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The very best in physiology news: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Friday, November 21, 2014

The very best in physiology news: Nov. 20-27

Cardiovascular matters

HDL's cholesterol removal most important

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1409065#t=article

Complete, free article, linked citations, tables from New Engl. j. Med.

Law enforcement, stress and cardiovascular risk

http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6534

Full, free report, video, linked citations, graphics from BMJ

Physiological bits and bytes

Diabetic with well-controlled glucose: higher mortality

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1408214

Free abstract from New Engl. j. Med.

Purple urine

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-207483.full

Full, free item, image, references from BMJ Case Rep.

Neurophysiology

Impacts on hippocampus with late eating in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41464/title/Dangers-of-Eating-During-Sleep-Time/

Complete, free report from The Scientist

Daily clock in tuberomamillary complex of brains of mice

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/spotted-first-evidence-local-clock-brain?et_cid=4266068&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech

Matters intestinal

Maternal gut flora in mice encourages brain barrier in pups

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41476/title/Mother-s-Microbes-Protect-Baby-s-Brain/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Blueberries helping night vision? Maybe not so much.

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/do-blueberries-really-improve-night-vision?et_cid=4274311&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Short, free item from Biosci. Tech.



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Physiologically speaking: Oct. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Physiologically speaking: Oct. 13-20

Thanks to 'net detectives David Richards, Voha Minich, Pat Bowne, and Murray Jensen

Feedback and control

High schoolers explain homeostasis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDpk0tPATxk&feature=youtu.be

Complete, free video from YouTube

What would you say to a movie about diabetes mellitus?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jhLBpSPm5o&index=3&list=PL82335503FC4E2D8E

Free clip (A-3) from Glory enough for all

Need a video about the endocrine system?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN78hYn3ehc

Full, free film from YouTube

Physiological bits and bytes

These mutations lower LDL's

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1405386#t=article

Complete, free article, linked citations, tables from New Engl. j. Med.

Stress and hyperventilation

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

Clip from Gray's anatomy

Stress hormones in hair of hunted wolves

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41447/title/Hairy-Situation-for-Wolves/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Eat less, live longer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/calorie-restricting-diets-slow-aging?et_cid=4272159&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Wound healing

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-a-wound-heals-itself-sarthak-sinha

Full, free animation from TedEd

Neurophysiology only

How we inhibit actions

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/frontiers-for-young-minds/2014/11/14/stop-how-we-inhibit-acts/

Complete, free report, images link to original from Sci. Am.

New developments in Alzheimer research

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/11/going-purple-5-cutting-edge-breakthroughs-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-research?et_cid=4269014&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Free collection, links from Drug discov. & develop.

These neurons important in nicotine addiction

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/new-type-neuron-plays-key-role-nicotine-addiction?et_cid=4272159&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Remembering a nasty taste

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41435/title/How-a-Memory-Is-Made/

Full, free story, image, links, citation from The Scientist

To train the brain

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/backwards-brain?et_cid=4263578&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.


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Physiology phacts: Nov. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 06, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Physiological phacts: Nov. 6-13

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

Physiological bits and bytes

What about the changing colors of bruises?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/instant-egghead-why-do-bruises-ch2012-09-18/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141110

Free audio file, image from Sci. Am.

Fetal lymphocytes in maternal circulation

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1048567/pdf/jmedgene00126-0023.pdf

Full, free article, graphics, references originally from J. med. gen.

Exercise v Alzheimer

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exercise-counteracts-genetic-risk-for-alzheimer-s/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20141103

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Diet and health

Vitamin D deficiency

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/understanding-vitamin-d-deficiency/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141110

Full, free audio file from Sci. Am.

Red meat and atherosclerosis

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41384/title/How-Meat-Can-Harm-Arteries/

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

Keeping the weight off long-term with that diet? Maybe not.

http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/11/11/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000723.abstract

Free abstract from Circulation: Qual. and outcomes

Want to know about the National School Lunch Program?

http://www.fns.usda.gov/nslp/national-school-lunch-program-nslp

USDA website


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Physiology news: Oct. 3--Nov.6

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, November 03, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Physiology news: Oct. 3--Nov.6

Senses

Does scratching it only make it worse? Yep.

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/10/why-scratching-makes-you-itch-more?et_cid=4240832&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, video from Biosci. Tech.

Escaping zombies: the sensory physiology

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-you-escape-zombies-if-you-smell-like-death/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20141031

Full, free Q&A from Sci. Am.

