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Mammalian physiology

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 19, 2013
Updated: 17 hours ago
Phun with physiology: July 17-24
Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Nervous and sensory systems

Substituting light for sound in mice

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/light-could-restore-lost-hearing/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140717

Full, free essay from
Sci. Am.

Olfactory discrimination and Alzheimer development

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/07/bioscience-technology-week-3-sense-smell-linked-alzheimers-disease?et_cid=4061899&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Short, free note, video from
Biosci. Tech.

Brain area for social relationships, time, and space

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/one-brain-area-processes-time-space-and-social-relationships/?&WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20140723

Free, short item, image from
Sci. Am.

Declining synaptic plasticity with age: how?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/in-aging-brain-extracellular-scaffolding-loses-flexibility-memory-deficits-worsen/81250145/

Full, free story from GEN

Physiological bits and bytes

Resetting biological clocks with lipoic acid


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/lipoic-acid-helps-restore-synchronize-%E2%80%9Cbiological-clock%E2%80%9D?et_cid=4054903&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from R&D Mag.

What about vaccines?

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/talking-the-talk-on-vaccines/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HSPH%20Update%20July%202014%20--%20Friends%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release from Harvard Sch. Pub. Health

Diet and nutrition

Coffee--the super drink!

http://longevity.about.com/od/lifelongnutrition/a/coffee_health.htm

Short, free note, links from
About.com

Single shot stops diabetes type II in mice

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/07/one-injection-stops-diabetes-its-tracks?et_cid=4052885&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, video from
Biosci. Tech.

US kids eating more veggies

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db156.pdf

Complete, free report from CDC

Mammalian physiology NOW: July 10-17
Physiological bits and bytes

HIV now found in "Mississippi Baby"


http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2014/Pages/MississippiBabyHIV.aspx

Press release from NIH

Olfactory receptors in the skin

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40463/title/Human-Skin-Can--Smell--Odors/

Full, free report, link to original abstract from
The Scientist

Parkinsonism increases creativity

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/proof-parkinsons-enhances-creativity?et_cid=4048751&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Poor nutrition during mouse pregnancy affects sons' sperm

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40465/title/Gestational-Malnutrition-Affects-Offspring-s-Sperm/

Complete, free report, link to original abstract from The Scientist

Brain activity and giving up cigarettes

http://news.psu.edu/story/318308/2014/06/12/research/neural-reward-response-may-demonstrate-why-quitting-smoking-harder?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=07-10-2014&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release from Penn State Univ.

Circulation

Blood glucose levels v memory


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sugar-may-harm-brain-health/?&WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20140709

Full, free essay from
Sci. Am.

NO increase in venous thromboses with HPV vaccine

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1886177

Free first page, graphic from JAMA

Stroke frequency declining in US population

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1887762

Free abstract from JAMA

Reduced alcohol consumption may improve heart health

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/drinking-alcohol-provides-no-heart-health-benefit?et_cid=4042975&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

The phinest in physiology news: July 3-10

Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Falsifying the autism-vaccination myth: 25 million times

http://www.upworthy.com/it-took-studying-25782500-kids-to-begin-to-undo-the-damage-caused-by-1-doctor?c=upw1

Free graphic presentation from
The Upworthiest

Dream-like state with psilocybin (in "magic mushrooms")

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40426/title/Magic-Mushroom-Dreams/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Missing protein is link between obesity and diabetes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/missing-protein-explains-obesity-diabetes-link?et_cid=4024098&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Low vitamin D and hypertension

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(14)70113-5/fulltext

Full, free article, tables, linked citations, all from Lancet Diab. Endocrin.

Phun with physiology: June 26-July 3

Drinking and eating

The Drunken monkey


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40039/title/Drunks-and-Monkeys/

Full, free review from The Scientist

Why does eating oatmeal keep you feeling full

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2014/06/25/why-oatmeal-keeps-you-full/

Complete, free blog, links from
Sci. Am.

Wilson Disease

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1312190?query=TOC

Brief, free essay, images, video from
New Engl. j. Med.

