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Your physiology: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 26, 2015
Updated: 11 hours ago

Your physiology: Feb. 26-March 5

Thanks to 'net detective Erin O'Loughlin

The empire strikes back: the immune system

How does adaptive immunity develop in humans and mice?

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

Complete, free report, reference from The Scientist

Food emulsifiers and gut inflammation in mice

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

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

The need to vaccinate

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

Newspaper story

Physiological bits and bytes

Performing daily tasks and heart attack risk

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

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

New mortality predictions thru stress test results

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

Complete free report from Biosci. Tech.

Articles on aging process

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

Free liked collection from The Scientist

Vision topics

Cats rely on vision more than olfaction in food search

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

Full, free blog, links from Science 2.0

Humans seeing in infrared

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

Full, free story from The Scientist


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We need physiology: Feb. 19-26

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

We need physiology: Feb. 19-26

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Helper T cells and inflammation

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

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

An inflammatory chemical, obesity and Type II diabetes

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

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Early peanut exposure and peanut allergy

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

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

How exercise/fasting limit inflammation

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

Complete, free report from New Sci.

Physiological bits and bytes

Oxytocin v drunken staggering

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

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.


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The new dawn of physiology: Feb. 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015

The new dawn of physiology: Feb. 12-19

Acknowledging 'net detective Pat Bowne

Diet and the brain

The junk food brain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/junk-diet-rewires-rat-brains/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150211

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

Marijuana and the munchies in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42188/title/Neuroscience-of-Marijuana-Munchies/

Full, free essay, reference from The Scientist

Other food topics

Around the world in diets

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2015/02/17/the-world-on-a-plate-a-look-at-diets-around-the-globe/

Full, free article, images, link from Sci. Am.

Simple dietary change beneficial

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2118594

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Does coconut oil raise cholesterol?

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/how-does-coconut-oil-affect-cholesterol

Complete, free report, links, references from Nutrition Diva

New guidelines on cholesterol intake

http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015-BINDER/meeting7/docs/DGAC-Meeting-7-SC-1.pdf

Full, free Dietary Guidelines... to download

Physiological bits and bytes

Seven years of postmenopausal hot flashes for some

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2110996

Free abstract from JAMA Int. Med.

Myxedema

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1403210?query=TOC

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

Hemoglobin, chloride, and bicarbonate

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9172390

Free abstract from Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A Physiol.

How hot pepper's capsaicin reduces pain

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42153/title/How-Hot-Peppers-Can-Ease-Pain/

Full, free essay, link to abstract from The Scientist

The empire strikes back: the immune system

B-reg. lymphocytes stimulated by gut bacteria

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41970/title/B-Cell-Bosses/

Full, free, story, images, link to abstract from The Scientist


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Since you asked: physiology: Feb. 5-12

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

Since you asked: physiology: Feb. 5-12

Thanks to 'net detective Michelle Grimes

Neurobiology

Amazing innate skills: savants

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post/genetic-memory-how-we-know-things-we-never-learned/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150204

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Low serotonin and social stress in mice

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/serotonin-deficient-brains-more-vulnerable-social-stress?et_cid=4408204&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Religion and neuroscience

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/amc337/category/uncategorized/

Free blog, images from Georgetown U.

Diet and metabolism

Cooked food made these mice heavier

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/unlocking-fat?et_cid=4401351&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2015/02/09/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-americas-greatest-health-risk-of-2015/

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

Obesity v fertility

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/impact-obesity-fertility-can-be-reversed?et_cid=4408204&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Alcohol

Mortality and moderate alcohol: age cohort analysis

http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h384

Complete, free report, charts, linked citations from BMJ

Red wine/grape juice may burn fat off

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/02/another-reason-drink-wine-it-could-help-you-burn-fat?et_cid=4402682&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from R&D Mag.

The empire strikes back: the immune system

What are some myths about the measles vaccine?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/7-myths-about-measles-vaccine?et_cid=4400801&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Lecturer criticized for saying vaccines harmful

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/queens-instructor-teaches-that-vaccines-are-harmful-students-say/article22787198/?cmpid=rss1

Full, free newspaper article

Physiological bits and bytes

Blood clot

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42138/title/Image-of-the-Day--Clot-Capture/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Life expectancy increasing worldwide: why?

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60569-9/fulltext?elsca1=US_newsletter&elsca2=newsletter

Free summary from Lancet


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The best: physiology news: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The best: physiology news: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Thanks this week to 'net detectives A.J. Petto and Tom Lehman

What you eat and drink

Early puberty in girls--sugary drinks to blame?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26868-do-sugary-drinks-trigger-early-puberty-in-girls.html

Complete, free report, links, reference from New Sci.

