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Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 19, 2013
Updated: 20 minutes ago
Phyne physiology: April 24-May 1
Thanks to 'net detective Gary Heisermann
The empire strikes back: The immune system

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.

Physiological bits and bytes

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

Diet and nutrition

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.

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


Your best source of physiology news: Feb. 27-March 6
Thanks this week to 'net detectives Brian Salisbury and Tom Lehman
Physiological bits and bytes

Viagra improves high altitude performance in exercise

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/06/060624120556.htm

Full, free item from Sci. Daily

Editing memories


http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/edited-memories/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140303

Free audio file from
Sci. Am.

Exchange activities: implications to sodium in our kidneys


http://ajpregu.physiology.org/content/early/2014/01/06/ajpregu.00363.2013

Free abstract from Am. j. Physio.

Hysterectomy and diabetes

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/hysterectomy-and-ovary-removal-linked-to-diabetes/article/335735/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=8057883&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=122294992&spReportId=MTIyMjk0OTkyS0

Short, free item from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Advances in understanding liver metabolism

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/liver-metabolism-study-could-help-patients-awaiting-transplants?et_cid=3802736&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UxY4pdJdXzg

Free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Table of contents for the month's
FASEB J.

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/3.toc.pdf

Lots of food

Did your diet fail?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2014/03/03/book-review-the-diet-fix-why-diets-fail-and-how-to-make-yours-work/

Complete, free book review from Sci. Am.

High calorie diet v ALS

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/high-calorie-feeding-may-slow-progression-als?et_cid=3796303&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UxTtYdJdXzg

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.


Leptin, obesity, and MS?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/breaking-news-do-obesity-birth-control-pills-ms-risk?et_cid=3794265&et_rid=54713780&type=headline#.UxCZw9JdXzg

Complete, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Diet: scraps and bytes

Mimic caloric restriction, provide longer life

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/compound-that-may-mimic-calorie-restriction-extends-life-span-in-mice/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140303

Full, free article, links from Sci. Am.

Why should trans-fats be banned?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientific-case-for-banning-trans-fats/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140225

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

What did they eat 1000 years ago?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/1000-year-old-teeth-reveal-diet-and-disease/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140227

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

FDA wants new food labels

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm387418.htm

Press release, illustrations from FDA


The empire strikes back: The immune system


No change in attitudes of anti-vaccination parents

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antivaccination-parents-dig-in-heels-even-after-receiving-medical-info/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140304

Complete, free story, links from Sci. Am.


A key discovery toward an anti-HIV vaccine

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/03/study-antibody-evolution-charts-course-toward-hiv-vaccine?et_cid=3800356&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UxYts9JdXzg

Full, free article, image from Biosci. Tech.

Keeping the vaccination schedule is important

https://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1832541

Free abstract
 from JAMA

The immune storm in influenza

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/02/scientists-describe-deadly-immune-%E2%80%9Cstorm%E2%80%9D-caused-emergent-flu-infections?et_cid=3796094&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Incidence of allergies similar everywhere

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/mar2014/niehs-04.htm

Press release from NIH


Phast physiology: Feb. 20-27

Thanks this week to 'net detective Brian Salisbury

The senses

Temporary sight to mouse retinal ganglion cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39200/title/Next-Generation--Photoswitch-Chemical-Restores-Sight/

Complete, free article, link to research abstract from The Scientist

Synesthesia

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39063/title/Seeing-in-the-Dark/

Free video from The Scientist

The iron body

Iron overload and the red blood cells

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)61208-8/fulltext?elsca1=ETOC-LANCET&elsca2=email&elsca3=E24A35F

Short, free note, images from Lancet

Iron deficiency and stroke

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/iron-deficiency-may-increase-stroke-risk-through-sticky-blood?et_cid=3780853&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UwZkasldXzg

Full, free essay from Biosci.Tech.

Physiological bits and bytes

Transplanting glomeruli to the eye for study

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-350054.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=1fd81bc932-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-1fd81bc932-87291326#.UwZYn8ldXzh

Complete, free article, images, reference from BioTechniq.

