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Physiology news for you: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 16, 2014
Updated: 13 hours ago

Physiology news for you: Oct. 16-23

Thanks to 'net detectives Gary Heisermann and Roberta Meehan

The empire strikes back: The immund 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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Physiology today: Oct. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 09, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Physiology today: Oct. 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Shawn Parcells and Valerie D. O'Loughlin

Physiological bits and bytes

Immune response leading to MS may start in gut

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-multiple-sclerosis-begin-in-the-gut/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20141008

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Food tastes differently at high altitudes

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2806150/posts

Short, free piece from Free Republic

Statins' effects and skeletal muscles

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2949584/?report=classic#B52

Full, free article from J. Physic. Ther.

Thanks for the memory

Exercise helps elderly memories

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/exercise-can-improve-memory-people-over-60?et_cid=4208225&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Memory issue in rats and sugary diet

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/sugar-linked-memory-problems-rats?et_cid=4197189&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Heart-stopping news

Arrythmias: disruptions in expression of this protein

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/heartbeat-protein-deficits-linked-to-sudden-cardiac-deaths/81250455/

Full, free essay from GEN

Do you want more info on arrythmias?

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/8887.php

Free story from Med. News Today

Does stress have more impact on women's health?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/stress-may-be-harder-women%E2%80%99s-hearts-men%E2%80%99s?et_cid=4208225&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Death rates/causes in the USA

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db168.htm

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from MMWR

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Physiology now: Oct. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 02, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Physiology now: Oct. 2-9

Thanks to 'net detective Tim Beardsley

Alzheimer Disease news

Alzheimer reversed for first time in small trial

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/memory-loss-associated-alzheimers-reversed-first-time?et_cid=4184861&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Dangerous beta-amyloid aggregations in Alzheimer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/most-dangerous-aggregates-in-alzheimer-s-identified/81250424/

Full, free story, images from GEN

Brain bulletin

Curiosity seems to increase memory

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/curiosity-helps-learning-memory?et_cid=4189180&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, image from Biosci. Tech.

Facial recognition news

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/10/03/how-our-brains-trick-us-into-ignoring-movie-stunt-doubles-and-recognizing-our-loved-ones/

Newspaper story

Physiological bits and bytes

Failing olfaction foretells 5-year mortality

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0107541

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from PLoS ONE

Tiny bubbles injected in smallest veins reveal circulation

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26333-microbubbles-illuminate-a-rainbow-web-of-blood-vessels.html

Short, free item, image from New Sci.

Need information on the eyes?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40986/title/Eye-Spies/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Digestion and nutrition

What's the skinny on skinny: lo carbs or lo fat?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2014/10/07/gary-why-we-get-fat-taubes-speaks-out-on-diet-studies-including-his-own/

Complete, free blog, links from Sci. Am.

Can you prevent celiac disease by Introducing gluten early?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1400697?query=pfw

Free abstract from New Engl. j. Med.

Do you want some information on world hunger?

http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/world%20hunger%20facts%202002.htm

From a website

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The best in physiology news: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The best in physiology news: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Thanks to 'net detectives Wendy Riggs and Henriette Evans

Physiological bits and bytes

Need exercise physiology resources?

http://www.lifescitrc.org/searchResultsAll.cfm?keyword=exercise+physiology&x=0&y=0

list on the APS website

Dry roasted peanuts may be even more allergenic

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/dry-roasting-may-up-peanut-allergic-potential/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141001

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

Can aging be "fixed?"

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/aging-can-be-manipulated-longer-lifespan?et_cid=4171789&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, video from Biosci. Tech.

Ingestion

What's the truth about gluten?

http://www.upworthy.com/the-truth-about-gluten-free-diets-that-no-one-wants-to-hear?c=upw1

Full, free video from Upworthy

Burn receptor gene influences alcohol sensations

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/alcohol-sensations-influenced-genes?et_cid=4171789&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Type II diabetes

Vitamin D v diabetes: nope

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(14)70184-6/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet diab. & endo.