Physiological bits and bytes

Diet guidelines for those with kidney stones

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1920506

Full, free essay, linked citations from Ann. Int. Med.

Have you checked out this month's FASEB J?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/11.cover-expansion

Free abstracts available from the table of contents

Too much of a good thing

Sugar sag: looking old because of all that candy

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2014/10/31/trick-or-treat-and-wrinkles/

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

Triggers for eating

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/This-is-Your-Brain...Triggered-by-Food/biotechniques-354129.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=74fb26e586-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-74fb26e586-87291326#.VFkaitLF_TQ

Complete, free report, reference from BioTechniq.

Additional evidence bariatric surgery v diabetes

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(14)70214-1/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet Diab. & Endocrin.




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The best source of physiology news: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The best source of physiology news: Oct. 23-30

A nervous condition

Cocoa ingredients increase hippocampal blood flow

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2014/10/26/cocoa-constitutents-fend-off-senior-moments-the-memory-of-a-30-year-old/

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Sounds make visual perception more accurate

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40999/title/Sound-and-Light-Show/

Short, free item, link to original abstract from The Scientist

Diet and weight

Study retracted: green coffee beans help one to lose weight

http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/09/green-coffee-bean-manufacturer-settles-ftc-charges-pushing-its

Free press release from FTC

How cannabis affects hunger

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2014/10/22/buzz-feed-the-science-of-the-munchies/

Complete, free report, link from Sci. Am.

Look at 100 calories of your Halloween candy!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/what-100-calories-of-your-favorite-halloween-candy-actually-looks-like/ss-BB7Uvx6?ocid=U147CDHP#image=15

Free site from MSN

Paraquat tongue

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-206581.full

Full, free essay, images from BMJ Case Rep.

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Peanut allergy and the gut microbiome

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Gut-Microbes-Protect-Against-Peanut-Allergy/biotechniques-353783.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=d1351bdaec-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-d1351bdaec-87291326#.VE-jANLF_zg

Full, free story, reference from BioTech.


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Physiology news for you: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 16, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Physiology news for you: Oct. 16-23

Thanks to 'net detectives Gary Heisermann and Roberta Meehan

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Link between viral infestation and autoimmune disease

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/link-between-viral-infections-autoimmune-disease-proven?et_cid=4215145&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Facts about hepatitis B vaccinations

http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/hepatitis-b-vaccination-and-prevention

Information from Patient

CD-8 lymphocytes will move on to respond to more things

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/once-cd8-t-cells-take-one-virus-theyll-fight-others-too?et_cid=4220859&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Physiological bits and bytes

Dietary magnesium v diabetes risk

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/magnesium-diet-cuts-diabetes-risk?et_cid=4218670&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, graphic from Biosci. Tech.

Ms. Goat: where is my vitamin D?

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2014/10/20/cmaj.140555.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf from CMAJ

Faster liver ageing with obesity

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/obesity-accelerates-liver-aging?et_cid=4210551&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Nervous system and the senses

Myelin and learning

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41245/title/Myelin-s-Role-in-Motor-Learning/

Full, free essay, image, reference from The Scientist

How gambling addiction works

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29659416

Complete, free report, image from BBC News

"Brain games" v dementia: sorry, no scientific support

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/scientific-evidence-does-not-support-brain-game-claims?et_cid=4218670&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Olfactory receptors in the skin

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/science/smell-turns-up-in-unexpected-places.html?_r=2&referrer

Newspaper story, links 


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Physiology today: Oct. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 09, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Physiology today: Oct. 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Shawn Parcells and Valerie D. O'Loughlin

Physiological bits and bytes

Immune response leading to MS may start in gut

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-multiple-sclerosis-begin-in-the-gut/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20141008

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Food tastes differently at high altitudes

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2806150/posts

Short, free piece from Free Republic

Statins' effects and skeletal muscles

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2949584/?report=classic#B52

Full, free article from J. Physic. Ther.

Thanks for the memory

Exercise helps elderly memories

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/exercise-can-improve-memory-people-over-60?et_cid=4208225&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Memory issue in rats and sugary diet

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/sugar-linked-memory-problems-rats?et_cid=4197189&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Heart-stopping news

Arrythmias: disruptions in expression of this protein

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/heartbeat-protein-deficits-linked-to-sudden-cardiac-deaths/81250455/

Full, free essay from GEN

Do you want more info on arrythmias?

