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Phine physiology: July 26-Aug. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Updated: Yesterday
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Notable physiology news: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Updated: Monday, July 25, 2016

Notable physiology news: July 19-26

Thanks to 'net detective Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Light-related

Human retina can detect single photon

http://www.nature.com/news/people-can-sense-single-photons-1.20282

Complete, free report, linked citations from Nature

Too much light weakens bones, immune system

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2097512-too-much-light-weakens-bones-and-changes-immune-system/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2016-2107-newGLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Full, free essay, links from New sci.

Neurobiology

A vision experiment: do you see like me?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/shadows-in-motion-participate-in-a-visual-experiment/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160720

Short, note, animation from Sci. Am.

Who's in charge in the brain?

https://theconversation.com/is-your-nervous-system-a-democracy-or-a-dictatorship-when-controlling-your-behavior-61888

Complete, free report, images, links from The conversation

Physiology and anatomy of the autonomic nervous system

http://www.comprehensivephysiology.com/WileyCDA/CompPhysArticle/refId-c150037.html

Abstract from Comp. phys.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Antigen-presenting dendritic cell alerts to tumors

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/07/antigen-presenting-cell-activates-t-cells-alerting-them-tumors?et_cid=5394505&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5394505&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fantigen-presenting-cell-activates-t-cells-alerting-them-tumors%3fet_cid%3d5394505%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Avoiding immunity's counter attack

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/protein-central-to-immune-system-avoidance-for-brain-cancer-identified/81252995/

Full, free essay from GEN

Immunodeficiency and nodules in duodenum

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1514403?query=TOC

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

Physiological bits and bytes

Congenital heart disease and diabetes mellitus risk

http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/5/7/e003076.abstract

Complete, free report from J. Am. heart assoc.

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Physiology for all seasons: July 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Physiology for all seasons: July 12-19

Thanks to 'net detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin and Jon Jackson

Digestive system

Drunkorexia

https://login.medscape.com/login/sso/getlogin?urlCache=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tZWRzY2FwZS5jb20vdmlld2FydGljbGUvODY1NDg4&ac=401

Complete, free report from Medscape-- requires free login

Fecal transplants going mainstream?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/07/these-days-fecal-transplantation-no-joke?et_cid=5390146&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5390146&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fthese-days-fecal-transplantation-no-joke%3fet_cid%3d5390146%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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

Snack better!

http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/revamp-your-snacking-habits?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GB20160713-6WeekPlan&utm_id=197496&mid=21287211&ml=197496

Press release from Harvard U.

Neurobiology

Male v female brain responses

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/men-s-neural-plumbing-from-mars-women-s-from-venus/81252952/

Complete, free report from GEN

Take a "senior moment"

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=80992

Press release from NSF

Can physical exercise make you smarter?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22698691

Free abstract from Neurosci.

Physiological bits and bytes

Cardiovascular issues and senior's moderate exercise

http://cardiology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2530563

Complete, free report, charts, linked citations from JAMA cardiol.

Gout bulla

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1512068?query=TOC

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

Bats: why don't they get Ebola?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/why-don-t-bats-get-ebola/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160718

Full, free blog, refs. from Sci. Am.

CAR-T lymphocytes to pursue HIV-1?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/revisiting-car-t-cells-for-treating-hiv-shows-promise/81252966/

Full, free essay from GEN

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Physiology today: July 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Physiology today: July 5-12

Thanks to 'net detectives Scott Smidt and Shawn Parcells

Neurobiology

Memory functions for prions?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-361371.html

Full, free article, image, refs. from BioTechniq.

New revelations about the control of breathing in mice

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/07/new-model-reveals-how-brain-controls-breathing?et_cid=5376207&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5376207&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fnew-model-reveals-how-brain-controls-breathing%3fet_cid%3d5376207%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Biosci. tech.

Questions about retinal connection development

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-362415.html#.V4PBpdIrJaQ

Full, free story, ref. from BioTechniq.