More cortisol, less risk

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/02/13/1317908111

Abstract from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.

Pathologies

Sleep apnea and glucose control in Type II diabetes

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/37/2/355.abstract

Free abstract from Diabetes Care

James Bond: should it be James Blotto?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-it-be-james-bonds-martinis-were-shaken-alcoholic-tremor/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140218

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

The empire strikes back--sometimes

Cytotoxic T cells stimulate hematopoiesis

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1934590914000034

Free abstract, image from Cell stem cell

Mystery chronic kidney disease in Central American cane workers

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2014/02/12/the-riddle-of-what-is-killing-thousands-of-central-american-cane-workers/

Full, free bog, video from Sci. Am.

Fecal transplant bank established

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/health/a-new-kind-of-transplant-bank.html?_r=0

Newspaper story, links

The most current physiology news: Feb. 13-20

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Innate mucosal lymphoid cells found

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/immune-system-s-mucosal-sentries-in-training-found/81249500/

Full, free item from GEN

Linear lupus

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)60804-1/fulltext?elsca1=ETOC-LANCET&elsca2=email&elsca3=E24A35F

Short, free note, images from Lancet

Physiological bits and bytes

Do you like chocolate?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/why-do-we-love-chocolate/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140213

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

Belly bugs, obesity, and geography

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/geographic-variation-human-gut-microbes-tied-obesity?et_cid=3770502&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.Uv6Dc9JdXzg

Complete, free item, map from Biosci. Tech.

Neurophysiology

Epilepsy and metabolism?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/breaking-news-could-metabolism-play-role-epilepsy?et_cid=3777662&et_rid=54713780&type=headline#.UwTEktJdXzg

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Behind Galileo's illusion: it's the nervous system!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/2014/02/11/galileos-vision/

Complete, free blog, link to research abstract from Sci. Am.

Phantastic physiology: Feb. 6-13

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Immune response promotes growth of Salmonella in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39096/title/Immune-Response-Promotes-Infection/

Full, free story, images, original reference from The Scientist

Neurophysiology

Marijuana, the mind, mice, and the munchies

 http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39125/title/Mechanisms-of-the-Munchies/

Complete, free story, image, link to research abstract from The Scientist

Mice, living in the dark, hear better

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/mice-darkness-better-hearing/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140206

Short free note, audio file, link to research abstract from Sci. Am.

Omega-3's in diet, better developed monkey neural networks

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/02/monkeys-eat-omega-3-rich-diet-show-more-developed-brain-networks?et_cid=3754160&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UvT5WtJdXzg

Full free item from Biosci. Tech.

Physiological bits and bytes

Dinner time and hepatic triglycerides in mice

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39128/title/Triglyceride-Clock/

Short, free item, link to research article from The Scientist

Elevated blood pressure as a predictor of atherosclerosis

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1820432

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from JAMA

Veils and vitamin D deficiency

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1308433?query=TOC

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

Have you seen this week's FASEB J.?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/2.toc

Many free abstracts

Your most complete physiology news: Jan. 30-Feb. 6

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Alison Steibe and Henriette Evans

Circulating

The truth about "A-fib"

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/01/30/the-a-fib-marketing-blitz-be-still-my-heart/

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

Exercise and genes

http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2014/02/03/genetics-and-exercise

Free audio file from Academic minute

Heart dysrhythmias dances

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5oq4ErAmW0

Full, free video from YouTube

Physiological bits and bytes

Excessive ethanol increases early mortality rate in Russians

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62247-3/fulltext?elsca1=ETOC-LANCET&elsca2=email&elsca3=E24A35F

Free summary from Lancet

Second-hand smoke doubles asthmatic risk in children

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/2ndhand-smoke-asthma-kids/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140129

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Heat-related mortality to increase in UK by 2050

http://www.livescience.com/43075-heat-wave-deaths-triple-climate-change.html

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Groundhog hibernation

http://news.psu.edu/story/301268/2014/01/22/research/professor-sheds-light-groundhog%E2%80%99s-shadowy-behavior?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=01-30-2014&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release from The Penn. State Univ.

