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the march of the physiologists: Feb. 22-March 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Neurophysiology

Neurons detecting itchiness also detect pain in mice

http://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(17)30036-3

Complete, free report, linked cites., images: Neuron

Neuron wraps around mouse brains

http://www.nature.com/news/a-giant-neuron-found-wrapped-around-entire-mouse-brain-1.21539

Full, free article, image, links, refs.: Nature

Is prolonged sleep a precursor to Alzheimer?

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2017/02/22/WNL.0000000000003732

Free abstract: Neurology

Coffee increases cigarette craving

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2122713-having-a-cigarette-may-make-your-body-crave-coffee-too/

Full, free story, link to abstract: New sci.

Physiological bits and bytes

How erythrocytes become acclimatized to low oxygen pressure

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14108

Full, free article, linked cites., charts: Nature

Milk and mucus production linked? Nope.

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/do-dairy-foods-cause-mucus-production/?smtyp=cur&_r=0

Full, free blog, links: NY times

Snoring and sleep apnea

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/snored-to-death-the-symptoms-and-dangers-of-untreated-sleep-apnea-2017021311159?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BF20170227-Sleep&utm_id=410957&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=410957

Press release: Harvard U.

Greater girth linked to higher cortisol, stress hormone

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/health/stress-weight-gain-study/index.html

Full, free essay: CNN

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Presidents' day physio.: Feb. 16-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Middle ear eosinophilia

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1510852?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

Flu vaccine 50% effective this year

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6606a3.htm?s_cid=mm6606a3_w

Complete, free report, refs., tables: MMWR

Physiological bits and bytes

Extreme dieting v aging

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-hunger-gains-extreme-calorie-restriction-diet-shows-anti-aging-results/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170216

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/vitamin-b12-deficiency-can-be-sneaky-harmful-201301105780?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GB20170222-Vitamins&utm_id=405916&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=405916

Press release, links: Harvard U.

Vitamin D v colds and flu? Yep.

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2017/02/study-confirms-vitamin-d-protection-against-cold-and-flu?et_cid=5841570&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5841570&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: Drug discov. & develop.

Effects of sleep deprivation

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/10-results-sleep-loss#1

Webpage, links: WebMD

Neurobiology

Where are scary memories stored?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/02/research-reveals-how-brain-remembers-fearful-experiences?et_cid=5840044&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5840044&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f02%2fresearch-reveals-how-brain-remembers-fearful-experiences%3fet_cid%3d5840044%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay; Biosci. tech.\

Deafness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLWg9af2Pg0&utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=9250b1f7e4-BioInteractive_News_Vol_91_2017_2_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-9250b1f7e4-69325713

Free video from YouTube

Sound communication

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/how-animals-use-sound-communicate?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=9250b1f7e4-BioInteractive_News_Vol_91_2017_2_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-9250b1f7e4-69325713

Free website, includes A&P resources: HHMI

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Two hearts for physio.: Feb. 9-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 10, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Brian Salisbury and Karen McMahon

Neurophysiology

Hunger-related anger? Yes: it is a thing.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2119406-being-hangry-exists-why-a-lack-of-food-can-change-your-mood/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2017-0902-newGLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Complete, free report, links: New sci.

Naked mole rat: Hot peppers? Don't bother me at all!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365348.html

Full, free article, refs: BioTechniq.

Micronutrients in the developing brain

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/02/study-focuses-micronutrients-human-minibrains?et_cid=5825577&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5825577&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: R&D mag.

How did fine motor tuning begin?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nerve-cells-that-go-out-on-a-limb-show-how-the-ability-to-tweet-evolved/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170214

Full, free story, links: Sci. Am.

The immune system: The empire strikes back!

What do basophils do?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252751/

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: Nature immunol.

Mumps in the state of Washington

http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/Mumps/MumpsOutbreak

Full, free notice, links: Wash. state dept. health

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Physio. in Feb.: Feb. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Kevin Patton and A.J. Petto

Neurophysiology

For your class: how we see color

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-we-see-color-colm-kelleher

Free video: TED

Do you suffer from misophonia?

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)31530-5

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: Curr. biol.

Noise-related deafness: How frequent?

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6605e3.htm?s_cid=mm6605e3_e

Full, free essay, refs., tables: MMWR

He investigates reward signals in the brain

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47729/title/Jeremy-Day-Probes-Reward-Signaling-in-the-Brain/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=42208506&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--VlXLAdW_ME2EPpb3yNoxn3FuNuyQBLByHZZX1D-UZuUkW4ieSxOevWDFx1aQ09e1Ak4kLVQ_B7e92M_hF0NZ4MpFslg&_hsmi=42208506/

Free profile, refs.: Scientist

Hour of the day and your brain

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/its-okay-that-you-dont-like-mornings-your-memory-probably-doesnt-either/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170206

Complete, free report, links: Sci. Am.