Autonomic reserve function and Type II diabetes

http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=712572

Short, free item from Physician's brief.

Rewards system boosts innate immunity

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nm.4133.html

Free abstract, images from Nature med.

Physiological bits and bytes

Eosinophils v potentially deadly bacterium

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/eosinophils-offer-protection-against-potentially-deadly-i-c-difficile-i-infections/81252895/

Complete, free report from GEN

Refuse to get vaccinated, start an epidemic?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/arizona%E2%80%94site-largest-current-us-measles-outbreak?et_cid=5382043&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5382043&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2farizona%25E2%2580%2594site-largest-current-us-measles-outbreak%3fet_cid%3d5382043%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Short, free item from R&D mag.

Metabolism

What is nephrotic syndrome?

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/244631-overview

Free entry from Medscape

Nephrotic syndrome and salt retention

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4409655/

Free abstract from Adv. chronic kidney dis.

Which dietary lipids are most healthy overall?

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2530902

Free abstract from JAMA

Endocrinology

Low serum testosterone and Type II diabetes

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/jc.2016-1778

Free abstract from J. clin. endocrin. and metab.

Coma due to myxedema

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2016/bcr-2016-216225.full

Short, free note, linked citations, images from BMJ case rep.

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Physiology news: June 24-July 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 24, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Physiology news: June 24-July 5

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

Have a heart (and circulation too)

Diabetic and heart attack: great mortality risk

http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2016/06/15/jech-2016-207402

Abstract from J. epidem. and comm. health

Pepducins and cardiomyocyte rates

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/pepducins-bias-cardiac-cell-receptor-signaling-favor-stronger-beating/81252888/

Full, free essay from GEN

Hypertension after pregnancy

http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/early/2016/06/27/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.07261.abstract

Free abstract from Hypertension

Neurobiology

Neuroscience collection

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/neuroscience-collection?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=7896e0d26f-BioInteractive_News_Vol_776_29_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-7896e0d26f-69325713

From HHMI

Myelin: increasing complexity of brain

http://jonlieffmd.com/blog/new-myelin-code-adds-to-brain-complexity?utm_content=bufferb240c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Full, free blog, images, links from website

Brain circuit for aggression in mice

http://www.nature.com/articles/nature18601.epdf?referrer_access_token=Nx1Ov2HIZIV6_56f3yUAntRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Omv79ZtXivuaOBR4dS0dmRnHOwqT0YTNHiBmUfqURG47cIl7BYQYgVmxmysBDeXEtRR2NUB_klEokTBHyDD1tb4MaM8a81gwL1Oh1-rNq94JSTvuh0xZ1vWo8SaywXaIq8ud_PdFm37MczRq6ycAyC2MEz2VwZymR6O-65W-f43rZjgL1Ur9puiyRnIHpa0c0ImyZfLqgZr5aZScx4vdUnGPINl96hXMlWrJUQSK7Jmk97Er02nINGstgaGdTnvDg%3D&tracking_referrer=blogs.scientificamerican.com

Full, free article, images, linked citations from Nature

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Gut bacteria: responsible for Chronic fatigue syndrome?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-it-s-all-in-your-gut/81252887/

Complete, free report from GEN

Gender differences in immune response

http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1002710

Full, free article, linked citations, images from PLoS path.

Too clean: why lab mice have immature immunity

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lab-mice-are-poor-models-of-the-human-immune-system/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160628

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

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Physiology now: June 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 17, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Physiology now: June 17-24

Thanks to 'net detectives Dic Charge and A.J. Petto

Physiological bits and bytes

Electrolyte balance in pro football players examined

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2902030/

Full, free essay, graphics, linked citations from J. ath. train.

HS football player dies from hyponatremia

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/2008/08/29/family-in-disbelief-that-drinking-too-much-water-killed-football-player.html

Full, free article from Bakersfield life

Neurobiology

Non-REM sleep: brain listening

http://jn.sfn.org/press/June-15-2016-Issue/zns02416006583.pdf

Complete, free report, linked citations images from J. neuro.