Zinc deficiency and skin rash

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1312911?query=TOC

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

Physiological bits and bytes

Cool weather increases brown adipose tissue mass


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/how-keeping-cool-could-spur-metabolic-benefits?et_cid=4010983&et_rid=54713780&location=top
 
Complete, free item from
Biosci. Tech.

Does hot weather increase pulled hamstring risk?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-extreme-heat-boost-your-chances-of-pulling-a-hamstring/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140625

Full, free article, links from
Sci. Am.

US asthma rates decline

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/06/asthma-rates-drop-experts-not-breathing-easier?et_cid=4004202&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free item from
R&D Mag.

Ultraviolet light stimulates creation of beta endorphins

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/beta-endorphins-create-sun-tanning-junkies/81250006/

Complete, free report from GEN

THE source of physio. news: June 19-26


Physiological bits and bytes

Running + visual stimuli = improved brain function in mice

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/running-combined-visual-stimuli-restores-brain-function?et_cid=4019951&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Triglycerides, coronary diseases, and APOC3 variations

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1307095?query=pfw#t=articleDiscussion

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

The Empire strikes back: the immune system

Fraud charged in HIV vaccine research


http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/researcher-charged-hiv-vaccine-fraud-case?et_cid=4015144&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free item from
Drug discov. & develop.

CD-8 lymphocytes have a cloak of invisibility!

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/invisibility-cloak-immune-cells?et_cid=4015231&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Just the senses

Why vampire bats have poor gustation

http://www.livescience.com/46504-vampire-bat-bitter-taste-buds.html

Full, free report, links, images from
LiveScience

Retinal sign of endocarditis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1312093?query=TOC

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

Digestion and food

Do carrots improve night vision: WWII propaganda?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-carrots-improve-your-vision/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140627

Full, free article, link from
Sci. Am.

Almonds v heart disease

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

What about Dr. Oz' diet advice?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2014/06/20/an-open-letter-to-dr-oz-youre-cheering-for-the-wrong-team/

Free blog, video from
Sci. Am.

Fecal study: Neanderthalers ate veggies too

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science/2014/06/26/study-fossilized-poop-remains-suggests-neanderthals-ate-their-vegetables/FNitgLQFurHnzFmyYa44EM/story.html

Newspaper story

Your physiology news: June 12-19

The empire strikes back: The immune system

The anti-vaccine movement gets the Daily Show Treatment

http://www.wellsphere.com/hiv-aids-article/anti-vaccine-movement-slammed-by-daily-show-id-doctors-pediatricians-160-happy/2085938

Short, free comment, video from Wellsphere

New flu vaccines to use dog cells, not eggs

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cold-flu/u-s-gets-new-flu-vaccine-n133336

Short, free item from
NBC News

Moderating the immune response


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/06/proliferation-cues-%E2%80%9Cnatural-killer%E2%80%9D-cells-job-change?et_cid=3992237&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from
R&D Mag.

Periodontitis bacteria hamper the work of the neutrophil

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/gum-disease-bacteria-selectively-disarm-immune-system?et_cid=3992478&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Our little hitchhikers

Infestation of pig whipworms may reduce autoimmune risk

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/humans-feel-better-as-the-worm-turns/81249983/

Full, free report from
GEN

Bacteria and heart attacks

http://www.nature.com/news/bacteria-implicated-in-stress-related-heart-attacks-1.15396#b1

Complete, free article, image, list of related stories from
Nature

The healthy microbiome of the skin


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40228/title/Microbes-of-the-Skin/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Physiological bits and bytes

Low blood vitamin D, higher risk of early death

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/breaking-news-low-vitamin-d-may-premature-death-risk?et_cid=3992624&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Canola oil enhanced glycemic control in diabetes mellitus type II

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2014/06/09/dc13-2990.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, graphics, references from
Diab. care

New goals for hemoglobin A1c levels in children with DM type I

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2014/06/09/dc14-1140.full.pdf+html

Complete, free pdf, grafics, references from
Diab. care

Moderate amounts of protein in diet, fewer strokes


http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/06/11/WNL.0000000000000551.abstract

Free abstract from Neurology

Matters neurological

Cognition, sleep, and aging

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/06/sleep-quality-and-duration-improve-cognition-aging-populations?et_cid=4002797&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report, video from
Biosci. Tech.

