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Physio. news: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Friday, April 24, 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.

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

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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Advances in physiology: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 13, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Advances in physiology: March 12-19

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Low vaccination rate tied to measles out break

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/disneyland-measles-outbreak-confirmed-to-be-linked-to-low-vaccination-rates/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150318

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Anti-vaccination person loses suit, must pay 100 K euros

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/german-court-orders-vaccination-cynic-pay-virus-proof?et_cid=4465351&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Short, free note from Drug discov. & develop.

Physiological bits and bytes

Weird wired eyes: why?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-purpose-of-our-eyes-strange-wiring-is-unveiled/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150318

Full, free essay, link from Sci. Am.

New discovery about hibernation

http://news.discovery.com/animals/bat-species-warm-sleep-upends-hibernation-concept-150312.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Complete, free report, links from Discovery


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Today's physiology: March 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Today's physiology: March 5-12

The empire strikes back: the immune system

How do you make sense out of vaccine skepticism?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/health-officials-perplexed-vaccination-skeptics?et_cid=4445206&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

When too few are vaccinated

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2015/03/09/how-quickly-would-measles-spread-if-too-few-people-were-vaccinated/

Full, free blog, videos, graph from Sci. Am.

Side-effects from vaccines: few and minor

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-faction-vaccines-are-dangerous/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150306

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Physiological bits and bytes

Better air, better lung function in SoCal.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1414123#t=article

Full, free article, linked citations, video, graphics from New Engl. j. Med.

Salty skin speeds wound healing

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/salty-skin-boosts-mouse-wound-healing/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150304

Free audio file, links from Sci. Am.

Neurobiology

Basal ganglia can talk back to cortex in mice

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/synaptic-shortcut?et_cid=4453095&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Remembering smells--tuning and amplifying

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/understanding-how-neurons-shape-memories-smells?et_cid=4457366&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Obesity and opioid neurotransmitters

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/obesity-associated-brains-neurotransmitters?et_cid=4447455&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

Table of contents from FASEB J.

http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/3.toc

Free abstracts

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Your physiology: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 26, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Your physiology: Feb. 26-March 5

Thanks to 'net detective Erin O'Loughlin

The empire strikes back: the immune system

How does adaptive immunity develop in humans and mice?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42270/title/Monitoring-the-Development-of-Adaptive-Immunity/

Complete, free report, reference from The Scientist

Food emulsifiers and gut inflammation in mice

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/emulsifiers-in-food-linked-to-obesity-in-mice/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150227

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

The need to vaccinate

http://www.bloomingtonsouth.org/?p=8564

Newspaper story

Physiological bits and bytes

What killed Mr. Spock?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-sickness-that-killed-spock-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150303

Complete, free report, graphic from Sci. Am.

Performing daily tasks and heart attack risk

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/difficulty-with-daily-tasks-predicts-death-for-heart-failure-patients/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150226

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Glucose tolerance increases with hi intensity exercise

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2173500

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Aging and death

New mortality predictions thru stress test results

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/treadmill-performance-predicts-mortality?et_cid=4441123&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete free report from Biosci. Tech.

Articles on aging process

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42280/title/How-We-Age/

Free liked collection from The Scientist

Nervous and sensory topics

"Reading" the postmortem mind

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/mind-readers-scientists-crack-piece-neural-code-learning-and-memory?et_cid=4443366&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from Biosci. Tech.

What color is THAT dress?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/2015/02/27/thatdress/

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

Cats rely on vision more than olfaction in food search

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/cats_use_sight_over_smell_when_finding_food-153579

Full, free blog, links from Science 2.0

Humans seeing in infrared

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41961/title/Seeing-Red/

Full, free story from The Scientist


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We need physiology: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 20, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We need physiology: Feb. 19-26

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Helper T cells and inflammation

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/02/how-t-cells-cause-inflammation-during-infections?et_cid=4429015&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

An inflammatory chemical, obesity and Type II diabetes

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/obesity-type-2-diabetes-molecular-link-reveals-potential-therapy?et_cid=4431104&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Early peanut exposure and peanut allergy

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1414850#t=article

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.

How exercise/fasting limit inflammation

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27001-no-need-to-starve-to-get-fastings-immune-benefits.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news#.VOeFDdLF_TQ

Complete, free report from New Sci.

Physiological bits and bytes

Oxytocin v drunken staggering

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/02/sobering-effect-love-hormone?et_cid=4431012&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.


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