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Current physiology: May 27-June 3

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Current physiology: May 27-June 3

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Physiology this week: May 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: 23 hours ago

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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On the forefront of physiology: May 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 13, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On the forefront of physiology: May 13-20

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Allergic response do to allergens + other chemicals

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/05/hay-fevers-hidden-supporting-substances?et_cid=5283519&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5283519&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f05%2fhay-fevers-hidden-supporting-substances%3fet_cid%3d5283519%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report, link from R&D mag.

Vaccine campaign against yellow fever succeeding

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vaccines-put-brakes-on-yellow-fever-surge/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160517

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Physiological bits and bytes

"Silent" heart attacks, mortality, and gender

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-heart-silent-attacks-idUSKCN0Y7255

Full, free story from Reuters

Teeth loosening with diabetes insipidis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1512541?query=TOC

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

Back-up for long-term memory storage

http://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2016/05/17/long-term-memory-has-back-up-plan-researchers-find.html

Press release from NYU

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Current physiology: May 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 06, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Current physiology: May 6-13

Neurobiology

Foreign accent syndrome: low perfusion of brain areas

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00065/full

Full, free essay, images, linked citations from Front. hum. neurosci.

New insight into olfactory mechanisms

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/05/study-yields-insight-mystery-smell?et_cid=5276888&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5276888&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f05%2fstudy-yields-insight-mystery-smell%3fet_cid%3d5276888%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Re-establishing visual connections and running

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-354360.html#.VzD8z_krKM8

Full, free story, references, image from BioTechniq.

Digestive system

Crohn disease genes: intestinal cells ignore calm signals

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/some-crohns-genes-make-cells-deaf-messages-good-gut-bacteria

Complete, free report, link, images from Sci. news

How does that work: fasting v fatty liver disease

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/05/how-fasting-helps-fight-fatty-liver-disease?et_cid=5274842&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5274842&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f05%2fhow-fasting-helps-fight-fatty-liver-disease%3fet_cid%3d5274842%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story from R&D mag.

"Healthy" on the food label: what does it mean?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fda-reevaluate-definition-healthy-124650906.html

Complete, free report from Yahoo news

Physiological bits and bytes

Thyroid dysfunction common in type II diabetes folks

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Diabetics-at-risk-of-thyroid-dysfunction-says-study/articleshow/52198144.cms

Full, free item from Times of India

Proton pump inhibitors and vascular aging

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/05/chronic-use-acid-reflux-drug-linked-accelerated-vascular-aging?et_cid=5279248&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5279248&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f05%2fchronic-use-acid-reflux-drug-linked-accelerated-vascular-aging%3fet_cid%3d5279248%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dheadline

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

Sickle-cell and "hair-on-end-sign" inside cranial cavity

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1510045?query=TOC

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

Pressed coffee and cholesterol: trouble brewing?

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/pressed-coffee-health/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Update_05.06.2016%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release from Harvard med.

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Physiology update: April 29-May 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, May 02, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2016

Physiology update: April 29-May 6

Pulmonary only

Using a smartphone to determine lung functions

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2016/05/leveraging-phone-measure-lung-function?et_cid=5265489&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5265489&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2farticles%2f2016%2f05%2fleveraging-phone-measure-lung-function%3fet_cid%3d5265489%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dheadline

Full, free essay from R&D mag.

The lovely lung

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30357-9/fulltext?utm_source=USnewsletter58&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=USnewsletter

Full, free editorial, images from Lancet

Physiological bits and bytes

Is that all you need: one minute of intense exercise?

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0154075

Complete, free report, linked citations, graphics from PLoS one

Introducing allergens to infants: The EAT study

http://www.nejm.org/do/10.1056/NEJMdo005063/full/?query=TOC

Free video from New Engl. j. med.

Secondhand marijuana smoke and bronchitis

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/secondhand-marijuana-smoke-becoming-rising-health-concern-for-children/81252675/

Full, free essay from GEN

Neurobiology

Alzheimer, rosacea linked

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.24645/abstract

Free abstract from Ann. neurol.