Pistachios v Type II diabetes

http://news.psu.edu/story/321922/2014/07/31/research/pistachios-may-lower-vascular-response-stress-type-2-diabetes?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=09-25-2014&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release from Penn St. Univ.

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The physiology news: Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The physiology news: Sept. 18-25

Thanks to 'net detective Wendy Riggs

Endocrine

Dry lab exercise for the endocrine system

http://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=175

From APS; requires registration

Stress + obesity = bad health

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/obesity-and-stress-present-double-whammy-against-good-health/81250380/

Full, free item from GEN

How does age-related diabetes work?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/mechanism-behind-age-dependent-diabetes-discovered?et_cid=4158866&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Artificial sweeteners and insulin resistance

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329872.600-artificial-sweeteners-linked-to-glucose-intolerance.html

Full, free article, links from New Sci.

Physiological bits and bytes

Brain still active while we sleep

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29166466

Full, free item from BBC

Western diet v cognition

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/western-diet-leads-diminished-cognitive-performance?et_cid=4167648&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

US diet better but still much improvement needed

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/u-s-diet-shows-modest-improvement-but-overall-remains-poor/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HSPH%20Update%20September%202014%20--%20Friends%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release from Harvard/Pub. Health

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Newborn's interleukin 8 levels different

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/17298/20140922/newborns-immune-system-much-stronger-than-previously-thought.htm

Complete, free report, links from Sci. World Rep.

An autoimmune disease of the skin

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2014/09/013.html

Press release, image from SUNY Buffalo

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Physiology today: Sept. 11-18

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

Physiology today: Sept. 11-18

Thanks this week to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Physiological bits and bytes

How does sleep apnea cause brain damage?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/new-evidence-shows-sleep-apnea-hurts-your-brain?et_cid=4148314&et_rid=54713780&type=image

Full, free story, images from Biosci. Tech.

Dopaminergic areas of brain and body fat

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/eating-habits-body-fat-related-brain-differences?et_cid=4145844&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from Biosci. Tech.

Blood type AB folks more likely to have memory issues

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/breaking-news-blood-type-may-affect-memory?et_cid=4147490&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

The nose perceives aldehydes like this

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/09/chemists-discover-way-nose-perceives-common-class-odors?et_cid=4147458&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

The empire strikes back: The immune system 

Has an ancient anti-viral mechanism been found?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/new-defense-mechanism-against-viruses-discovered?et_cid=4148314&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Tick bites and meat allergies

http://news.msn.com/us/bad-bite-a-tick-can-make-you-allergic-to-red-meat

Full, free item, links from MSN

Gut flora boost viral vaccine effectiveness

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40973/title/Bacteria-Boost-Viral-Vaccine-Response/

Full, free story, links from The Scientist

As you die, the bacteria attack!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/The-Death-Microbiome-Invasion-of-the-Body-Snatchers/biotechniques-353828.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=a1b81d6b04-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-a1b81d6b04-87291326#.VBnGptLF_zg

Complete, free report, reference from BioTechniq.

from Macrophages and irritable bowel syndrome

http://news.psu.edu/story/320993/2014/07/18/research/immune-cell-role-intestinal-movement-may-lead-better-understanding?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=09-11-2014&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release, image from Penn State Univ.

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Physiology this week: Sept. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 04, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Physiology this week: Sept. 4-11

Thanks to 'net detective A.J. Petto

Physiological bits and bytes

How to turn off autoimmune responses

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/09/scientists-discover-how-%E2%80%9Cswitch-off%E2%80%9D-autoimmune-diseases?et_cid=4132454&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Vaccines and other videos

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/honesty-linked-prefrontal-brain-region?et_cid=4144089&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

From NOVA

Smoking cessation

http://www.upworthy.com/not-gonna-lie-seeing-the-normal-lung-was-a-bit-freaky-seeing-the-other-one-beyond-words?c=upw1

Full, free item, video of lungs, images from The Upworthiest

Ventricular fibrillation

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1316331?query=TOC

Free, short note, images, video from New Engl. j. Med.