Limited blood flow at first in baby rat brains

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/newborn-brain-has-learn-how-feed-itself

Full, free story, images, ref. from Sci. news

Exercise benefits memory retention

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930465-1

Full, free essay, images, linked citations from Curr. biol.

Sounding out words from reading and the brain

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811916301938

Free abstract from Neuroimage

Eats

New dietary sodium guidelines

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/2016/06/04/fda-major-step-forward-targeting-excess-sodium-processed-foods/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Nutrition%20Source%20-%20June%202016%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release, graphic, links from Harvard U.

Cholesterol fighting foods

http://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/5-foods-that-fight-high-cholesterol?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WR20160616-Cholesterol&utm_id=176222&mid=21287211&ml=176222

Press release, images from Harvard U.

Fatty diet, those pesky microbes, and hyperphagia in rats

http://www.nature.com/articles/nature18309.epdf?referrer_access_token=Mce_FrdHOx3pEfJ-3r7v09RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MtYE8lZDVQwquHxDM5Sb5jktI18m8XoLkyptPiEK6pQg4l1sq9dWZfx3gcl31x2qlX2vpRnVZ2pb9mkBxLmCQ5IpOMQunLqcVBJ66KZqXLjXLTHfoG8QPUIxf5xL8gYFOfwJeEKew7V_RWtvRXYpGbs8U9AKFkX8vw_1BxJSf9Q8OSd1mdI83ZDMSg2v-Pf0Z3Bu5qzQf3XIjLMQw06gMmid957KB3bOMqIi0IpaM6-Q%3D%3D&tracking_referrer=www.scientificamerican.com

Full, free essay, graphics, linked citations from Nature

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Vaccines against zika, dengue, and more foreseen

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/vaccines-may-offer-defense-against-dengue-zika-and-chikungunya?utm_source=Society+for+Science+Newsletters&utm_campaign=38d9bdeace-Editors_picks_week_of_0613166_17_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4c415a67f-38d9bdeace-93302309

Complete, free report, links from Sci. news

Mosquito saliva facilitates virus spread

http://www.cell.com/immunity/fulltext/S1074-7613(16)30205-9

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from Immunology

HIV, toxoplasmosis, and movement disorders

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2016/bcr-2016-215676.full

Short, free note, brain MRI's, video, refs. from BMJ case rep.

Innate immunity: the key to inflammatory bowel syndrome?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/unlocking-innate-immunity-s-gut-reaction-toward-inflammatory-bowel-disease/81252845/

Full, free story from GEN

Checking out T-cell activation in mice

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/visualizing-t-cells-in-action/81252837/

Full, free essay, images from GEN

Type B insulin resistance

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1508730?query=TOC

Brief, free item, images from New Engl. j. med.

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Physiology this week: June 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 10, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Physiology this week: June 10-17

Thanks to 'net detectives Nataliya Galifianakis, Valerie Dean O'Laughlin, Tynan Becker, A.J. Petto, and Pat Bowne

Physiological bits and bytes

MRI of beating heart

https://twitter.com/medicalce/status/740437886420520960/photo/1?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=vdoloughlin&utm_content=740667608257695744

Webpage video

How this brain parasite alters glutamate levels

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/how-brain-eating-parasites-are-linked-to-neurodegenerative-disease/81252816/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

The menstruating mouse from Australia

http://www.nature.com/news/first-rodent-found-with-a-human-like-menstrual-cycle-1.20072

Full, free essay, links from Nature

The water/electrolyte budgets

A distilled water drinking contest

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/16614865/ns/us_news-life/t/woman-dies-after-water-drinking-contest/#.V2Lex6PD-70

Full, free essay, video from NBC

Demineralized water: the risks

http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/nutrientschap12.pdf

Complete, free report, refs. from WHO

Low electrolyte water and bone health in rats

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25803851

Abstract from PLoS One

How long does it take a large mammal to urinate?