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/8887.php

Free story from Med. News Today

Does stress have more impact on women's health?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/stress-may-be-harder-women%E2%80%99s-hearts-men%E2%80%99s?et_cid=4208225&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Death rates/causes in the USA

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db168.htm

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from MMWR

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Physiology now: Oct. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 02, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Physiology now: Oct. 2-9

Thanks to 'net detective Tim Beardsley

Alzheimer Disease news

Alzheimer reversed for first time in small trial

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/memory-loss-associated-alzheimers-reversed-first-time?et_cid=4184861&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Dangerous beta-amyloid aggregations in Alzheimer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/most-dangerous-aggregates-in-alzheimer-s-identified/81250424/

Full, free story, images from GEN

Brain bulletin

Curiosity seems to increase memory

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/curiosity-helps-learning-memory?et_cid=4189180&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, image from Biosci. Tech.

Facial recognition news

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/10/03/how-our-brains-trick-us-into-ignoring-movie-stunt-doubles-and-recognizing-our-loved-ones/

Newspaper story

Physiological bits and bytes

Failing olfaction foretells 5-year mortality

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0107541

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from PLoS ONE

Tiny bubbles injected in smallest veins reveal circulation

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26333-microbubbles-illuminate-a-rainbow-web-of-blood-vessels.html

Short, free item, image from New Sci.

Need information on the eyes?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40986/title/Eye-Spies/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Digestion and nutrition

What's the skinny on skinny: lo carbs or lo fat?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2014/10/07/gary-why-we-get-fat-taubes-speaks-out-on-diet-studies-including-his-own/

Complete, free blog, links from Sci. Am.

Can you prevent celiac disease by Introducing gluten early?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1400697?query=pfw

Free abstract from New Engl. j. Med.

Do you want some information on world hunger?

http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/world%20hunger%20facts%202002.htm

From a website

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The best in physiology news: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The best in physiology news: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Thanks to 'net detectives Wendy Riggs and Henriette Evans

Physiological bits and bytes

Need exercise physiology resources?

http://www.lifescitrc.org/searchResultsAll.cfm?keyword=exercise+physiology&x=0&y=0

list on the APS website

Dry roasted peanuts may be even more allergenic

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/dry-roasting-may-up-peanut-allergic-potential/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141001

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

Can aging be "fixed?"

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/aging-can-be-manipulated-longer-lifespan?et_cid=4171789&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, video from Biosci. Tech.

Ingestion

What's the truth about gluten?

http://www.upworthy.com/the-truth-about-gluten-free-diets-that-no-one-wants-to-hear?c=upw1

Full, free video from Upworthy

Burn receptor gene influences alcohol sensations

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/alcohol-sensations-influenced-genes?et_cid=4171789&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Type II diabetes

Vitamin D v diabetes: nope

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(14)70184-6/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet diab. & endo.

Pistachios v Type II diabetes

http://news.psu.edu/story/321922/2014/07/31/research/pistachios-may-lower-vascular-response-stress-type-2-diabetes?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=09-25-2014&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release from Penn St. Univ.

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The physiology news: Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The physiology news: Sept. 18-25

Thanks to 'net detective Wendy Riggs

Endocrine

Dry lab exercise for the endocrine system

http://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=175

From APS; requires registration

Stress + obesity = bad health

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/obesity-and-stress-present-double-whammy-against-good-health/81250380/

Full, free item from GEN

How does age-related diabetes work?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/mechanism-behind-age-dependent-diabetes-discovered?et_cid=4158866&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Artificial sweeteners and insulin resistance

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329872.600-artificial-sweeteners-linked-to-glucose-intolerance.html

Full, free article, links from New Sci.

Physiological bits and bytes

Brain still active while we sleep

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29166466

Full, free item from BBC

Western diet v cognition

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/western-diet-leads-diminished-cognitive-performance?et_cid=4167648&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

US diet better but still much improvement needed

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/u-s-diet-shows-modest-improvement-but-overall-remains-poor/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HSPH%20Update%20September%202014%20--%20Friends%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release from Harvard/Pub. Health

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Newborn's interleukin 8 levels different

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/17298/20140922/newborns-immune-system-much-stronger-than-previously-thought.htm

Complete, free report, links from Sci. World Rep.

An autoimmune disease of the skin

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2014/09/013.html

Press release, image from SUNY Buffalo

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