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Physiology phorever: Dec. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 19, 2014
Updated: Friday, December 19, 2014

Physiology phorever: Dec. 18-25

Warm towel, cold floor: why?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-does-the-floor-feel-cold-when-the-towel-feels-warm/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141218

Exploration activity from Sci. Am.

Bell palsy and migraine

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/12/17/WNL.0000000000001124

Free abstract from Neurology

Want to volunteer: a fatty acid sense in humans?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/citizen-science/fatty-acids-the-6th-taste-denver-colo/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141219

Short, free item from Sci. Am.


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The best in physiology news: Dec. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 11, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The best in physiology news: Dec. 11-18

Diet, body weight, aging

Diabetes in the overweight: cost in years?

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(14)70229-3/abstract

Free summary from Lancet

Triggering the amygdala and a desire for sugar

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/12/pinpointing-part-brain-triggers-addiction?et_cid=4310743&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Longevity and feeling old

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-feeling-young-lower-risk-of-death-20141215-story.html

Free newspaper story, links

Physiological bits and bytes

Be cautious about conclusions from correlations

http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2015/1/what-everyone-should-know-about-statistical-correlation/3

Full, free article, graphic, references from Am. Sci.

What is gout?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-diagnose-and-treat-gout/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141217

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

Heat stress

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6313a1.htm?s_cid=ss6313a1_e

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from MMWR

Just circulatin'

Ultraviolet light encourages angiogenesis

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/12/researchers-make-blood-vessels-grow-shining-light-skin

Full, free report, image from Science

Nitrites, hemoglobin, and platelets

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/12/research-confirms-controversial-nitrite-hypothesis?et_cid=4318663&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Pigs help with study of cardiac arrhythmias

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/novel-tool-study-life-threatening-arrhythmias-genetically-engineered-pig?et_cid=4323368&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Compare and contrast circulations in vertebrates

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/vertebrate-circulatorium?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=71b60a568e-BioInteractive_News_Vol_3612_9_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-71b60a568e-69325713

Free interactive from HHMI

The immune system: The empire strikes back

Liberal blood transfusions: no immunosuppression

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62286-8/fulltext

Free summary from Lancet

These synthetics mimic antibodies and help in immunity

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/12/new-class-synthetic-molecules-mimics-antibodies?et_cid=4322932&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from R&D Mag.

Did that Alzheimer vaccine really fail?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/12/tackling-one-biggest-questions-dementia-research?et_cid=4318321&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Exercise v Alzheimer

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exercise-counteracts-genetic-risk-for-alzheimer-s/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141215

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Autism and brain inflammation

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/brain-inflammation-hallmark-autism?et_cid=4313361&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.


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Today's physiology: Dec. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Today's physiology: Dec. 4-11

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Blood related

Platelets initiate neutrophil action

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41581/title/Platelets-Fan-Inflammation/

Complete, free report, image from The Scientist

Preeclampsia and autism

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/12/preeclampsia-during-pregnancy-linked-greater-autism-risk?et_cid=4308895&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, video from Biosci. Tech.

Should gay men be allowed to donate blood now?

http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/BloodBloodProducts/QuestionsaboutBlood/ucm108186.htm

Full, free Q&A from FDA

Diet and digestion

Leptin is link between obesity and high blood pressure

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/%E2%80%98satiety-hormone%E2%80%99-leptin-links-obesity-high-blood-pressure?et_cid=4302918&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Try to avoid that midnight snack attack

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/another-case-against-midnight-snack?et_cid=4298576&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from Biosci. Tech.

Glucose control and ischemic heart disease

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60611-5/fulltext

Free abstract from Lancet

What makes us want to eat glucose?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/scientists-id-brain-mechanism-drives-us-eat-glucose?et_cid=4308895&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Physiological bits and bytes

Canine olfaction

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/dogs-sense-of-smell.html

Complete, free report, images from NOVA

Have you seen this month's FASEB J?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/12.cover-expansion

Access to table of contents, free abstracts

Neurophysiology

Why all-nighters impair memory: hippocampal c-AMP

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-355352.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%2526+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=17bf8c9df7-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-17bf8c9df7-87291326#.VIHgKtLF_TQ

Full, free article, references from BioTechniq.

Low serotonin levels and drug addiction

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/12/study-shows-serotonin-can-increase-risk-drug-addiction?et_cid=4302326&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.


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Thanks physiology: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Thanks physiology: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Physiological bits and bytes

Good and good for you: the Mediterranean diet

http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6674

Complete, free article, graphics, linked citation from BMJ

Hominid metabolism of ethanol: 10 million years old

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-sn-human-ancestors-alcohol-20141201-story.html

Free newspaper story

Neurophysiology

Copper modulates brain activity at rest

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/12/copper-brain-rest?et_cid=4293448&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Does "brain training" make you sharper?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/brain-training-doesn-t-make-you-smarter/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141202

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

How does brain damage happen during a stroke?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/scientists-describe-mechanism-causing-stroke-damage/81250649/

Complete, free report from GEN


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

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Monday, December 01, 2014

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

Thanks to 'net detectives Karen McMahon and Paul Blumstein

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

Science has a special edition on the skin

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6212.toc

Table of contents

Diabetic with well-controlled glucose: higher mortality

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

Free abstract from New Engl. j. Med.

New FDA rules for calorie count on menus

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/new-fda-rules-will-put-calorie-counts-menus?et_cid=4285395&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Purple urine

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

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

Status of HIV in the US: Dx, treatments

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm63e1125a1.htm?s_cid=mm63e1125a1_e

Complete, free report, graphics, references from MMWR

How Ebola virus causes inflammation

http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.ppat.1004509

Full, free article from PLoS Path.

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.

Stachybotrys mold spores and the brain

http://www.abstractsonline.com/Plan/ViewAbstract.aspx?sKey=a9490c38-27f0-4099-8725-3d7eab5e7989&cKey=fcc53b77-f174-4e09-9d22-ccceb76aee81&mKey=54c85d94-6d69-4b09-afaa-502c0e680ca7

Free abstract from Neuroscience 2014

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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