Neurophysiology and behavior

Estrogen levels: neither too high nor too low for Alzheimer

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/01/29/WNL.0000000000000107.abstract

Free abstract from Neurology

Cognitive decline not affected by intensive treatment in Type II diabetics

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1819574

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Oxytocin and our best friends

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/dog-spies/2014/01/28/mans-best-friend-the-mysterious-role-of-oxytocin-revealed/

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The empire strikes back: The immune system

"Gluten sensitivity?"

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gluten-sensitivity-may-be-a-misnomer/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140204

Full, free article from Sci. Am.

Whooping cough vaccine may not be performing well

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/baboon-study-reveals-new-shortcoming-of-pertussis-vaccine/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140204

Short, free story from Sci. Am.

Blocking Nef protein to treat HIV

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/researchers-open-door-new-hiv-therapy?et_cid=3737986&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy?

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62301-6/abstract

Free summary from Lancet

Phun with physiology: Jan. 23-30

Thanks this week to 'net detective Kenneth Long

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Lower vitamin A, better innate immunity against worms

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38977/title/Vitamin-Deficit-Can-Boost-Innate-Immunity/

Full, free essay, image, reference from The Scientist

Trusting scientists in the vaccine-autism wars

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1000114

Full, free article, images, linked citations from PLoS Biology

HIV particles swarming a macrophage

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/image-of-the-week/2014/01/20/a-new-understanding-of-aids/

Brief, free note, image from Sci. Am.

Gestational surgery on fetus leads to complications caused by immune system in mice

http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/01/111451/immune-system-drives-pregnancy-complications-after-fetal-surgery-mice

Press release from Univ. Cal./SF

Physiological bits and bytes

High altitudes and appetite

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2014/01/21/into-thin-air-weight-loss-at-high-altitudes/

Complete, free story, graphic, links from Sci. Am.

How polar bear fur works so well

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/fur-and-feathers-keep-animals-warm-scattering-light?et_cid=3727872&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Estrogens and hematopoetic tissue

http://www.bioworld.com/content/sex-hormone-controls-blood-stem-cells-researchers-show

Short, free item from BioWorld

New guidelines for nutrition labels

https://news.yahoo.com/fda-says-nutrition-facts-label-makeover-092047767--finance.html

Full, free story from AP

Neurophysiology

The aging neuron

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0084793

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Infections and spatial memory

http://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S0006-3223(14)00019-5/abstract

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The scent of sickness

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/detecting-sickness-smell?et_cid=3728493&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UuKIFNIo5pg

Complete, free piece from Biosci. Tech.

The most up-to-date physiology: Jan. 16-23

Thanks this week to net detectives Andrew Petto, Kevin Petti, and Patrick Cafferty

The empire strikes back: The immune system

One type of macrophage helps in heart healing

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/immune-cells-may-heal-injured-heart?et_cid=3717728&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UtmKS9Io5pg

Full, free story, image from Biosci Tech.

T-cells of donor skin active in rejection also

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38911/title/Facing-Rejection/

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Lupus erythematosus beginning and Epstein-Barr virus linked

http://www.healio.com/rheumatology/systemic-lupus-erythematosus/news/online/%7B06ba33a3-9ca0-4636-a0f4-201f51bfe67e%7D/epstein-barr-virus-infection-contributed-to-sle-development

Full, free item, links from Healio.

