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Progress in physiology: Aug. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Progress in physiology: Aug. 20-27

Thanks to 'net detective Terry Thompson ‚Äč

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Donated organs help in understanding immunology

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43545/title/The-Spleen-Collectors/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Reduce risk of peanut allergies: provide early exposure

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/doctors-recommend-early-exposure-prevent-peanut-allergies-0?et_cid=4769232&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Autoimmune blindness and the intestines

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/new-research-is-a-case-of-the-gut-leading-the-blind/81251642/

Full, free essay, images, links from GEN

Nervous and sensory systems

Neurological changes in new fathers

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-a-new-father-s-brain-changes/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150824

Complete, free report, images from Sci. Am.

Systems for tuning the cochlea

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Perfect-Pitch/biotechniques-352794.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=7d813c94c8-Sensory+Systems%3A+Perfect+Pitch-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-7d813c94c8-87291326

Full, free essay, images, references from BioTechniq.

Why blue light will keep you from sleeping

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/q-a-why-is-blue-light-before-bedtime-bad-for-sleep/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150825

Full, free Q&A from Sci. Am.

Wiring the brain for habits

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/wired-habit?et_cid=4763967&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Physiological bits and bytes

Sex assignment confusion: the adrenal cortex

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43554/title/A-Case-of-Sexual-Ambiguity--1865/

Full, free essay, images, links from The Scientist

US: too little exercise; value proven

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/researchers-publish-sobering-statistics-physical-inactivity-us?et_cid=4769596&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Liver fibrosis linked to diabetes mellitus

http://www.healio.com/hepatology/steatohepatitis-metabolic-liver-disease/news/online/%7B148f0c8b-e9e4-4656-942d-3cdb794a00c1%7D/researchers-find-liver-fibrosis-associated-with-diabetes-steatosis

Full, free story, links from Healio

Study: older people need less sleep

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/08/people-need-less-sleep-they-age-study-suggests?et_cid=4755518&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

The circulatory system

Smoking cessation and improved cardiovascular system

http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/early/2015/08/25/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.001545.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, graphics, references from Circulation

Work longer, more risk of strokes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/working-longer-hours-increases-risk-stroke-study-says?et_cid=4758293&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Pericardial tapanade

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1408805?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

Holding your breath

How long can you hold your breath?

http://www2.centralcatholichs.com/copied%20articles%20to%20review/physiology/breath%20holding.PDF

Complete, free report, images, references from Sci. Am. 

How does the nervous system work with this?

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/7154990_Physiology_of_long_pranayamic_breathing_Neural_respiratory_elements_may_provide_a_mechanism_that_explains_how_slow_deep_breathing_shifts_the_autonomic_nervous_system

Free abstract from ResearchGate

"Greatest freediver" likely died

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug/04/free-diver-natalia-molchanova-feared-dead

Full, free essay, images, videos from The Guardian

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