The sea lion's brain

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cne.23984/abstract

Free abstract from J. comp. neurol.

Visual stereotyping

http://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2016/05/02/neuroscientists-find-evidence-for-visual-stereotyping.html

Press release from NYU

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That sweet physiology news: April 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 22, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016

That sweet physiology news: April 22-29

Deafness

Frequency of hearing loss due to noise

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6515a2.htm?s_cid=mm6515a2_e

Complete, free report, tables, references from MMWR

Type II diabetes linked to deafness

https://consumer.healthday.com/diabetes-information-10/type-ii-diabetes-news-183/type-2-diabetes-may-damage-hearing-reseach-shows-710338.html

Full, free essay, link from HealthDay

Neurobiology

Dopamine-releasing cells: role in movement

http://blogs.princeton.edu/research/2016/04/25/dopamine-neurons-have-a-role-in-movement-new-study-finds/

Press release, links from Princeton U.

Unexpected roles of spinal cord astrocytes

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160428/ncomms11450/full/ncomms11450.html

Complete, free article, images, linked citations from Nature

Vigilance of the sleeping brain

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdfExtended/S0960-9822(16)30174-9

Full, free article, images, linked citations from Curr. bio.

Physiological bits and bytes

Changing night shifts and risk of heart disease

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rotating-night-shifts-tied-to-heart-disease-risk/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160427

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Milk's oligosaccharides support healthy gut flora

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27084007

Free abstract from Appl. environ. microbiol.

Monoclonal antibody inhibits interleukins, inflammation

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30307-5/abstract

Free summary from Lancet

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Springing into physio: April 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 15, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Springing into physio: April 15-22

Thanks to 'net detective Miranda Byse

Physiological bits and bytes

Want controversial topics in your physio. discussions?

http://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=7689

File from LifeSciTRC

Global diabetes cost: $800 billion+

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/diabetes-cost-825-billion-a-year/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Nutrition%20Source%20-%20April%202016%20(1)&utm_content=

Press release, links from Harvard U.

Ghrelin controls fat, not hunger

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45902/title/-Hunger-Hormone--No-More-/

Complete, free report, link to abstract from The Scientist

Neurophysiology

Color visual system in mice

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/04/new-system-color-vision?et_cid=5234354&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5234354&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fnew-system-color-vision%3fet_cid%3d5234354%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report, images from R&D mag.

Brain stimulation and creativity

http://gumc.georgetown.edu/news/Electrical-Brain-Stimulation-Enhances-Creativity-Researchers-Say

Press release from Georgetown U.

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Physiology this week: April 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 08, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Physiology this week: April 8-15

Thanks to 'net detectives Dic Charge, Betsy Ott, Heiko-Gary Heisermann, and Henriette Evans

The empire strikes back: The immune system

T-cell activation

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/self-organization-of-signal-molecules-promotes-t-cell-activation/81252604/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

Gut microflora and the immune system

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45644/title/Immune-Influence/

Short explanation, image file from The Scientist

Cardiovascular

Eating fresh fruit v cardiovascular issues

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1501451?query=TOC

Free abstract from New Engl. j. med.

Reversible vision loss and malignant high blood pressure

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1508601?query=TOC

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

Neurophysiology

Inexpensive neurophysiology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSQNi5sAwuc&feature=youtu.be

From YouTube from TED

E-fork on tongue for salty sensation

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/electric-fork-tricks-taste-buds-into-a-salty-sensation/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160411

Free video, transcript from Sci. Am.

Neurodiversity

http://ed.ted.com/featured/DkvMWO46#digdeeper

From TEDed

First images of human brain on LSD

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2083851-first-lsd-brain-imaging-study-offers-insights-into-consciousness/

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

Diabetes

Asprosin: newly discovered hormone

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-04-discovery-asprosin-hormone-potential-implications.html

Complete, free report, links from MedExpress

Diabetes on march worldwide

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/04/surge-diabetes-worldwide?et_cid=5225700&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5225700&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fsurge-diabetes-worldwide%3fet_cid%3d5225700%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Short, free item, images from Drug discov. & develop.

