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Modern physiology: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 28, 2015

Modern physiology: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Children's vaccination rates stay low

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6433a1.htm?s_cid=mm6433a1_e

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from MMWR

Extreme hematuria

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1410250?query=TOC

Short, free note, image, video from New Engl. j. Med.

Less memory loss with Mediterranean diet

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mediterranean-eating-habits-prove-good-for-the-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150827

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

 

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Progress in physiology: Aug. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Progress in physiology: Aug. 20-27

Thanks to 'net detective Terry Thompson ‚Äč

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Donated organs help in understanding immunology

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43545/title/The-Spleen-Collectors/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Reduce risk of peanut allergies: provide early exposure

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/doctors-recommend-early-exposure-prevent-peanut-allergies-0?et_cid=4769232&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Autoimmune blindness and the intestines

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/new-research-is-a-case-of-the-gut-leading-the-blind/81251642/

Full, free essay, images, links from GEN

Nervous and sensory systems

Neurological changes in new fathers

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-a-new-father-s-brain-changes/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150824

Complete, free report, images from Sci. Am.

Systems for tuning the cochlea

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Perfect-Pitch/biotechniques-352794.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=7d813c94c8-Sensory+Systems%3A+Perfect+Pitch-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-7d813c94c8-87291326

Full, free essay, images, references from BioTechniq.

Why blue light will keep you from sleeping

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/q-a-why-is-blue-light-before-bedtime-bad-for-sleep/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150825

Full, free Q&A from Sci. Am.

Wiring the brain for habits

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/wired-habit?et_cid=4763967&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Physiological bits and bytes

Sex assignment confusion: the adrenal cortex

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43554/title/A-Case-of-Sexual-Ambiguity--1865/

Full, free essay, images, links from The Scientist

US: too little exercise; value proven

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/researchers-publish-sobering-statistics-physical-inactivity-us?et_cid=4769596&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Liver fibrosis linked to diabetes mellitus

http://www.healio.com/hepatology/steatohepatitis-metabolic-liver-disease/news/online/%7B148f0c8b-e9e4-4656-942d-3cdb794a00c1%7D/researchers-find-liver-fibrosis-associated-with-diabetes-steatosis

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Study: older people need less sleep

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/08/people-need-less-sleep-they-age-study-suggests?et_cid=4755518&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

The circulatory system

Smoking cessation and improved cardiovascular system

http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/early/2015/08/25/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.001545.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, graphics, references from Circulation

Work longer, more risk of strokes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/working-longer-hours-increases-risk-stroke-study-says?et_cid=4758293&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Pericardial tapanade

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1408805?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

Holding your breath

How long can you hold your breath?

http://www2.centralcatholichs.com/copied%20articles%20to%20review/physiology/breath%20holding.PDF

Complete, free report, images, references from Sci. Am. 

How does the nervous system work with this?

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/7154990_Physiology_of_long_pranayamic_breathing_Neural_respiratory_elements_may_provide_a_mechanism_that_explains_how_slow_deep_breathing_shifts_the_autonomic_nervous_system

Free abstract from ResearchGate

"Greatest freediver" likely died

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug/04/free-diver-natalia-molchanova-feared-dead

Full, free essay, images, videos from The Guardian

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Physiology today: Aug. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Physiology today: Aug. 13-20

Thanks to net detective Dic Charge

Metabolism

Irisin returns!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43738/title/Irisin-Redeemed/

Complete, free report, links, reference from The Science

Restrict carbs, greater weight loss than fat restriction

http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/pdf/S1550-4131%2815%2900350-2.pdf

Full, free pdf, images, linked citations from Cell

Physiological bits and bytes

The fire drill that is asthma

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/asthma-cells-scramble-theres-fire-drill?et_cid=4738890&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from Biosci. Tech.

Protruding eyes, normal thyroid

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-211741.full

Short, free item, images, linked citations from BMJ Case Rep.

