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Modern physiology: Aug. 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Modern physiology: Aug. 10-17

Thanks to 'net detectives Henriette Matthews, Brian Salisbury, Judith Gibber, Jon Jackson, Pat Bowne, Mike Cunningham, and David Allard

The end of life

Incorrect diagnosis: dead? Nope

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1606163?query=TOC

Full, free perspective item from New Engl. j. med.

On death and dying

http://biologywatcher.tumblr.com/post/119091783945/lewis-thomas-death-in-the-open

Free book review from Biologywatcher

Being mortal

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/being-mortal/

Free video from PBS

"Ain't the way to die" Caution: Disturbing content

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAlnRHicgWs

Rap version of end of life issues from YouTube

No alcohol, shorter life

http://www.businessinsider.com/abstaining-from-alcohol-significantly-shortens-life-2013-12

Full, free story, links from Bus. insider

Metabolism

Physical exercise linked to lower risk of many diseases

http://www.bmj.com/content/354/bmj.i3857

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from BMJ

Metabolic syndrome not great at predicting heart issue

http://www.healio.com/cardiology/vascular-medicine/news/online/%7Bcaa31306-607e-41ee-984b-3ecd2665610a%7D/metabolic-syndrome-provides-minimal-prognostic-value-for-serious-adverse-events-after-acs

Full, free item, links, ref. from Helio

Should youngsters undergo lipid screening?

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2542617

Full, free editorial, linked citations from JAMA

Neurobiology

That article about HM: maybe not so much?

https://www.statnews.com/2016/08/09/mit-brain-science-furor/

Complete, free report, links from STAT

Tracking the progress of parkinsonism

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160815142056.htm

Full, free essay, images, link from Sci. daily

Carsickness: your brain thinks its poisoned

http://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-why-you-get-car-sick-your-brain-thinks-it-s-being-poisoned

Free website from Sci. alert

Brain areas vary in their responses to sleep

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6300/687

Free abstract from Science

The empire strikes back: The immune system

How anti-viral memories are made

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/08/how-antiviral-antibodies-become-part-immune-memory?et_cid=5469880&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5469880&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f08%2fhow-antiviral-antibodies-become-part-immune-memory%3fet_cid%3d5469880%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Injection v nasal spray: flu vaccine results similar

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2543271

Free abstract from Ann. int. med.

Flu virus' stimulus for innate defenses

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/emergency-response-protein-against-influenza-identified-for-innate-immune-system/81253091/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Anti-peanut allergy immunotherapy safe and effective

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/08/oral-immunotherapy-safe-effective-peanut-allergic-preschoolers?et_cid=5454484&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5454484&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f08%2foral-immunotherapy-safe-effective-peanut-allergic-preschoolers%3fet_cid%3d5454484%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay, link from Drug discov. & develop.

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