Resisting tissue damage during the flu

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/resisting-flu?et_cid=3715363&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.Utg3FdJdXzg

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Will this antibody work against Alzheimer Disease?

http://www.molecularimaging.net/topics/molecular-imaging/preclinical-imaging/tau-therapeutic-agent-works

Short, free piece, images from Molecularimaging.net

How frequent are side-effects of common vaccines? Not common

1. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/side-effects.htm#mmr

2. http://www.cfar.emory.edu/vdc/admin.php

3. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/vaccines/view/

Circulation

The role of olfaction in hematopoesis

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/From-Smell-to-Blood-Cell/biotechniques-348837.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=bd2fdc99af-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-bd2fdc99af-87291326#.UtlBPtIo5pg

Complete, free article, image, reference from BioTechniques

Heart arrythmias and the calcium-sensing gate

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271427.php

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Physiological bits and bytes

UV light reduces blood pressure: NO released

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38915/title/Light-Lowers-Blood-Pressure/

Full, free story, links, reference from The Scientist

Why diet drinks most likely will not help you lose weight

http://www.today.com/health/diet-soda-probably-not-going-help-you-lose-weight-2D11940230

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Muscle training v Type II diabetes

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/type-2-diabetes-risk-lowered-with-muscle-training/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HSPH%20Update%20January%202014%20--%20Friends%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release, links from Harvard Univ.

Brain changes

How does the drug ecstasy work to produce euphoria?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/01/study-hints-therapeutic-uses-ecstasy?et_cid=3717856&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, f-MRI's from Drug discov. develop.

Junk food diet may induce brain inflammation after 5 days

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Short-term-Western-diet-leads-to-brain-inflammation/biotechniques-349256.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=bd2fdc99af-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-bd2fdc99af-87291326#.Utk_3dIo5pg

Full, free story, reference from BioTechniques

Heavy alcohol drinkers have faster cognitive decline

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/01/15/WNL.0000000000000063

Free abstract from Neurology.

Trying to reshape memories

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/01/drug-could-help-treat-ptsd-making-memories-malleable?et_cid=3715409&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Phun with physiology: Jan. 9-16

Thanks this week to Kenneth Long, Robert Slothus, and Wendy Riggs

Neurophysiology

Caffeine for better long-term memory in humans

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24855-drink-two-espressos-to-enhance-longterm-memory.html#.UtQqd9JdXzg

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Testing ESP

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/debunking-sixth-sense?et_cid=3710680&et_rid=54713780&type=headline#.UtWWedJdXzg

Complete, free item from Biosci. Tech.

The role of sodium in opioid brain signaling

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/scientists-solve-40-year-old-mystery-how-sodium-controls-opioid-brain-signaling?et_cid=3708468&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free item from R&D Mag.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Do vaccines cause autism? No.

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1000114

Full, free article, linked citations from PLoS Biol.

Physiological bits and bytes

Omega 3 fatty acids and Type II diabetes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/fish-derived-serum-omega-3-fatty-acids-help-reduce-risk-type-2-diabetes?et_cid=3710680&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UtWUgNJdXzg

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Cold water observation with a human

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWpuT6kMhaU

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Circulating endothelium as a predictor of heart attacks

http://iopscience.iop.org/1478-3975/11/1/016002/article

Full, free story from Physical Bio.

Slower metabolism, longer life?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24858-sluggish-metabolisms-are-key-to-primates-long-lives.html#.UtWXbdJdXzh

Full, free essay from New Scientist

Ultramarathoners in better general health

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0083867

Full, free article, tables, linked citations from PLOS One

Your best source of physiology news: Jan 2-9

The empire stikes back: The immune system

Fasting for a fever: not so much

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fact-or-fiction-feed-a-cold&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140103

Full, free article, links from Sci. Am..

Higher levels of cytokines lead to more serious H7N9 flu

http://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/influenza/news/online/%7Bd3163a6f-6bd3-4de5-bce9-cede487e67c7%7D/genetic-marker-indicates-severity-of-h7n9-infection

Full, free essay, links from Healio.

Dietary fiber v asthma

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/dietary-fiber-can-protect-against-asthma?et_cid=3695521&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UssTrtJDvzg

Complete, free item from Biosci. Tech..

Vaccine for hay fever

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129504.100-mix-of-hepatitis-and-pollen-blows-hay-fever-away.html#.UsbuANJDvzg

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We also travel on our stomachs Napoleon!