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/23/new-law-of-urination-mammals-take-21-seconds-to-pee/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20160611voices-urination&utm_campaign=Content&sf28447711=1

Website from National geograph.

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Physiological up date: June 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 03, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016

Physiological up date: June 3-10

Physiological bits and bytes

Corticotropin releasing hormone and cognitive decline

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/06/hormone-causes-decline-cognition-after-social-stress?et_cid=5318338&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5318338&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f06%2fhormone-causes-decline-cognition-after-social-stress%3fet_cid%3d5318338%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

In mice under stress; Complete, free report, links from R&D mag.

Hi vegetable fat Med. diet may bring weight loss

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(16)30085-7/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet

Hyperkalemia in late-stage kidney failure

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1512236?query=TOC

Short, free note, EKG's from New Engl. j. med.

Study: Swedish sunbathers live longer than sun-adverse

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26992108

Abstract from J. intern. med.

Neurobiology

The importance of serotonin for working memory

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/46242/title/How-Dopamine-Tunes-Working-Memory/

Complete, free report, ref. from The Scientist

How does exercise benefit the mouse brain?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/06/mice-wheels-show-scientists-how-exercise-benefits-their-brains?et_cid=5318338&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5318338&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f06%2fmice-wheels-show-scientists-how-exercise-benefits-their-brains%3fet_cid%3d5318338%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay, links from R&D mag.

The senses

A new way to detect odors

http://hms.harvard.edu/news/odor-alternative

Press release, image from Harvard U

Supertasters v non-tasters

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/2016/05/31/super-tasters-non-tasters-is-it-better-to-be-average/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Update_06.03.2016%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release, image from Harvard U.

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Current physiology: May 27-June 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 27, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2016

Current physiology: May 27-June 3

Thanks to 'net detectives Peggy LePage and Heiko-Gary Heisermann

Physiological bits and bytes

Insects: they're what's for dinner!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/edible-bug-industry-hopes-crickets-and-kin-are-the-next-sushi/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160527

Complete, free report, images from Sci. Am.

Cumulus cells' hormone receptors activate sperm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160317150803.htm

Free abstract from Science

HDL's, type II diabetes, and heart attacks

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2016/05/14/dc16-0155

Free abstract from Diab. care

Neurophysiology

Migraines and circulatory issues

http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2610

Full, free article, linked citations, tables from BMJ

Prenatal nicotine: affects brain neurons after birth

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/early-nicotine-exposure-impacts-brain-cells-even-after-birth/81252771/

Full, free essay from GEN

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Physiology this week: May 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Physiology this week: May 20-27

Neurobiology

Green light v migraines

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2089062-green-light-found-to-ease-the-pain-of-migraine/ 

Complete, free report, links, video from New sci.

Religious experience observed on EEG

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27176877

Free abstract from Epilepsy behav. 

Can brain death ever be reversed? Doubtful

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/05/reversing-brain-death-would-be-herculean-effort?et_cid=5299222&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5299222&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f05%2freversing-brain-death-would-be-herculean-effort%3fet_cid%3d5299222%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay from Biosci. tech.

The air we breathe

SIDS and high altitudes

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/study-high-altitude-may-boost-babies-chances-sids-deaths?et_cid=5301552&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5301552&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2015%2f05%2fstudy-high-altitude-may-boost-babies-chances-sids-deaths%3fet_cid%3d5301552%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Atherosclerosis and air pollution

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)00378-0/fulltext

Free abstract from Lancet

Physiological bits and bytes

GMO's safe to eat

http://thescienceexplorer.com/brain-and-body/2-year-analysis-nearly-900-journal-articles-concludes-gmos-are-safe

Full, free item, links from Sci. explor.

New rules for food labels

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-fda-s-new-rules-for-food-labeling-are-finally-here/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160524

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver and insulin resistance

http://www.healio.com/cardiology/chd-prevention/news/online/%7Bfa0ddd58-e814-4047-8cc2-be583e62fff9%7D/insulin-resistance-a-culprit-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease

Full, free story, links from Healio

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