Higher blood glucose, smaller hippocampus

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sugar-may-harm-brain-health/?&WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20140618

Complete, free story from
Sci. Am.

Storing recent memories cell by cell


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/how-our-brains-store-recent-memories-cell-single-cell?et_cid=4000663&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.


Physiology this week: June 5-12
Thanks this week to 'net detective Gary Heisermann, Krista Rompolski, and Paul Blumstein

Weight-loss and diabetes

10% of US population diabetic

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14/national-diabetes-report-web.pdf

National diabetes statistics report; includes graphics, links


Prevention of Type II diabetes


http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60937-5/fulltext?elsca1=ETOC-LANCET&elsca2=email&elsca3=E24A35F

Free editorial from
Lancet

Saturated fat seems to favor obesity gene expression

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/saturated-fat-may-influence-expression-obesity-genes?et_cid=3977090&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

The diabetes epidemic

http://www.upworthy.com/a-dangerous-disease-is-on-the-rise-and-these-wildly-intelligent-teens-are-here-to-explain-why?c=upw1

Free video from The Upworthiest

Diet

Watercress has the highest nutrient density

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40140/title/Fruits--Vegetables--and-Disease-Risk/

Short, free item, links from
The Scientist

Eating white bread encourages health gut microbiome

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/white-bread-helps-boost-some-gut%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98good%E2%80%99-microbes?et_cid=3990100&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech

Breakfast eating does not affect weight loss


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/weight-loss-not-influenced-breakfast?et_cid=3979558&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Guidance for fish consumption, especially lactating, pregnant women

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm397929.htm

Press release, references from FDA

Exercise

Exercise and intestinal microbiome diversity

http://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2014/04/29/gutjnl-2013-306541

Free abstract from
Gut

Hormone for thermogenesis during exercise affects inflammation


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/fat-burning-hormone-also-cools-inflammation/81249951/

Complete, free report from
GEN

How do short, intense exercise bouts work for your health?


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/06/scientists-unravel-molecular-secret-short-intense-workouts?et_cid=3979336&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Physiological bits and bytes

Vertigo: Want to know more?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/streams-of-consciousness/2014/05/12/what-is-vertigo-video/

Free audio file from
Sci. Am.

Pollution and heart 
arrhythmia

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27695106

Full, free item, links from
BBC News

Want to know about those who live a long time?

http://www.grg.org/

Website

Anaplasmosis: widespread pathology in humans

http://www.centralmaine.com/2014/02/16/anaplasmosis__maine_s_other_tick-borne_disease_/

Newspaper story

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Early exposure to allergens may reduce later allergy risk

http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(14)00593-4/fulltext

Free, full article, graphics, linked citations from
J. allergy clin. immunol.

Immune pathway turns on thermogenic brown adipose tissue


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40147/title/Activating-Beige-Fat/

Complete, free story, references from
The Scientist

Patches on skin due to an autoimmune disease


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1311170?query=TOC

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

Today in physiology: May 29-June 5

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Delaying vaccinations is not safe

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/delaying-vaccines-increases-risks-with-no-added-benefits/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140602

Complete, free article, link from
Sci. Am.

This antibody blocks pain and itch sensations


http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/05/one-molecule-blocks-both-pain-and-itching?et_cid=3957453&et_rid=54713780&location=top


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

Gerald Edelman: Immunity, neurology researcher dies

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40065/title/Immunology-and-Neurology-Pioneer-Dies/

Short, free item from The Scientist

Drug resistant HIV arises more quickly in children

http://www.dailyrx.com/hiv-children-more-likely-become-drug-resistant-other-people

Full, free story, video from
DailyRx.com

Physiological bits and bytes

The penis' microbiome

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40092/title/Parsing-the-Penis-Microbiome/

