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Conference physiology: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: Friday, May 22, 2015

Conference physiology: May 21-June 7

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Dodging the autoimmune bullets

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-your-immune-system-doesn-t-eat-you-alive/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150521

Complete, free report, image, link from Sci. Am.

ID the WBC: WMRS

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/shining-new-light-immune-system?et_cid=4583034&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Vaccine refusal and herd immunity

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099%2815%2900053-5/fulltext?utm_source=email&utm_medium=USnewsletter&utm_campaign=USnewsletter

Free abstract from Lancet infect. dis.

Physiological bits and bytes

Which is worse? Hot or cold weather

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62114-0/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet

Do memories die when the person dies?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-memory-traces-exist-in-cell-bodies/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150520

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.


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Mammalian physiology: May 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 14, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mammalian physiology: May 14-21

Sugar

Anemia can confuse diabetes diagnosis

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/anemia-distorts-regular-method-diabetes-diagnosis?et_cid=4576033&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Glucose and fructose impact the brain differently

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fructose-may-motivate-people-to-seek-out-food/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150514

Complete, free report, references from Sci. Am.

Physiological bits and bytes

Longer days, fatter mice

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42970/title/The-Dark-Side-of-Light/

Free note, links from The Scientist

Leptin and obesity? Maybe not so much

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/early-obesity-research-finds-leptin-hormone-may-not-be-overeating-culprit?et_cid=4573271&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Age-related muscle wasting

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/muscle-aging-has-gender-bias/81251291/

Full, free story, links from GEN

Death by treadmill

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/05/dave-goldbergs-death-points-to-rise-and-risks-of-treadmills-in-era-of-smart-phones/?tid=hp_mm&hpid=z3

Complete, free report, links from The Washington Post

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Inflammation stops macrophage's biological clocks

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/inflammation-stops-biological-clock?et_cid=4578486&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Peanut allergy more common than thought previously

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-05/ats-mcw050515.php

Press release from Am. Thoracic Soc.

Neurophysiology

What's new about the speech processing area?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/neuroscientists-id-part-brain-devoted-processing-speech?et_cid=4578440&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

THE DRESS inspires color vision studies

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/the-current-biology-of-the-dress/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150518

Full, free essay, images, links from Sci. Am.


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Physio. now: May 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, May 11, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Physio now: May 7-14

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Myeloid-derived suppressors allow hepatitis B to thrive

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/starved-t-cells-allow-hepatitis-b-silently-infect-liver?et_cid=4567772&et_rid=54713780&location=to

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

Measles vaccination lowers all infectious mortality

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6235/694.short

Free abstract from Science

Physiological bits and bytes

Olive oil and healthy brains

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mediterranean-diet-with-olive-oil-nuts-linked-to-healthier-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150512

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Oliver Sacks

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/an-appreciation-of-oliver-sacks-anti-theorist-of-the-mind/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150513

Full, free interview from Sci. Am.

Have you seen this month's FASEB J?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/5.toc

Exercise physiology and more; free abstracts

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Important physiology: April 30-May 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Important physiology: April 30-May 7

Thanks to 'net detectives Anne Clayton, Hiranya Roychowdhury, Gary-Heiko Heisermann and A.J. Petto

Neurophysiology

The amygdala neurons: positive and negative emotions

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/how-brain-tells-good-bad?et_cid=4545166&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Bitter receptors on human hearts

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/researchers-find-bitter-taste-receptors-human-hearts?et_cid=4550859&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Tummy flutters from low frequency sounds

http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/education/curriculum/vm8304/lab_companion/histo-path/vm8054/labs/lab14/EXAMPLES/Expacini.htm

Short, free item, images, link from Vet. Hist.