Diabetes, hypoglycemia, and income

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/2014/01/07/low-income-hypoglycemia/?WT_mc_id=SA_DD_20140108

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Texture can influence salty taste

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=bread-texture-affects-salty-taste-13-12-25&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_HLTH_20131231

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

Mediterranean diet v Type II diabetes

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1811025

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Eating and the circadian rhythm

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/37269/title/Out-of-Sync/

Full, free article, linked citations from The Scientist.

All of THAT in my hamburger!

http://www.upworthy.com/that-burger-looks-innocent-but-its-hiding-more-secrets-than-a-teenagers-diary?c=upw1

Full, free animation from Upworthy.

Physiological bits and bytes

How does calcium phosphate encourage osteogenesis?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/biomaterials-get-stem-cells-commit-bony-future?et_cid=3696951&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from R&D Mag.

Have you looked at this month's FASEB J?

http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/1.toc

The senses

The lungs have odor receptors too but with some differences

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/01/odor-receptors-discovered-lungs?et_cid=3695521&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UssUcdJDvzg

Full, free item, images from Biosci. Tech..

Different reactions for the same smells: genetics and olfaction

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=smell-delight-or-disgust-lies-in-ge-13-12-31&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_BS_20140103

Short, free story, audio file, links from Sci. Am..

Circulating around

Shingles and vascular disease

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/01/02/WNL.0000000000000038.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, charts, references from Neurology..

Pulse study for your physio. lab

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bring-science-home-heart-rate-excercise&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140102

Complete, free procedure, links from Sci. Am..

Muscles release molecule that converts white adipose to brown

http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/retrieve/pii/S155041311300497X

Free image, summary from Cell

Phun with physiology: Dec. 26- Jan 2

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Flu vaccine less effective in those with higher testosterone levels

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flu-vaccine-may-work-better-for-women-than-men/

Full, free story, video from CBS News

Pathways to rheumatoid arthritis illuminated

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2013/12/new-genes-pathways-involved-rheumatoid-arthritis-identified?et_cid=3680093&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UryKWNJDvzg

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Physiological bits and bytes

Arctic reindeer retinal color seasonal color change

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1773/20132451.full.pdf+html

Complete, free pdf, images, references from Proc. Roy. Soc. B: Biol. Sci.

Elevated uric acid levels may protect from parkinsonism

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2013/12/raising-urate-levels-safe-may-protect-against-parkinsons?et_cid=3681644&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free article, image, link from Drug discov. devel.

The Delboeuf illusion in dental practice

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/2013/12/26/dental-illusions/?WT_mc_id=SA_DD_20131227

Short, free item, images, links from Sci. Am.

The most up-to-date physiology news: Dec. 19-26

On the edge of learning

NASA's twin study: how is this experiment set up?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=kelly-brothers-nasa-twin-study&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20131224

Complete, free essay, image, links from Sci. Am.

Change in high blood pressure standard in older adults

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1791497

Complete, free article, tables, linked citations from JAMA

 The empire strikes back: The immune system

Narcolepsy: an autoimmune condition

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=narcolepsy-confirmed-as-a-autoimmune-disease&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_HLTH_20131224

Full, free item, image from Sci. Am.

Pregnant moms eat nuts, reduced nut allergies in children

http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1793699

Full, free article from JAMA

"High T," low immune response

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/high-testosterone-men-have-the-weakest-immune-responses/81249287/

Complete, free essay from GEN

Good news from the experimenters

The benefits of physical exercise

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=old-couch-potatoes-benefit-from-eve-13-12-24&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20131224

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

Really: an apple a day works?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2013/12/apple-day-does-keep-doctor-away?et_cid=3666131&et_rid=54713780&location=top#.UrSGfNJDvzg

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.




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Breast milk contains bacteria

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E. coli evolve anti-macrophage defenses

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Eating healthy is more expensive

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Aging in various species

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