Have you looked at this month's FASEB J?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/8.toc

Free abstracts

Cells of the nervous systems

Controlling neurotransmitter release

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2015/08/new-look-brain-signaling?et_cid=4750128&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Storing traumatic memories

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/traumatic-memories-hidden-chemical-pathway-brain-study-says?et_cid=4750155&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Do glia cells play a role in memory?

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rethinking-which-cells-are-conductors-learning-and-memory?utm_source=Society+for+Science+Newsletters&utm_campaign=1db2a37811-editors_picks_week_of_august_10_2015_8_14_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4c415a67f-1db2a37811-104550029

Complete, free report, images, linked citations, videos from Sci. News

The brain

Circadian switch

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/scientists-find-what-controls-waking-and-going-sleep?et_cid=4741883&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

REM and dreams

http://medicine.mytau.org/nir/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Andrillon_etAl_NatComm15_REM.pdf

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from Nature com.

 

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Current physiology: Aug. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 06, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Current physiology: Aug. 6-13

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Physiological bits and bytes

Trans fats bad, saturated fats--not proven

http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3978

Complete, free article, linked citations, graphics from BMJ

Exercise and improved cardiovascular functions in kids

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/08/05/peds.2015-0616

Free abstract from Pediatrics

Survival of the snow leopard at high altitudes--not the Hb!

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/218/15/2402

Free abstract from J. Exp. Bio.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

HIV positive, treating it, feel OK but virus continues

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/hiv-grows-despite-treatment-study-finds?et_cid=4719938&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

T-reg. lymphocytes and vaccines

http://news.psu.edu/story/360879/2015/06/16/research/returning-killer-t-cells-back-barracks-could-improve-vaccines?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=08-06-2015&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release, image from Penn State

 

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Summer physiology: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Summer physiology: July 30-Aug. 6

Thanks to 'net detective Gary-Heiko Heisermann

Metabolism and fluids

Cold at work? Thermal equation may be faulty!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/science/chilly-at-work-a-decades-old-formula-may-be-to-blame.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&_r=2

Full, free article, links from The New York Times

High blood pressure and dietary sodium

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/07/29/us-health-hypertension-sodium-idUKKCN0Q32M420150729

Full, free essay from Reuters

Cognitive impairment: don't stay thirsty!

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/inadequate-hydration-can-lead-impaired-cognitive-emotional-function?et_cid=4704087&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Does this brain hormone cause overeating?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/hormone-brain-could-cause-overeating-says-rutgers-science?et_cid=4702150&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report on mouse work, links from Biosci. Tech.

Early mortality

Exercise young, lower risk of early death

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/08/exercise-during-youth-connected-lower-risk-death-later?et_cid=4716205&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Chili peppers v early death

http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3942

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from BMJ

Young pop to kid: "You are killing me!"

http://www.livescience.com/51734-early-fatherhood-midlife-death.html

Complete, free report of survey, links from LiveScience

The empire strikes back: The immune system

How T-cells are triggered

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/new-insight-how-immune-system-sounds-alarm?et_cid=4712951&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

"Trojan horse" of the immune system

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/researchers-discover-immune-systems-trojan-horse?et_cid=4710740&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

 

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Physiology update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Physiology update: July 23-30

The empire strikes back: The immune system

HIV susceptibility and natural killer (NK) cells

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/researchers-link-hiv-susceptibility-little-understood-immune-cell-class?et_cid=4690755&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

No personal choice exemptions for vaccinations in California

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1508701?query=TOC

Complete, free perspective, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.

Physiological bits and bytes

A sense of fat

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/fat-sense-scientists-show-we-have-distinct-taste-fat?et_cid=4692398&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

How the dolphin avoids the bends

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deep-diving-dolphins-avoid-bends-with-powerful-lungs/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150724

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Cardiovascular

Blood pressure variation and cardiovascular risk

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2398909

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Smoking + migraines = greater stroke risk

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/smokers-migraines-have-increased-stroke-risk-study-says?et_cid=4690326&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, links from Biosci. Tech.