Lower life expectancy for those with Type I diabetes

http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2016/apr/australian-researchers-publish-life-expectancy-figures-for-people-with-type-1-diabetes-95404131.html

Website, links

Teenage sleep and diabetes

http://news.psu.edu/story/392446/2016/02/13/research/loss-sleep-during-adolescence-may-be-diabetes-danger?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=04-14-2016&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release from Penn State U.

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Physiological April: April 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 01, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Physiological April: April 1-8

Neurophysiology

Emotion processing in the brain

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/04/how-brain-processes-emotions?et_cid=5209916&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5209916&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fhow-brain-processes-emotions%3fet_cid%3d5209916%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay from Biosci. tech.

Synapse pruning in Alzheimer

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-clues-show-out-of-control-synapse-pruning-may-underlie-alzheimer-s/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160401

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Energy use in brain and intelligence

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2016/03/brain-metabolism-linked-fluid-intelligence?et_cid=5214048&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5214048&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2farticles%2f2016%2f03%2fbrain-metabolism-linked-fluid-intelligence%3fet_cid%3d5214048%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story, link from Biosci. tech.

Diabetes

Retinal blood flow reduction in Type I diabetes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/biomarker-linked-to-rapid-onset-diabetic-retinopathy/81252558/

Full, free item, image from GEN

Diabetes drug inhibits hunger

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/04/diabetes-drug-alters-brain-activity-response-desirable-foods?et_cid=5215998&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5215998&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fdiabetes-drug-alters-brain-activity-response-desirable-foods%3fet_cid%3d5215998%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Hypothyroidism and Type II diabetes

http://www.endocrinologyadvisor.com/endo-2016/endo-2016-hypothyroidism-and-type-2-diabetes-risk/article/487231/

Full, free story from Endocrin. advis.

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Physiology this week: March 25-April 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 25, 2016
Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Physiology this week: March 25-April 1

Neurobiology

Peripheral vision testing for you lab

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/put-your-peripheral-vision-to-the-test/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160331

Full, free directions, materials, image from Sci. Am.

Moderate exercise v brain aging

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2082126-brains-of-elderly-people-who-exercise-look-10-years-younger/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2016-3103-GLOB&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNSAL

Complete, free report, links from New sci.

Physiological bits and bytes

Long daytime naps and metabolic syndrome

http://consumer.healthday.com/sleep-disorder-information-33/misc-sleep-problems-news-626/daytime-sleepiness-long-naps-linked-to-heart-risks-709263.html

Short, free story, link from HealthDay

Estrodiol replacement therapy v atherosclerosis?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1505241

Free abstract, tables from New Engl. j. med.

Endometrioses and coronary heart disease

http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/early/2016/03/29/CIRCOUTCOMES.115.002224.abstract

Free abstract from Circulation

Breast arterial calcifications indicate cardiac risk

http://imaging.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleID=2503388

Free abstract from J. Am. coll. card.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Novel inflammation pathway found

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/03/immunology-alternative-route-inflammation?et_cid=5207465&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5207465&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fimmunology-alternative-route-inflammation%3fet_cid%3d5207465%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

DNA from adipocytes stimulates immune response

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45664/title/Adipocyte-Derived-DNA-Triggers-Inflammation/

Full, free essay, reference from The Scientist

Flu vaccine v stillbirths

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/03/10/cid.ciw082

Free abstract from Clin. infect. dis.

Anti-vax film pulled from film festival

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/03/de-niros-tribeca-festival-pulls-anti-vaccination-film?et_cid=5201363&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5201363&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fde-niros-tribeca-festival-pulls-anti-vaccination-film%3fet_cid%3d5201363%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Breast feeding v otitis media

http://www.newkerala.com/news/2016/fullnews-41236.html

Short, free item from newKerala

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