Full, free story, image, link from
The Scientist

Why do those with cystic fibrosis often develop diabetes mellitus?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/cystic-fibrosis-diabetes-link-explained?et_cid=3972763&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Large study: blood pressure and 12 cardiovascular diseases


http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60685-1/abstract

Free abstract from
Lancet

Melatonin increases bone strength in older rats


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140526130643.htm

Free, full report from
Sci. Daily

The nervous system

Leptin, weight control, and the astrocytes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/extra-lever-found-for-leptin-s-hunger-blocking-action/81249933/

Full, free item, image from
GEN

Dopaminergic neuron loss and aging


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/scientists-id-metabolic-link-between-aging-parkinson%E2%80%99s?et_cid=3968952&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from
Biosci. Tech.

Neurons in prefrontal cortex and depression in mice


http://www.nature.com/news/depressed-mice-have-excitable-neurons-1.15305

Complete, free article, references from
Nature

Ketoacidosis and gray matter reduction in DM I children


http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/37/6/1554.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, graphics, references from
Diab. Care

Early learning favors long-term neuron survival

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/learning-early-life-may-help-keep-brain-cells-alive?et_cid=3964356&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

The senses

Tricking those intestinal sweet detectors

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/your-intestines-can-taste-sugar/

Full, free story from
Sci. Am.

How does that inhibition work around the photoreceptors?


http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001864

Complete, free article, image, linked citations from PLoS Bio.

Spontaneous, rhythmic electric bursts from cochlea teach brain

http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2014/Pages/pitt-study-inner-ear-electrical-actvitiy-coaches-brain.aspx

Press release from Univ. Pitt.

Diet and nutrition

Gut microbiota and human body weight


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-gut-bacteria-help-make-us-fat-and-thin/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140527

Full, free story from
Sci. Am.

What's for breakfast: website wants to know academic breakfasts


http://academic-breakfast.tumblr.com/

Add your picture and information

Phun with physiology: May 22-29

Physiological bits and bytes

Parathyroid dysfunction, bone resorption

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1308814?query=TOC

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

The placental microbiome

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/21/us-science-placenta-idINKBN0E11SG20140521

Full, free essay from
Reuters

More of moms' microbiome

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40038/title/The-Maternal-Microbiome/

Complete, free story, links from The Scientist

The empire strikes back: The immune system

How T cells decide to engage the enemy


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/05/researchers-discover-immune-system%E2%80%99s-rules-engagement?et_cid=3955312&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free item, image from Biosci. Tech.

Vitamin E in some plant oils may cause inflammation, asthma

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/vitamin-e-canola-and-other-oils-hurts-lungs?et_cid=3953076&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from Biosci. Tech.

The nervous system and senses

The third type of retinal photoreceptor

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/biologists-identify-new-neural-pathway-eyes-aids-vision?et_cid=3955276&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Pig oviducts can detect X v. Y sperm

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/15/293

Complete, free article, graphics, linked citations from
BMC Genomics

Blocking pain, extending life?


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/breaking-news-blocked-pain-receptor-extends-mice-lifespan?et_cid=3954865&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free report from Biosci. Tech.

This week in physiology: May 15-22

The microbiomes

Normal microbiome in lungs may may maintain respiratory health


http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/lung-microbes-keep-mice-breathing-easy/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140515

Short, free, item, audio file from
Sci. Am.

Vaginal microbes

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40006/title/Characterizing-the--Healthy--Vagina/

Full, free report from
The Scientist

The paleo diet and our microbiome


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/testing-paleo-diet-hypothesis-test-tube?et_cid=3951100&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Anti-viral interferons from neurons


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39781/title/Long-Distance-Call/

Short, free story, image, link to original abstract, all from
The Scientist

Binge drinking v immune system

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/single-episode-binge-drinking-linked-gut-leakage-and-immune-system-effects?et_cid=3942565&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Circulation

Higher cholesterol, lower fertility in humans

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/breaking-news-high-cholesterol-linked-lower-fertility?et_cid=3950834&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Blood profile in mothers with potential preterm birth


http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0096901

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

Atrial fibrillation and exercise in men


http://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2014/03/25/heartjnl-2013-305304

Free abstract from Heart

Physiological bits and bytes

Urine is not sterile

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/study-debunks-common-myth-urine-sterile?et_cid=3948723&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Is your child's breakfast cereal on the "Wall of shame?"


http://www.ewg.org/research/childrens-cereals

Free graphic, explanation from the website

Physiology this week: May 8-15

Physiological bits and bytes

Why do people yawn?