Healthy diet, lower COPD risk

http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h286

Free abstract from BMJ

Compulsive sugar consumption in mice

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/decoding-sugar-addiction?et_cid=4389680&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Long life

Modern drinking healthy for some

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/02/why-moderate-drinking-might-be-healthy-some?et_cid=4394547&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Moderate jogging better than sedentary and vigorous

http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleID=2108914

Free abstract, audio file from J. Am. Col. Cardiol.

Physiological bits and bytes

Face blindness

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/02/face-blindness-predicted-structural-differences-brain?et_cid=4395211&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Cardiac arrhythmias, Beethoven, and musical masterpieces

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/02/beethoven%E2%80%99s-arrhythmias-likely-inspired-some-his-masterpieces?et_cid=4396876&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report, links from Biosic. Tech.

Anesthesia and hypothermia

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hypothermia-found-to-be-common-during-anesthesia-increasing-need-for-transfusion/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150129

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

The empire strikes back: measles

Measles epidemic hits campuses

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/02/measles-outbreak-raises-issues-colleges#disqus_thread

Complete, free report, links from Inside Hi. Ed.

Governor: Parents should have some choice for vaccination

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/gops-christie-parents-should-have-choice-vaccinations?et_cid=4394477&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

The politics of vaccination

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/us/politics/measles-proves-delicate-issue-to-gop-field.html?_r=0

Newspaper story, video, graphics

The anti-vaccine crowd

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-disneyland-measles-and-madness.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

Newspaper story

Immunity but mostly no measles

How booster shots help

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/how-immune-cells-hone-skills-fight-disease?et_cid=4394593&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Pseudo-allergies to drugs: how does that work?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/02/allergic-drug-reactions-traced-single-protein?et_cid=4397296&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

The immune system: made, not so much born

http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674%2814%2901590-6

Free summary, graphics from Cell

Skin

The sunburned whale

http://news.discovery.com/animals/whales-dolphins/mystery-of-baleen-whales-hearing-may-be-solved-150129.htm

Full, free story, image, video from Discovery



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Modern physiology: Jan 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Modern physiology: Jan 22-29

Thanks to Volha Minich

Physiological bits and bytes

Why pulling an all nighter does not work

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/why-all-nighters-dont-work?et_cid=4382027&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

How does the circadian clock work?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/clock-genes-how-mammals-tell-time-video/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150126

Full, free essay, video from Sci. Am.

Does drinking milk cause osteoporosis? No.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-milk-bad-for-your-bones/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150121

Full, free audio file from Sci. Am.

Metabolism

Glycogen metabolism mystery solved

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/researchers-solve-metabolic-mystery-lending-insight-lafora-disease?et_cid=4382185&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

IVF mice differ metabolically from others

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25211591

Free abstract from Endocrinology

Muscle cramps

What causes muscle cramps?

http://highfive.co.uk/high5-faster-and-further/cramp

Complete, free report, references from High 5 Sports Nutr.

Types of muscle cramps

http://www.medicinenet.com/muscle_cramps/page3.htm

Short note, links from Medicinenet

Circulation

Hemophilia research in dogs

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-the-fight-against-haemophilia-dogs-are-a-weapon/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150120

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Deep diving mammals and heart arrhythmias

http://news.ucsc.edu/2015/01/dive-response.html

Press release from U. Cal./SC

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Jean Lindemann, co-discoverer of interferon dies

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41985/title/Interferon-Discoverer-Dies/

Full, free obituary, links from The Scientist

Brain inflammation and depression

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/inflamed-brain-is-a-depressed-brain/81250856/

Complete, free report, images from GEN

Digestive system health and immunity

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/how-immune-system-promotes-digestive-health?et_cid=4378696&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.


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Beastly physiology: Jan. 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 15, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Beastly physiology: Jan. 15-22

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Temperature control

Lower nose temperature, colds more likely

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/01/red-hot-coverage-study-%E2%80%9Ccold-noses-cause-colds?et_cid=4365166&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Zebra's stripes serve in thermoregulation

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/explanation-why-zebras-have-stripes-just-got-more-complicated-n286246

Complete, free report, graphic from NBC News

Diet

Healthy diet = healthy endothelium

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2014/12/31/jn.114.201236.abstrac

Full, free article, references from J. Nutrit.

Hypothalamus, insulin, leptin, and brown fat conversion

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41912/title/Brain-s-Role-in-Browning-White-Fat/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Metabolic "gridlock" in overeating

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2015/01/21/how-overeating-may-contribute-to-a-metabolic-traffic-jam/

Full, free blog, link to original abstract from Sci. Am.

