Complete, free report, graphic from NBC News

Diet

Healthy diet = healthy endothelium

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2014/12/31/jn.114.201236.abstrac

Full, free article, references from J. Nutrit.

Hypothalamus, insulin, leptin, and brown fat conversion

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41912/title/Brain-s-Role-in-Browning-White-Fat/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Metabolic "gridlock" in overeating

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2015/01/21/how-overeating-may-contribute-to-a-metabolic-traffic-jam/

Full, free blog, link to original abstract from Sci. Am.

"Sneaky" foods can add fat

http://dietadvice.about.com/od/dining-out-advice/fl/Hungry-Girl-Chews-amp-Donts-Surprisingly-Fattening-Foods.htm

Complete, free report from About Health

Physiological bits and bytes

Sedentary life-style and mortality

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2091327

Free abstract of meta-study from Ann. Int. Med.

Predicting health risks based on blood type

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/health/2015/01/19/blood-type-predict-health-risks/21992377/

Short, free item from WTSP

Six heart healthy habits for women

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/6-steps-to-women-s-heart-health/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150116

Free audio file, link from Sci. Am.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Pathway for initiating allergic asthma

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/new-cellular-pathway-triggering-allergic-asthma-response-identified?et_cid=4372578&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Twin study: immune system variation and environment

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/immune-system-variation-is-more-nurture-less-nature/81250816/

Full, free essay from GEN

The boosted helper T cell and immunopathy

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41901/title/Inflammation-Overdrive/

Complete, free report, link to original abstract from The Scientist

Block immune response, stop Type I diabetes in mice

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/scientists-prevent-type-1-diabetes-development-in-mice/81250830/

Full, free item from GEN


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