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/yawning-cool-brain?et_cid=3924946&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Longer, healthier lives after Black Death

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0096513;jsessionid=71CC19408CDB6DB528334009851F44F7

Complete, free article, graphics, linked citations from
PLoS One

Slowing T-cells treating asthma

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/researchers-find-new-molecule-treat-asthma?et_cid=3938100&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from Biosci Tech.


The senses and nervous systems

What lives on your eyes?


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39945/title/Visualizing-the-Ocular-Microbiome/

Full, free report, links from
The Scientist

What is vertigo?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/streams-of-consciousness/2014/05/12/what-is-vertigo-video/

Free, short note, video from
Sci. Am.

Exercises causes increased neurogenesis in the hippocampus


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39915/title/Exercise-Can-Erase-Memories/

Full, free report, image, link to original abstract from The Scientist


Diet and digestive system

What about your digestive system's microbiome?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/oscillator/2014/05/12/which-bacteria-are-in-my-poop-it-depends-where-you-look/

Full, free blog from
Sci. Am.

Eat your veggies, reduce stroke risk!


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/breaking-news-high-produce-diet-cuts-stroke-risk?et_cid=3929864&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Gluten-free mom, lower risk of Type I diabetes in mice


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/gluten-free-diet-reduces-diabetes-risk-mice?et_cid=3929451&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.


The best in physiology news: May 1-8

The empire strikes back against infectious diseases

HIV can hide in memory T cells--new therapy approach?

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/04/stem-cells-hide-hiv-may-bring-new-therapies?et_cid=3913016&et_rid=54713780&type=headline


Full, free report, image, link to original article, all from
Drug discov. & develop.

Carbon monoxide prevents damaging inflammation in seals

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/elephant-seals-reveal-anti-inflammatory-secrets-of-carbon-monoxide/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140502

Complete, free essay from
Sci. Am.

The physics of droplets from sneezing

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/snot-clouds-achieve-unexpected-buoyancy/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140430

Free audio file from
Sci. Am.

Prevention

Blood infusion from younger mice to older reverses aging

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140504-swapping-young-blood-for-old-reverses-aging/

Complete, free report from
Nat'l. Geo.

Six simple ways to reduce premature deaths


http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2814%2960616-4/abstract

Free summary from
Lancet

Whey v diabetes and heart disease in the obese

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/whey-beneficially-affects-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-obese-adults?et_cid=3914034&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Short, free item from Biosci. Tech.


Platelet activation factor discovered

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/05/research-team-finds-key-blood-clotting?et_cid=3916132&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from
Drug discov. & develop.

Nerves and senses

Wine taste and the trigeminal nerve

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/when-wine-hits-right-nerve?et_cid=3922523&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Body scents and sexual arousal

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/human-sexual-responses-boosted-by-bodily-scents/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140505

Full, free story, link to original abstract, all from
Sci. Am.

Light detection in the blind?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-blind-people-detect-light/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140505

Complete, free report from
Sci. Am.

Starburst amacrine cells and the detection of motion


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/online-gamers-help-crack-mystery-of-how-eyes-sense-motion/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140505

Full, free article, video from
Sci. Am.

Physiological bits and bytes

Heart rate variability and exercise


http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/04/15/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.005361.abstract

Free abstract from
Circulation

Have you checked out this month's
FASEB J?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/4.toc

Free abstracts

The importance of zinc in mother's milk

http://news.psu.edu/story/313791/2014/04/29/research/key-factor-neonatal-zinc-deficiency-may-impact-lactation-and-breast?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=05-01-2014&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release from Penn State


Phyne physiology: April 24-May 1
Thanks to 'net detective Gary Heisermann
The empire strikes back: The immune system

700,000 lives saved: immunizations

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0424-immunization-program.html

Press release, links from CDC


Inflammation and Alzheimer


http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229662.600-how-ailing-bodies-hasten-the-progress-of-alzheimers.html

Full, free story, links from
New Sci.