Physiological bits and bytes

February is American heart month

https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/news-media/events/heart-month.html

Free website: AHA

Study: low omega-3 in German women, higher heart risk

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Markets/Two-thirds-of-middle-aged-German-women-have-low-omega-3-Increased-risk-of-heart-disease?utm_source=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=From%2026-Jan-2017%20to%2002-Feb-2017&c=HOV2sqULGIgnt1DFFG8rjQinPevVvVNp&p2=

Complete, free report: Nutraingredients [sic]

Sickle cell

Sickle cell trait associated with lower HbA1c

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2600468

Free abstract: JAMA

Sickle cell trait and malaria

https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/192/1/178/872633/Sickle-Cell-Trait-and-the-Risk-of-Plasmodium

Full, free article, linked cites., tables, graph: J. infect. dis.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

A teachers' guide to immunology

https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/teacher-guide-immunology?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=9de729db82-BioInteractive_News_Vol_90_2017_02_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-9de729db82-69325713

Free site from HHMI

It strikes out: immune receptor and bladder dysfunction

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/02/bacteria-activated-immune-receptor-major-contributor-bladder-dysfunctionion?et_cid=5817656&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5817656&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f02%2fbacteria-activated-immune-receptor-major-contributor-bladder-dysfunctionion%3fet_cid%3d5817656%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay: Biosci. tech.

Low HPV vaccination rates a clear public health risk

https://www.cityofhope.org/low-vaccination-rates-for-hpv-serious-health-threat?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=FBPaid_Blog_HPV_Vaccinations

Free website: City of Hope

Most American think vaccines a good thing

http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/02/02/vast-majority-of-americans-say-benefits-of-childhood-vaccines-outweigh-risks/

Free website, links, graphics: Pew char. rust

 National Black HIV/AIDS awareness day: Feb. 7

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6604a1.htm?s_cid=mm6604a1_e

Complete, free report, links: MMWR

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Mid-winter phys.: Jan. 25-Feb. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Neurophysiology

LSD and a neurotransmitter receptor in the brain

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48230/title/How-LSD-Affects-the-Brain/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=41570673&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9HDN-Wya_9YQh3i5lZnCslVud00Ay8EVtF4YGjVNer75y11vhMMlhLU2nBE5gTOPFfS652NSKBlwHGMSXZdONp1gppyA&_hsmi=41570673

Full, free essay, linked cites., images: The Scientist

Antibodies changing neuron functions

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2017/01/antibodies-messengers-nervous-system?et_cid=5807423&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5807423&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story: Drug discov. & develop.

Split brain, split conscious? Maybe not

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2017/01/31/split-brain-consciousness/#.WJECAmcUW70

Full, free item, linked cites., images: Discover

Brain maps show activation patterns

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=81755

Press release, downloadable images: NSF

Torture and neuroscience

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v527/n7576/full/527035a.html

Complete, free report, links: Nature

Physiological bits and bytes

Inhibition of anorexia by gut parasite in mice

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/new-insight-describes-connection-between-salmonella-infection-and-appetite-loss/81253786?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170127

Full, free essay: GEN

Data on male obesity differs with females in rats

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnut.2016.00050/full

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: Front. nutr.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Of dog sleds and diphtheria anti-sera

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47738/title/The-Sled-Dogs-that-Stopped-an-Outbreak/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=41473371&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_PWm3kFwfVGb0xU3eAwbZ_A80tEo7yXrm7cK34APK7zJ0qRUEMrmqSh5LLhMip34ANYmXs5MZnth0vBZEwAaaq_i34KA&_hsmi=41473371/

Full, free story, image: The Scientist

Vaccine advocates on the defensive...again

https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/31/vaccine-advocates-speak-up/

Complete, free report, linked cites., STAT

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Physiology help: Jan. 18-25-

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Lifestyle choices

Caloric restriction and better health in monkeys

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14063

Full, free article, linked cites., tables: Nature

Sit still, age more quickly

https://consumer.healthday.com/senior-citizen-information-31/misc-aging-news-10/too-much-sitting-ages-you-faster-718791.html

Short, free item, link: HealthDay

Physiological bits and bytes

Neurophysiology lab simulation for students

https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/neurophysiology-virtual-lab?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=5ad6a89f58-BioInteractive_News_Vol_89_2017_1_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-5ad6a89f58-69325713

Free website: HHMI

Wandering in Alzheimer: tau and spatial orientation?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/could-this-be-why-alzheimer-s-patients-wander/81253748?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170120

Full, free item, image: GEN

Report: earlier menarche, earlier menopause

http://www.livescience.com/57620-early-menopause-linked-to-first-period.html

Full, free essay, links: LiveScience

What is "White coat hypertension" and is it related to MI's?

https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/doi/10.1093/aje/kww237/2915788/Prevalence-of-Masked-Hypertension-Among-US-Adults

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics: Am. j. epidemiol.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Rising number of vaccine exemptions in some states

https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/20/vaccine-exemptions-states/

Complete, free report, links, animated map: STAT

What the heck is herd immunity?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/what-is-herd-immunity2013-08-27/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170124

Free video: Sci. Am.

