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Physiology today: Sept. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Updated: Friday, September 12, 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

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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Your best source of physiology news

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 07, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Your best source of physiology news: Aug. 7-14


Neurophysiology


Roots of suicide in these neurons?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/suicide-cells/?WT.mc_id=SA_IDR_20140812

Full, free story, image from
Sci. Am.

Vitamin D and dementia: the evidence


http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/08/06/WNL.0000000000000755.full.pdf+html

Full, free article, graphics, references from Neurology

Gamma waves and astrocytes

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2014/08/11/the-brainwave-that-lets-you-recognize-whats-new-in-the-world/

Full, free blog from
Sci. Am.

Slower brain, greater risk of strokes


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/slowing-brain-functions-linked-increased-risk-stroke-death?et_cid=4090484&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Appetite control area in mouse brain

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/science/a-mouse-switch-turns-off-appetite.html?_r=0

Newspaper article, video

Physiological bits and bytes


Is there a fertility diet

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-diet-and-nutrition-help-you-get-pregnant/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140813

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

Deaths due to heat in the US


http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6331a1.htm?s_cid=mm6331a1_e

Full, free story, graphics, references from MMWR

Metabolic issues


Is uric acid culpable in metabolic syndrome?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/08/new-culprit-identified-metabolic-syndrome-0?et_cid=4090694&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Brown fat fight obesity

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/supercharging-brown-fat-to-battle-obesity/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140812

Full, free article from
Sci. Am.

During hibernation, insulin not effective in grizzlies

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26008-grizzly-bears-become-diabetic-when-they-hibernate.html#.U-PhcdJdXzg

Short, free story from Sci. News



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Mammalian physiology

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 19, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Phantastic physiology: July 31-Aug. 6

Physiological bits and bytes


20 myths about sex

http://www.upworthy.com/20-myths-about-sex-some-about-men-some-about-women-some-silly-some-funny-2-deadly-serious?c=upw1

Free video from
Upworthy

Heat more deadly than cardiac events for runners

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/heat-fells-more-distance-runners-than-do-hearts/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140801

Free transcript, audio file from Sci. Am.

Do mouse inflammatory processes work as in humans?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/same-data-opposite-conclusion-mice-really-are-models-of-human-inflammation/81250198/

Complete, free report from
GEN

Diet and nutrition


What is the true story about spinach? Iron or no?

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/08/06/how-rumors-spread-sloppy-citation-practices

Full, free article, links from Inside Hi. Ed.

Five fruits and veggies v cardiovascular mortality

http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g4490

Full, free article, graphics from BMJ

US kid eating more fruit, no increase in veggies

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm63e0805a1.htm?s_cid=mm63e0805a1_e

Full, free article, charts, references from MMWR


The benefits of MODERATE drinking

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=2&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/f4a4d03e-78f4-1ebd-5c30-d259ea06fa63

Free video from MSN


The worst fast food

http://news.msn.com/us/the-most-unhealthy-meals-at-chain-restaurants

Free slide show from
MSN

Neurophysiology


Glucose control switch found in hypothalamus

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/glucose-%E2%80%9Ccontrol-switch%E2%80%9D-brain-key-both-diabetes-types?et_cid=4075499&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

The brain processing sound

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/scientists-zoom-and-out-brain-processes-sound?et_cid=4076362&et_rid=54713780&location=to

Full, free item, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Consciousness switch found

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Jul-12/263577-lebanese-scientist-finds-consciousness-switch.ashx?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Newsletter#axzz37IgluZDi

Newspaper story


Problems in the brain

How does the brain ignore distractions?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-the-brain-ignores-distractions/?&WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20140702

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Spreading neurodegeneration in Huntington Disease

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40676/title/Neurodegeneration-s-Spread/

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

Alcohol problems in middle age, memory issues later

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/midlife-problem-drinking-doubles-chance-memory-issues?et_cid=4074153&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Physiology this week: July 24-31

Thanks this week to 'net detectives John Waters and Kerrie Hoar

Physiological bits and bytes

Immunity and tattoos

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40565/title/Image-of-the-Day--Inked-in-Injury/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

Anti-HPV vaccination rate rises

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/07/more-us-girls-now-getting-cervical-cancer-vaccine?et_cid=4066549&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Neurophysiology


Astrocytes and memory

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/07/memory-relies-astrocytes?et_cid=4072095&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, video from Biosci. Tech.

Remembering dreams

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-processes-in-the-brain-allow-you-to-remember-dreams/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140725

​Full, free story from
Sci. Am.

Moderate alcohol consumption improves olfaction

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25935-alcohol-improves-your-sense-of-smell--in-moderation.html

Complete, free report from New Sci.

How does addiction start?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/addiction-starts-overcorrection-brain?et_cid=4027965&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Blood dynamics


Fluid dynamics and the anacrotic notch

http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-52338-0_5#page-1

​Chapter from
Biofluid mechanics

Need information on hemodynamic monitoring?

http://intensivecare.hsnet.nsw.gov.au/five/doc/hornsby/haemodynamic_monitoring_LP_2008.pdf

​Free site from Hornsby Ku-Ring-gai Hospital

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.

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Breast milk contains bacteria

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 19, 2013
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E. coli evolve anti-macrophage defenses

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

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Eating healthy is more expensive

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