How can we prevent food allergies?


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2014/04/23/preventing-food-allergies-finding-the-why-behind-the-when/

Complete, free article, links from
Sci. Am.

Found: new site on HIV for antibody attack

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/04/researchers-find-new-hiv-target?et_cid=3902841&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Diabetes

Type II diabetes and faster aging of the brain

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/diabetes-linked-accelerated-brain-aging?et_cid=3911360&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Drop in blood glucose levels in diabetics and heart rhythm problems


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/dipping-blood-sugars-cause-surprisingly-irregular-heart-rhythms-diabetics?et_cid=3908817&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Abnormal glucagon levels in Type I diabetes


http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/25/dc13-2612

Free abstract from
Diabetes Care

Physiological bits and bytes

How is it that obesity reduces male fertility?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/study-of-seipin-protein-clarifies-role-of-body-fat-in-male-infertility/81249799/

Full, free essay from
GEN

Shivering and brown fat


http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/shivering-activates-brown-fat/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140207

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

Some factors related to women's fertility

http://living.msn.com/family-parenting/raising-kids/7-facts-you-didnt-know-about-infertility

Full, free item from MSN

The nervous system and the senses

Men's scent may be confounding factor in rodent research


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/scent-man?et_cid=3908817&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Sleeping: cleaning the brain?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-sleep-protects-the-brain/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140428

Free graphic explanation from
Sci. Am.

Million neurons for one thought

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=76213

Free video file from NSF

Fiber and health

Dietary fiber influences feeding center in hypothalamus

http://www.nature.com/news/dietary-fibre-acts-on-brain-to-suppress-appetite-1.15127

Full, free article, linked citations from
Nature

Fiber v heart disease

http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g2659

Full, free report from, graphics, linked citations from
BMJ

More diet and nutrition

What is the most protein your body absorb?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-much-protein-can-the-body-absorb/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140429

Free audio file from
Sci. Am.

Seven servings of vegetables or more daily, longer life


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/04/eat-more-vegetables-live-longer-life?et_cid=3899971&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Tastes just like chicken? Bugs for dinner

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/30-seconds-to-know/are-bugs-headed-grocery-store-near-you-n91856

Free video from
MSN

Was that lipid/heart study misleading?

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/2014/03/19/dietary-fat-and-heart-disease-study-is-seriously-misleading/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Nutrition%20Source%20-%20April%202014%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release, links from Harvard/Pub. Health


Physiology this week: April 17-24
Thanks to 'net detective Andrew Petto and Kelleen Flaherty

Food and metabolism

What if natural foods also listed their ingredients?

http://io9.com/what-if-natural-products-came-with-a-list-of-ingredient-1503320184

From website


US diabetes/pre-diabetes increase 2X in last 20 years


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/diabetes-cases-nearly-doubled-over-past-two-decades?et_cid=3887206&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Rate of complications due to diabetes drop

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/health/diabetes-complications-show-sharp-decline-report-finds.html?_r=0

Newspaper story


Scurvy among the conquistadors


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140415-columbus-crew-town-scurvy-science/#close-modal

Full, free story from
Nat. Geo.

Eat less, live long: why did it evolve?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hunger-gains-a-new-idea-of-why-eating-less-increases-life-span/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140415

Full, free essay from
Sci. Am.

Physiological bits and bytes

Vaccinations are safer than the disease

http://www.upworthy.com/that-one-time-a-cartoon-punched-fake-science-in-the-face-with-actual-facts?c=upw1

Free animation from
Upworthiest

REM sleep behavior disorder and neurodegenerative diseases

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/breaking-news-sleep-disorder-linked-brain-diseases?et_cid=3896604&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Free report from
Bioscience

Loud noises and hearing loss


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2014/04/14/just-1-rock-concert-or-football-game-may-cause-permanent-hearing-damage/

Full, free report from
Sci. Am.
.