Neutrophils: beginning arthritis

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/01/researchers-identify-initial-step-leading-joint-inflammation-arthritis?et_cid=5795440&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5795440&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, links, images: R&D mag.

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Put fizz in your phys.: Jan. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Pat Bowne, Kevin Patton, and Wendy Riggs

Control mechanisms

The amygdala and cardiovascular issues

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)31714-7/fulltext

Free summary: Lancet

"Virtual rat" for endocrine lab

http://advan.physiology.org/content/ajpadvan/273/6/S24.full.pdf

Full, free article, images, refs.: Advanc physio.

Conflict, menopause in killer whales

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)31462-2

Full, free article, linked cites., graphics: Curr. biol.

Physiological bits and bytes

73-76 years old: Greater brain volume with Med. diet

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2017/01/04/WNL.0000000000003559

Free abstract: Neurology

The spice that leads to long life

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0169876

Full, free article, linked cites., graphics: PLoS One

Dodge diabetes: eat right

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-data-are-in-eat-right-avoid-diabetes-2017010510936?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BF20170116-6WeekPlan&utm_id=364727&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=364727

Press release: Harvard U.

Kids' diet and Crohn disease

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161228171130.ht

Full, free story, ref.: Sci. daily

CD8 T cells v zika

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/01/t-cells-join-fight-against-zika?et_cid=5779183&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5779183&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, ref.: R&D mag.

Metabolic issues

Carbon dioxide and acidosis

http://pedsccm.org/FILE-CABINET/Practical/Akron_pdfs/8FLUIDS.PDF

Full, free item, graphics: File cabinet

Too much homocysteine and occluded retinal arteries

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2016/bcr-2016-218379.full

Short, free item, linked cties., images: BMJ case rep.

Cirrhosis more common in those with alcohol issues

http://www.healio.com/hepatology/cirrhosis-liver-failure/news/online/%7B45c76218-326b-47f7-bb83-61fbfc3f82de%7D/hospital-patients-with-alcohol-problems-10-times-as-likely-to-have-alcoholic-liver-cirrhosis

Full, free essay, link: Healio

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New year in physio: Jan. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Peggy Barbour, Kevin Patton and A.J. Petto

Matters circulatory

How about the cardiac conduction system?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=438140

Free animation from Wikipedia commons

Iron deficiency anemia v malaria

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/01/anemia-protects-african-children-against-blood-stage-malaria?et_cid=5770062&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5770062&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: R&D mag.

Physiological bits and bytes

Biomarkers for aging

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/will-you-age-gracefully-biomarker-patterns-will-tell/81253667?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170106

Complete, free report: GEN

Even weekend exercise can help

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6601e1.htm?s_cid=mm6601e1_e

Full, free item: BBC

Have a Guinness? More iron, less deafness?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4073588/Don-t-want-deaf-pint-Guinness-day-High-levels-iron-helps-prevent-hearing-loss-study-finds.html

Full, free story, video: Daily Mail (UK)

What do mammal appendixes do?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/01/new-research-suggests-appendix-may-have-important-function?et_cid=5772665&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5772665&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, images: R&D mag.

Neurophysiology

Alcohol and overeating linked

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14014

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics from Nature

Facts and figures about Alzheimer

http://alz.org/facts/

Free, short video: Alz. org

Diabetes only

How does maternal diabetes affect kids' later health?

http://www.healio.com/endocrinology/diabetes/news/in-the-journals/%7B7b9a6a62-5c57-442e-9322-4d0dec15e5ae%7D/maternal-diabetes-status-may-not-affect-mortality-outcomes-in-adults

Short, free item, links: Healio

Discovered: trigger for Type I diabetes

http://www.livescience.com/57323-autoimmune-trigger-in-type-1-diabetes-identified.html

Complete, free report, images: Live sci.