Watching the monkey's mind change

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/observed-moment-your-mind-changes?et_cid=4555047&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

I see what you say: visualizing words in brain

http://media.science360.gov/audio/podcast/word_pictures.mp3

Press release, audio file from NSF

Physiological bits and bytes

Early puberty

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/early-puberty-causes-and-effects/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150430

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Health benefits of walking

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-little-bit-of-walking-can-add-up-to-improve-your-health/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150505

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

US Hispanics live longer on average

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm64e0505a1.htm?s_cid=mm64e0505a1_w

Full, free article, references, tables from MMWR

Get up from your chair and move, live longer!

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

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Naturally nasty: poisonous food

Are "natural" ingredients safe? Not necessarily

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/magazine/why-natural-doesnt-mean-anything-anymore.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmagazine&_r=0

Free article from The New York Times

The death of Chris McCandless

http://www.christophermccandless.info/Ronald-Hamilton/ronald-hamilton-intothewild1.html

Free blog


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Physio. news: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Physio. news: April 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Come to your senses

Yes: babies can feel pain

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/babies-feel-pain-adults?et_cid=4531847&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from BioSci. Tech.

Fine-tuning vasculature for the eye

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/nerve-cells-blood-vessels-eye-talk-keep-healthy-experts-say?et_cid=4541026&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Actively-tasting tongue

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42797/title/Image-of-the-Day--Seeing-Taste/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Neurophysiology

Strong muscles v depression

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Strong-Muscles-Stop-Stress-induced-Sadness/biotechniques-354613.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=e10bb409df-transfection-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-e10bb409df-87291326#.VT_co9JVhBc

Full, free essay, images, reference from BioTechniq.

Neuro Film Festival, 2015

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2015/04/2015-neuro-film-festival-winners?et_cid=4538135&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Selection of 3 items from Biosci. Tech.

Alertness in the brain

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/researchers-id-brain-mechanisms-underlying-alertness-and-attentiveness?et_cid=4540320&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, images from Biosci. Tech.

Do food colors trigger ADHD in kids?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-artificial-food-coloring-contribute-to-adhd-in-children/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150427

Complete. free report, links from Sci. Am.

Physiological bits and bytes

Oxytocin and maternal behavior

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v520/n7548/full/nature14402.html#references

Free abstract, images, references from Nature

Diabetes fact sheet

http://professional.diabetes.org/admin/UserFiles/0%20-%20Sean/Documents/Fast_Facts_3-2015.pdf

Amer. Diabetes Assoc. site

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Phun with physiology: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Phun with physiology: April 16-23

thanks to 'net detectives Cheryl Purvis, Julie Flygare, Jason LaPres and Dic Charge

Digestive matters

Are fat and protein bad in diet?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-almost-everything-dean-ornish-says-about-nutrition-is-wrong/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150422

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Older than the "paleo diet?"

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630174.600-neanderthal-chefs-may-have-spiced-up-menus-with-wild-herbs.html#.VS_aHtJVhBd

Full, free essay, links from New Sci.

Gut microflora and circadian rhythm

http://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/abstract/S1931-3128%2815%2900123-7

Free abstract from Cell host and microbe

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Take this survey on stress and the immune system

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8YNB9Y6

 

Survey site

No relationship between vaccines and autism

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/no-link-between-vaccine-and-autism-massive-study-says?et_cid=4527570&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, links from Drug discov. & develop.

Macrophages can present antigens directly to CTL's

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/macrophages-cut-out-dendritic-middlemen-present-antigens-to-t-cells/81251159/

Complete, free report from GEN

Protein increases CD-8 proliferation

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/previously-unknown-protein-boosts-immunity-to-cancer-and-viruses/81251164/

Full, free essay from GEN

Physiological bits and bytes

Dogs have color vision

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1766/20131356

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from Roy. Soc. Proc. B

Why is narcolepsy important?

http://julieflygare.com/narcolepsy-grand-rounds-speaker-and-ce-event-keynote-at-nova-southeastern-university/

Speaker and meeting announcement, links

Circadian rhythms and glucose tolerance

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42737/title/Circadian-Clock-Controls-Sugar-Metabolism/