Phine physiology: April 10-17

Senses and the nervous system


Auditory processing in the neuron

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/how-nerve-cells-flexibly-adapt-acoustic-signals?et_cid=3878834&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, image from
Biosci. Tech.

How do Merkel cells work?


http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13250.html

Free short article, linked citations from
Nature

Finding that face in the crowd: how the brain does it

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/04/how-brain-pays-attention?et_cid=3878834&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, video from Biosci. Tech.

What about human pheromones?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-human-pheromones-real/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140410

Full, free essay from
Sci. Am.

New smells during sleep can disrupt consolidation of older smell memories


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39669/title/Smelling-While-Sleeping-Hurts-Memory-Consolidation/

Short, free note, link from The Scientist

Physiological bits and bytes

Fatty liver disease, type II diabetes, and atherosclerosis

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/EASL/45215

Free note from
MedPage Today

Rise, shine, and thrive


http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/2272d33b-392a-c51e-aa10-7c7360c602b5

Free video from
MSN

Is chocolate better than carob?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/carob-versus-chocolate/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140408

Free, short note, audio file from Sci. Am.

Umbilical cord stem cells and lupus

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Rheumatology/Lupus/45205

Complete, free item from MedPage Today


Important physiology news: April 3-10
Senses and the nervous system

Reviewing the neurosciences meeting in Boston

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/04/08/brains-in-boston-weekend-recap-of-cognitive-neuroscience-societys-annual-meeting/

Full, free collection of summaries from
Sci. Am.

Looking into the mechanisms of light touch reception


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/molecular-cellular-secrets-of-soft-touch-revealed/81249716/

Full, free story from
GEN

Where does ALS come from?

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/275082.php

Full, free story, image from Medical news today

Nutrients

Blood glucose levels and sleep apnea


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/sleep-apnea-linked-blood-sugar-
levels?et_cid=3862547&et_rid=54713780&location=top


Complete, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Caloric restriction and longevity in monkeys


http://www.nature.com/news/monkeys-that-cut-calories-live-longer-1.14963

Full, free article, image, linked citations from Nature

Physiology phun: March 27-April 3
Physiological bits and bytes

Eat your veggies, live longer

http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2014/03/03/jech-2013-203500.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, tables, references from J. Epidem. Comm. Health

Fluid in bones allows them to be more flexible


http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/bone-citrate-goo/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140328

Short, free audio file, link from Sci. Am.

Newborn with severe thyroid problem


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1308956?query=TOC

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

Brain synchrony in dance partners

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39584/title/Ballroom-Brainwaves/

Complete, free article, links from The Scientist

Is this person normal?

Peak exercise recommendations should be different men v women


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/heart-responds-differently-exercise-men-women?et_cid=3848887&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Have you seen the new blood pressure guidelines?

http://corporate.dukemedicine.org/news_and_publications/news_office/news/news_and_publications/news_office/news/relaxed-blood-pressure-guidelines-cut-millions-from-needing-medication

Press release from Duke Med.

Blood chemistry

Study: Preteens with high cholesterol

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/study-finds-many-preteens-have-high-cholesterol?et_cid=3851282&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, link from Biosci. Tech.

Seasonal variation in blood cholesterol--large study in humans


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/cholesterol-levels-vary-season-worsen-colder-months?et_cid=3848887&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Correction in fatty acid analysis


http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1846638

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.


Glucose, Hemoglobin A1c, and cardiovascular risk

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1852370

Free abstract from JAMA

The best in physiology news: March 20-27
Thanks this week to 'net detective Murray Jensen and Andrew Petto

Physiological bits and bytes

What are the core physiology principles?


http://advan.physiology.org/content/35/4/336.full.pdf+html

Full, free article, tables, references from Advan. physiol. ed.

Color vision in primates and shrimps

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/2014/03/20/shrimp_v_human/

Full, free blog, image, link from Sci. Am
.