Major diabetes article in Cell retracted

http://retractionwatch.com/2016/12/27/harvard-biologist-retracts-diabetes-breakthrough-cell/

Full, free item, links: Retraction watch

Native Americans: fewer deaths diabetes-related kidney ailment

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6601e1.htm?s_cid=mm6601e1_e

Free item, refs. MMWR

Hidden sugar in the diet

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/30/opinion/sunday/how-much-sugar-can-you-avoid-today.html?_r=0

Full, free essay, linked cites.: NY times

The empire strikes back: The immune system

No link: low vitamin D and food allergies

http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=718373

Short, free item: Physician's brief.

Stopping peanut allergies before they begin

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/sites/default/files/peanut-allergy-prevention-guidelines-parent-summary.pdf

Full, free pdf from NIH

Antibodies tag, macrophages attack

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47959/title/Image-of-the-Day--Feeding-Time/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=40361517&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--fRvYrGYVWEZdmYVoERe6w-iskatSY-zPlmlZzXRdOz09YpIjIi87EFiv7RKyl1LUInbGUI6oHXvACKc5-dP4iVqEveQ&_hsmi=40361517

Free image: The Scientist

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Holiday physiology: Dec. 16-Jan. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 16, 2016

Thanks to 'net detectives Kenneth Long, Pat Bowne, Kevin Patton, and Paul Blumstein

The empire strikes back: The immune system

More mumps cases in US. Why?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/whats-behind-the-2016-mumps-spike-in-the-u-s/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161216

Free blog, image: Sci. Am.

Do you have naïve T cells? Probably

http://immunology.sciencemag.org/content/1/6/eaah6506

Free abstract: Sci. immunol.

Physiological bits and bytes

Physiology tutorials

http://www.raosyth.com/patho/

Website: Alverno Col.

How come obese mice prefer inactivity?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161229141901.htm

Full, free item, ref.: Sci. daily

What is the "missing link" in type II diabetes?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/12/diabetes-missing-link-discovered?et_cid=5715650&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5715650&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: R&D mag

Pregnancy-related brain changes

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pregnancy-causes-lasting-changes-in-a-womans-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161219

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Thermoregulatory issues

Frostbite!

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/01/frostbite-101-video/

Press release, video: Cleveland clinic

Testicular heat stress

http://www.ccf.org/reproductiveresearchcenter/miscs/2014_Durairajanayagam_RBMO.pdf

Full, free pdf, linked cites., figs.: Repro. biomed. online

Eats

Yes: "food comas" are real

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/food-comas-turn-out-to-be-real-physical-conditions/81253461?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20161123

Complete, free report: GEN

Yummy food can be good for you too!

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2016/12/correlation-between-good-food-weight-gain-unveiled?et_cid=5737943&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5737943&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, link: R&D mag.

You think you taste it but is that really true?

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/7-things-affecting-your-sense-taste?con=TrueAnthem&dom=tw

Free story from Pop. sci.

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Physiology: Dec. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 9, 2016

Physiology: Dec. 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Kenneth Long, Kevin Patton and Jon Jackson

Come to your senses

Naked mole rats can't detect capsaicin (hot pepper flavor)

Complete, free report, image, refs.: BioTechniq.

Lab demo: tasting garlic with the feet

http://www.popsci.com/you-can-taste-garlic-with-your-feet?con=TrueAnthem&dom=tw

Short, free item, video: Pop. sci.

Can you smell the asparagus in pee?

http://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i6071

Full, free article, linked cites., graphics: BMJ

Eats

Brain healthy spices?

Free blog: Harvard U.

The freshman 15? Not so much

Short, free item: Inside hi. ed.

Physiological bits and bytes

Can't hear in a noisy area: maybe it's the brain, not ears

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=81649

Free item: NSF

Monkeys and apes don't have linguistic range of us. Why?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2115693-monkeys-should-be-able-to-talk-just-like-us-so-why-dont-they/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2016-1512-newGLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Full, free article, audio file, video, links from New sci.

Testes and heat control

http://www.ccf.org/reproductiveresearchcenter/miscs/2014_Durairajanayagam_RBMO.pdf

Full, free pdf, linked cites., figs.: Repro. biomed.

Brush your teeth, avoid rheumatoid arthritis

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/to-avoid-rheumatoid-arthritis-brush-those-pearly-whites/81253562?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20161215

Full, free essay: GEN

Healthy lifestyles and the heart

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/upshot/the-power-of-simple-life-changes-to-prevent-heart-disease.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

Complete, free report: NY times

Respiratory

Watch the sneeze video!

https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/sneeze-physics-caught-in-video/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20161213

Free: Sci. Am.

US surgeon general warns on e-cigarettes

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/surgeon-general-report-warns-of-e-cigarette-risks/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20161213

Full, free essay: Sci. Am.

Coal miner's fibrosis returning

Complete, free report, figs.: MMWR

Is there no healthy level of smoking? Nope.

Free abstract: JAMA

 

 

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