"Sneaky" foods can add fat

http://dietadvice.about.com/od/dining-out-advice/fl/Hungry-Girl-Chews-amp-Donts-Surprisingly-Fattening-Foods.htm

Complete, free report from About Health

Physiological bits and bytes

Sedentary life-style and mortality

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2091327

Free abstract of meta-study from Ann. Int. Med.

Predicting health risks based on blood type

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/health/2015/01/19/blood-type-predict-health-risks/21992377/

Short, free item from WTSP

Six heart healthy habits for women

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/6-steps-to-women-s-heart-health/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150116

Free audio file, link from Sci. Am.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Pathway for initiating allergic asthma

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/new-cellular-pathway-triggering-allergic-asthma-response-identified?et_cid=4372578&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Twin study: immune system variation and environment

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/immune-system-variation-is-more-nurture-less-nature/81250816/

Full, free essay from GEN

The boosted helper T cell and immunopathy

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41901/title/Inflammation-Overdrive/

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

Block immune response, stop Type I diabetes in mice

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/scientists-prevent-type-1-diabetes-development-in-mice/81250830/

Full, free item from GEN


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Phinest physiology: Jan. 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 08, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Phinest physiology: Jan. 8-15

The Empire strikes back: the immune response

Macrophages, inflammation, and control

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/cellular-backpacks-attach-white-blood-cells-targeting-inflammation?et_cid=4355045&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Chemical helps fight flu virus, part of sleep response too

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/01/scientists-find-brain-protein-aids-influenza-recovery?et_cid=4359172&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Nicotine vaccine

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/scientists-design-nicotine-vaccine?et_cid=4361811&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Neurophysiology

Facial trauma in a person with Christmas disease

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2014-203790.full

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

Trimming the tree of memory: erasing the useless

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2015/01/human-brain-keeps-memories-tidy-pruning-inaccurate-ones?et_cid=4359172&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, video from Biosci. Tech.

Enjoy exercise? This is the brain area involved

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/A-Brain-Area-Required-for-Exercise-Motivation/biotechniques-353778.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=b6f15dfe42-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-b6f15dfe42-87291326#.VK_-otLF_TQ

Full, free essay, image, reference from BioTechniq.

New insights into mammalian olfaction

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/what-nose-knows?et_cid=4361418&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Better naps, better memory development

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-napping-infants-remember-20150113-story.html

Full, free newspaper story

Physiological bits and bytes

Fact and fallacy: some truth about a few drinks

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/drink-up-discern-fact-from-fiction-for-popular-health-beverages/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150113

Short, free item from Sci. Am.

Fat chance: what's the news about dietary lipids?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/get-the-new-skinny-on-dietary-fat/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150113

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.


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About physiology: Jan. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, January 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

About physiology: Jan. 1-8

Physiological bits and bytes

Humans can never see IR light unaided. Right? Wrong

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/human-eye-sometimes-sees-the-unseeable/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150107

Free audio file, link from Sci. Am.

Stress and the immune response

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41708/title/Stress-Fractures/

Complete, free report, image, linked citations from The Scientist

Adipocytes v microbes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/adipocytes-found-to-produce-antimicrobial-peptides/81250761/

Full, free essay from GEN

Metabolism

Changes in brain metabolism with bipolar disorder

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/metabolic-changes-reveal-brain-differences-bipolar-disorder?et_cid=4352081&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Circadian rhythm and the metabolism

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/01/body-clock-protects-metabolic-health?et_cid=4351901&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from R&D Mag.

Diet and weight

Low birth weight predictive of Type II diabetes later

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/study-ids-risk-factors-linking-low-birthweight-diabetes?et_cid=4350385&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, graphic from Biosci. Tech.

Which is the most highly-rated diet?

http://health.usnews.com/best-diet

Full, free essay, links from US News and World Rep.

What do neuropods have to do with eating too much?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/researchers-map-direct-gut-brain-connection?et_cid=4352081&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.

Eating whole grains v mortality

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2087877

Free abstract from JAMA Int. Med.


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Simply the best in physiology news: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 26, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Simply the best in physiology news: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Blood

Update your information on hemophilia

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/special-report-the-new-science-of-haemophilia/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Type AB blood linked to more frequent cognitive decline

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/blood-type-matters-for-brain-health/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20141224

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Neurobiology

Exercise v memories

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

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

Reading and the brain

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/12/reading-leaves-dramatic-imprint-brain?et_cid=4340158&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

The neuroscience of nostalgia

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/frontiers-for-young-minds/2014/12/23/its-beginning-to-smell-a-lot-like-christmas-the-neuroscience-of-our-nostalgia/

Full, free story, images, references from Sci. Am.

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