Diet

High potassium in diet, low stroke risk in women

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/potassium-rich-foods-cut-stroke-death-risk-women?et_cid=4138100&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Nutrition and sperm quality

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-nutrition-affects-male-fertility/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140905

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

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Best in physiology news: Aug 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Best in physiology news: Aug 28-Sept. 4

Physiological bits and bytes

Losing weight, reduce heart risk? Lo carbs better than lo fat

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1900694

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Listen to Popeye: drink your spinach, lose weight!

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/09/spinach-extract-decreases-food-cravings?et_cid=4131515&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, video from Biosci. Tech.

Estrogen-relative cuts binge eating

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/estrogen-based-compound-suppresses-binge-eating?et_cid=4122037&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Living to great age

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40567/title/In-Old-Blood/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Related to the nervous system

How does movement affect hearing?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/study-shows-how-movement-affects-hearing?et_cid=4123112&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Cerebral blood vessels imaged while mouse on cocaine

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/your-brains-blood-vessels-drugs?et_cid=4124383&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Why the nasal bitter receptors: alerting to germs?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/taste-receptors-in-the-nose-help-fight-infections/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140902

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Update on HPV vaccination

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6305a1.htm?s_cid=rr6305a1_e

Full, free article from MMWR

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Phine physiology: Aug. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Phine physiology: Aug. 21-28

Physiological bits and bytes


Recommendation for children/younger women: no tuna

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2014/10/can-eating-the-wrong-fish-put-you-at-higher-risk-for-mercury-exposure/index.htm

Compete, free story from
Consumer Rep.

Gut microflora protect against allergies

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/gut-bacteria-protects-against-food-allergies?et_cid=4119668&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from
Biosci. Tech.

How safe are childhood vaccines? Generally excellent


http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/06/26/peds.2014-1079.full.pdf+html

Full, free article, graphs, references from
Pediatrics

Neurophysiology


Small respiratory infections in kids, strokes linked

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/08/20/WNL.0000000000000752

Free abstract from Neurology

Early warning about Alzheimer?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/absolutely-maybe/2014/08/25/alzheimer-disease-how-soon-would-you-want-to-know/

Complete, free blog, links from Sci. Am.


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Physiology this week: Aug. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 14, 2014
Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Physiology this week: Aug. 14-21

Physiological bytes and bits

Bugs: its what's for dinner!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2014/08/19/metamorphosis-changing-perceptions-and-approaches-surrounding-entomophagy/

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

Sodium, potassium excretion, cardiac events


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1311889?query=TOC#t=abstract

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

How pleasant to be Richard III

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/it-was-good-to-be-king-even-in-the-13th-century/81250241/

Complete, free report from
GEN

The empire strikes back: The immune system

How Ebola stops the immune reaction

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/08/study-reveals-how-ebola-blocks-immune-system-0?et_cid=4099471&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Alopecia areata due to cytoxoc T cells

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nm.3645.html

Free abstract from
Nature Med.

Intrathymic B cells help in development of T-regulatory cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/major-new-role-for-b-cells-discovered/81250055/

Full, free essay from
GEN

Finding a safe nut for those with allergies


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/08/bioscience-technology-week-8-safe-nuts-allergy-sufferers?et_cid=4102188&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Free video from
Biosci. Tech.

Diet and nutrition


Gut microbiota manipulate us

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gut-feedings-not-just-gut-feelings-can-influence-our-minds/81250243/

Complete, free report from
GEN

Benefits of coffee


http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=1&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/cad8aae3-28d2-4950-a521-9f05fe439f77

Complete, free video from MSN

Reasons to eat chocolate

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=3&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/38e53490-898d-4165-901e-44ac95f02947

Free show from MSN


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