Humans can discriminate between possibly a trillion odors


http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/20/us-science-nose-idUSBREA2J1VO20140320

Full, free item from Reuters

The empire strikes back: the immune system

The immune system and blood transfusions


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2265/

Full, free entry from the NCBI Bookshelf

Vitamin A prenatally boosts immune system


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39505/title/Vitamin-A-s-Influence-on-Immunity/

Complete, free essay, image, links, reference from The Scientist

Uric acid receptor on immune cells

http://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/short/article/31419/

Press release from Tech, Univ. Munchen


Your source of physiology news: March 13-20
​Thanks this week to 'net detectives Pat Bowne and Daniel Brouse

Diet, drinks, and health

Why eating dark chocolate (yum) is healthy

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/breaking-news-dark-chocolate-health-mystery-solved?et_cid=3830433&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story, link from Biosci. Tech.

What about hangovers?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-search-of-a-cure-for-the-dreaded-hangover/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140318

Complete, free essay, links from Sci. Am

Lactase persistence in Africa


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39420/title/Origins-of-Lactase-Persistence-in-Africa/

Full, free article, links, reference from The Scientist

Fats in diet and heart health

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1846638

Free abstract from
Ann. Int. Med.


Physiological bits and bytes

The regulation of forgetting


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/breaking-news-forgetting-actively-regulated?et_cid=3821077&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Nanopores in organ of Corti and selective listening

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/03/nanopores-control-inner-ear%E2%80%99s-ability-select-sounds?et_cid=3829634&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Magnesium and electrical status


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24282915

Free abstract from Pub Med.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Probable woman to woman HIV transmission


http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6310a1.htm?s_cid=mm6310a1_e

Full, free article, references from
MMWR

Blocking that interleukin might save brain cells after strokes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/halting-immune-response-could-save-brain-cells-after-stroke?et_cid=3823818&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Host defense and microflora


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2956528/

Free abstract from Nat'l. Lib. Med.


Phun with physiology: March 6-13
Thanks to 'net detectives Andrew Petto, Linda Moussakova, and Pat Bowne

HIV/AIDS
The hunt for patient zero in the HIV epidemics

http://www.upworthy.com/aids-has-killed-almost-36-million-people-but-i-bet-youve-never-heard-the-real-origin-story-2?c=upw1

Free audio file from Upworthy

Has a second child been cleared of HIV?


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/05/hiv-baby-cure/6081221/

Newspaper story

The empire strikes back: The immune system

T lymphocytes at the beginning of an infection

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/first-moments-infection-division-and-decision?et_cid=3810082&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.Ux8-TdJdXzg

Full, free item, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Information on MMR vaccine was ineffective for anti-vaccine parents

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/04/285580969/when-it-comes-to-vaccines-science-can-run-into-a-brick-wall

Full, free audio file from NPR

Do those 'flu shots for kids really make any difference?

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6309a1.htm?s_cid=mm6309a1_e

Complete, free article, graphs, references from MMWR

Newborn with lupus

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1307809?query=TOC

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

Circulation

Calcium ions and heart contractions

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2010/bcr.08.2009.2216.full

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

Vitmain D3 v LDL's

http://journals.lww.com/menopausejournal/Abstract/publishahead/Calcium_vitamin_D_supplementation,_serum.98418.aspx

Free abstract from Menopause

Orange light and the circadian rhythm

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25195-a-burst-of-orange-light-wakes-up-our-circadian-eye.html

Full, free story, links from New Sci.

Physiological bits and bytes

World records for different types of apnea

http://www.aidainternational.org/competitive/worlds-records

Complete table from AIDA

Thyroid disorder younger, more need for insulin in Type II diabetes


http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2014/Mar/prior-thyroid-disease-linked-to-early-insulin-therapy-in-type-2-diabetes-99390271.html

Free website, links from Diabetes.co.UK

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Breast milk contains bacteria

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 19, 2013
Full, free blog, image from Sci. Am.

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E. coli evolve anti-macrophage defenses

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 19, 2013

Complete, free item, image, reference from The Scientist.

Physiological bits and bytes

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Eating healthy is more expensive

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 19, 2013
Full, free story, links video from Huffington Post

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Aging in various species

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 19, 2013
Free essay from Sci. Am.

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