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Modern physiology: Aug. 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Modern physiology: Aug. 3-10

Thanks to 'net detectives Brian Salisbury and Heiko-Gary Heisermann

Neurobiology

Two pathways to tuning cochlear cells

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Perfect-Pitch/biotechniques-352794.html#.V6N7gdIrJaR

Full, free essay, images, links, ref. from BioTechniq.

H.M.: The man who couldn't remember

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/magazine/the-brain-that-couldnt-remember.html?_r=0

Complete, free report from NY times mag.

Frequency of ALS in the US

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/ss/ss6508a1.htm?s_cid=ss6508a1_e

Full, free story, refs., graphics from MMWR

Exercise and the brain

Physical exercise v cognitive decline

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/exercise-increases-brain-volume-decreases-dementia-risk-study-1.3012882

Full, free essay from CTV

Running in rats does not erase memories

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/running-doesn%E2%80%99t-make-rats-forgetful

Full, free article, images, links from New sci.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Obesity v 'flu vaccine in mice

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/obesity-weighs-down-effectiveness-of-influenza-vaccine/81253044/

Full, free essay from GEN

Macrophages promote bone regeneration on scaffolds

http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/July/Macrophages-Regenerate-Tissue/

Press release, image from Drexel U.

Immunology virtual lab

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/immunology-virtual-lab?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=60fc06b1af-BioInteractive_News_Vol_79_08_04_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-60fc06b1af-69325713

Full, free lab exercise from HHMI

Immunity's dark force

Farm animals and asthma

 http://www.nejm.org/do/10.1056/NEJMdo005078/full/?query=TOC

Full, free article, video, refs., linked citations from New Engl. j. med.

Why arthritis hurts more when you awaken

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gonna-feel-that-in-the-morning-why-arthritis-suffers-are-stiffer-when-they-wake/81253063/

Full, free essay from GEN

Autoimmunity and longevity

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2099313-autoimmune-diseases-may-be-side-effect-of-a-strong-immune-system/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2016-0408-newGLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Complete, free report, links from New sci.

Physiological bits and bytes

Lower systolic bp, lower cardiovascular risks

http://www.bmj.com/content/354/bmj.i4070

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from BMJ

"Magic blood" and the Olympics

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/magic-blood-and-carbon-fiber-legs-at-the-brave-new-olympics/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160805

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

No increase in mortality with sickle cell trait

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/08/03/sickle-cell-trait-may-not-increase-the-risk-of-death/?wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief

Full, free story, link from Wash. post

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