Complete, free report, links, reference from The Scientist

FASEB J's table of contents

http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/4.toc

Free abstracts


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Current physiology: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Current physiology: April 9-16

Thanks to 'net detective Miranda Byse

Physiological bits and bytes

Tips for more effective physiology studying

http://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=9976

Free abstract from LifeSciTRC

Itchy and itchier

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-does-scratching-an-itch-make-it-itchier/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150415

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Brown fat injections stops weight gain in mice

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/pdf/10.1210/en.2014-1598

Full, free article, graphics, references from Endocrinology

Eats and drinks

Heavy drinking and strokes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/04/heavy-drinking-may-cause-more-strokes-hypertension-does-mid-life?et_cid=4516902&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story, links, image from Biosci. Tech.

What is vitamin K-2 and how do I get it?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vitamin-k-and-natto-what-s-the-connection/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150415

Full, free report, audio file from Sci. Am.

Smarten up: sufficient vitamin E

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/inadequate-vitamin-e-may-damage-brain?et_cid=4516902&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

New generation of antibodies v HIV

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14411.html

Free abstract, linked citations from Nature


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Physiology for today: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Physiology for today: April 2-9

Neurophysiology

The visual cortex: busier than you think?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/brains-lowly-visual-processor-more-sophisticated-once-thought?et_cid=4503538&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

How ketamine works

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/04/researchers-smell-new-receptors-underlie-many-actions-anesthetic-drug?et_cid=4497531&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

The hippocampus and spatial memory

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/deconstructing_brain_systems_involved_in_memory_and_spatial_skills

Press release from Univ. Cal/SD

Physiological bits and bytes

Peanut allergy via blood transfusion

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-peanut-allergy-comes-from-a-blood-transfusion/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150407

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Looking at popular diets

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2214178

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Blue zone diets: longevity

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2015/04/06/blue-zones-what-the-longest-lived-people-eat/

Full, free blog, images, link from Sci. Am.

What is the cardiovascular risk in sports for older folks?

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2015/03/17/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.011988.abstract

Free abstract from Circulation

Suboptimal metabolism

http://news.rice.edu/2015/04/06/cells-exercise-suboptimal-strategy-to-survive/

Press release, video from Rice Univ.

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Spring into physiology: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 01, 2015
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Physiology and you: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Physiology and you: March 19-26

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Nervous system and the senses

Simulator sickness: vertigo in the virtual world

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/virtual-nose-may-reduce-simulator-sickness-video-games?et_cid=4482109&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from R&D Mag.

Bicarbonate ions increase refresh rate of rod cells

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/see-movement-better-by-bicarb/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150324

Full, free item, links from Sci. Am.

Direct stimulation of neurons using magnetic nanoparticles

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2015/03/magnetic-brain-stimulation?et_cid=4461885&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, video from R&D Mag.

Physiological bits and bytes

Fetal facial movements altered by smoking in moms

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/fetal-facial-movements-demonstrate-effects-of-smoking/81251061/

Complete, free report from GEN

Exercise v bad falls in older females

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2204033

Free abstract from JAMA

Diet

More fiber, more health

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fiber-famished-gut-microbes-linked-to-poor-health1/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150324

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Breast feeding and intelligence of offspring

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(15)70002-1/fulltext?utm_source=email&utm_medium=USnewsletter&utm_campaign=breastfeeding

Full, free article, linked citations from Lancet Global Health

FDA finds no problem with GM crops

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/fda-approves-genetically-engineered-potatoes-apples?et_cid=4477915&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from R&D Mag.

What about the sulfites in wine and headaches?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/wine-headache-chances-are-its-not-the-sulfites-1426250886?tesla=y

Complete, free report from The Wall Street J.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Memory T cells in the skin

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42484/title/T-Cells-of-the-Skin/

Complete, free report, reference from The Scientist

Celiac disease rate increasing

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/18/us-health-race-celiac-gluten-idUSKBN0ME2SY20150318

Full, free essay from Reuters


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