 

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Physiology advancements: July 16-23

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

Physiology advancements: July 16-23

Neurophysiology

Torture and the neurosciences

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Neuroscience-of/231575/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Neurocircuits are "noisy"

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/07/deciphering-brains-noisy-code?et_cid=4678047&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Study: speed of dementia is faster in women

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/study-women-mild-memory-problem-worsen-faster-men-0?et_cid=4687963&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, graphic from Biosci. Tech.

Link between cardiovascular and mental decline uncommon

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2397694

Free summary from Ann. Int. Med.

Grid cells in brain determine speed of animal

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14622.html

Free abstract from Nature

Physiological bits and bytes

Astronauts get thinner skin while in space

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/07/20/us-germany-astronaut-skin-idUKKCN0PU13M20150720

Full, free essay, video from Reuters

Cardiovascular issues and diabetes often linked

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/diabetes-cardiovascular-link-often-overlooked?et_cid=4683890&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Myoclonus in the palate area

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1412079?query=TOC

Short, free note, images, video from New Engl. j. Med.

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Immune system-brain link

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/important-link-between-the-brain-and-immune-system-found/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150721

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

French teen HIV positive but no AIDS for 12 yrs.

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/doctors-say-teens-hiv-check-12-years-without-drugs?et_cid=4686071&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

 

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Physiology this week: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Physiology this week: July 9-16

Women's longevity compared to men's: recent development

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-did-women-start-to-outlive-men/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150714

Full, free essay, link from Sci. Am.

Type II diabetes and cognitive decline

http://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/brain-health-news-80/type-2-diabetes-may-damage-thinking-skills-study-701115.html

Complete, free report, link from HealthDay

Pain relief from injected bone marrow cells

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/potential-pain-treatment%E2%80%99s-mechanism-deciphered

Short, free item, image from Sci. News

 

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Firecracker physiology: July 2-July 9

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 03, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Firecracker physiology: July 2-July 9

Physiological bits and bytes

California limiting vaccine exemptions

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/california-bill-limits-school-vaccine-exemptions/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150702

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Smelling a trillion odors. Maybe not so much.

http://elifesciences.org/content/4/e08127

Complete, free report, linked citations, graphics from eLife

Soft tissue calcifications

 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1407238?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

Dyspeptic patients: changes in submucosal plexus

http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ajg2015158a.html

Free abstract from Am. j. Gastro.

Respiration related

Abnormal ventilations in transplanted lungs

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-210694.full

Full, free article, linked citations, images, video from BMJ Case Rep.

What is delayed drowning?

http://www.upworthy.com/its-called-delayed-drowning-here-are-4-key-warning-signs-plus-the-single-best-way-to-prevent-it?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

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Summer physiology: June 26-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer physiology: June 26-July 2

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

The empire strikes back: The immune system

California limits vaccination exemptions

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/25/us-usa-vaccines-california-idUSKBN0P52H420150625?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

Complete, free report from Reuters

Vitamin D deficiency and HIV

http://news.psu.edu/story/360774/2015/06/15/research/vitamin-d-status-related-immune-response-hiv-1?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=06-25-2015&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release from Penn State

Neurophysiology

Gender differences in pain processing in mice

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/31/43/15450.long

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from J. Neurosci.

Is he watching tennis or...?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1408161?query=TOC

Short, free note, video, images from New Engl. j. Med.

The frightened brain

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43389/title/The-Brain-on-Fear/

Complete, free report from The Scientist

Motor control due to complex set of neuron rhythms

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/research-sheds-light-how-neurons-control-muscle-movement?et_cid=4641065&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Physiological bits and bytes

What's new with oxytocin research?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-oxytocin-neuroscience-counters-cuddle-hormone-claims/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150625

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

High-normal blood pressure in young, heart disease later

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/high-normal-blood-pressure-young-adults-spells-risk-heart-failure-later-life?et_cid=4640755&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Abnormal breathing and congestive heart failure

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(15)00235-0/fulltext

Free abstract from Lancet


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