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Summer physiology: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: 17 hours ago

Summer physiology: July 30-Aug. 6

High blood pressure and dietary sodium

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/07/29/us-health-hypertension-sodium-idUKKCN0Q32M420150729

Full, free essay from Reuters

Cognitive impairment: don't stay thirsty!

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/inadequate-hydration-can-lead-impaired-cognitive-emotional-function?et_cid=4704087&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Does this brain hormone cause overeating?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/hormone-brain-could-cause-overeating-says-rutgers-science?et_cid=4702150&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report on mouse work, links from Biosci. Tech.

"Trojan horse" of the immune system

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/researchers-discover-immune-systems-trojan-horse?et_cid=4710740&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

 

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Physiology update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Physiology update: July 23-30

The empire strikes back: The immune system

HIV susceptibility and natural killer (NK) cells

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/researchers-link-hiv-susceptibility-little-understood-immune-cell-class?et_cid=4690755&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, image from Drug discov. & develop.

No personal choice exemptions for vaccinations in California

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1508701?query=TOC

Complete, free perspective, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.

Physiological bits and bytes

A sense of fat

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/fat-sense-scientists-show-we-have-distinct-taste-fat?et_cid=4692398&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

How the dolphin avoids the bends

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deep-diving-dolphins-avoid-bends-with-powerful-lungs/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150724

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Cardiovascular

Blood pressure variation and cardiovascular risk

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2398909

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Smoking + migraines = greater stroke risk

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/smokers-migraines-have-increased-stroke-risk-study-says?et_cid=4690326&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, links from Biosci. Tech.

 

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Physiology advancements: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Physiology advancements: July 16-23

Neurophysiology

Torture and the neurosciences

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Neuroscience-of/231575/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Neurocircuits are "noisy"

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/07/deciphering-brains-noisy-code?et_cid=4678047&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, graphic from R&D Mag.

Study: speed of dementia is faster in women

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/study-women-mild-memory-problem-worsen-faster-men-0?et_cid=4687963&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, graphic from Biosci. Tech.

Link between cardiovascular and mental decline uncommon

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2397694

Free summary from Ann. Int. Med.

Grid cells in brain determine speed of animal

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14622.html

Free abstract from Nature

Physiological bits and bytes

Astronauts get thinner skin while in space

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/07/20/us-germany-astronaut-skin-idUKKCN0PU13M20150720

Full, free essay, video from Reuters

Cardiovascular issues and diabetes often linked

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/diabetes-cardiovascular-link-often-overlooked?et_cid=4683890&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Myoclonus in the palate area

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1412079?query=TOC

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

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Immune system-brain link

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/important-link-between-the-brain-and-immune-system-found/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150721

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

French teen HIV positive but no AIDS for 12 yrs.

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/doctors-say-teens-hiv-check-12-years-without-drugs?et_cid=4686071&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

 

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Physiology this week: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Physiology this week: July 9-16

Women's longevity compared to men's: recent development

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-did-women-start-to-outlive-men/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150714

Full, free essay, link from Sci. Am.

Type II diabetes and cognitive decline

http://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/brain-health-news-80/type-2-diabetes-may-damage-thinking-skills-study-701115.html

Complete, free report, link from HealthDay

Pain relief from injected bone marrow cells

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/potential-pain-treatment%E2%80%99s-mechanism-deciphered

Short, free item, image from Sci. News

 

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Firecracker physiology: July 2-July 9

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 03, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Firecracker physiology: July 2-July 9

Physiological bits and bytes

California limiting vaccine exemptions

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/california-bill-limits-school-vaccine-exemptions/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150702

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Smelling a trillion odors. Maybe not so much.

http://elifesciences.org/content/4/e08127

Complete, free report, linked citations, graphics from eLife

Soft tissue calcifications

 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1407238?query=TOC

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

Dyspeptic patients: changes in submucosal plexus

http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ajg2015158a.html

Free abstract from Am. j. Gastro.

Respiration related

Abnormal ventilations in transplanted lungs

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-210694.full

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

What is delayed drowning?

http://www.upworthy.com/its-called-delayed-drowning-here-are-4-key-warning-signs-plus-the-single-best-way-to-prevent-it?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

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Summer physiology: June 26-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer physiology: June 26-July 2

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

The empire strikes back: The immune system

California limits vaccination exemptions

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/25/us-usa-vaccines-california-idUSKBN0P52H420150625?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

Complete, free report from Reuters

Vitamin D deficiency and HIV

http://news.psu.edu/story/360774/2015/06/15/research/vitamin-d-status-related-immune-response-hiv-1?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=06-25-2015&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release from Penn State

Neurophysiology

Gender differences in pain processing in mice

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/31/43/15450.long

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from J. Neurosci.

Is he watching tennis or...?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1408161?query=TOC

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

The frightened brain

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43389/title/The-Brain-on-Fear/

Complete, free report from The Scientist

Motor control due to complex set of neuron rhythms

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/research-sheds-light-how-neurons-control-muscle-movement?et_cid=4641065&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Physiological bits and bytes

What's new with oxytocin research?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-oxytocin-neuroscience-counters-cuddle-hormone-claims/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150625

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

High-normal blood pressure in young, heart disease later

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/high-normal-blood-pressure-young-adults-spells-risk-heart-failure-later-life?et_cid=4640755&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Abnormal breathing and congestive heart failure

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(15)00235-0/fulltext

Free abstract from Lancet


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Phast physiology: June 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 18, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Phast physiology: June 19-26

Metabolism

Work the late shift? Why it messes with your metabolism

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-graveyard-shifts-wreak-havoc-on-human-metabolism/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150618

Complete, free report, link from Sci. Am.

Hyperthyroidism and fracture risk

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2297170

Free abstract from JAMA

Caloric restriction v age-related diseases

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43344/title/Periodic-Fasting-Improves-Rodent-Health/

Full, free story, links from The Scientist

The bloodstream

Ultra marathoners can poison bloodstream

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/extreme-exercise-can-poison-the-blood/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150622

Full, free essay, links, audio file from Sci. Am.

Do you have a few questions about BUN?

https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/bun/tab/faq?gclid=CNji1MWLpsYCFUQvgQodEV4BAg

Free website, links

Neurophysiology

Previously unknown cocaine receptor in the brain

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/brain-receptor-found-significantly-affect-cocaine-addiction?et_cid=4631379&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Pupil's blood supply

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43086/title/Image-of-the-Day--Eye-of-the-Beholder/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Olfaction varies uniquely among humans

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sense-smell-strictly-personal-study-suggests

Complete, free report, link, references from Sci. News

The effects of fasting on the brain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mattson-stress-makes-your-brain-stronger-try-fasting/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150617

Free TED talk provided by Sci. Am.


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June physiology: June 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 12, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June physiology: June 12-19

Neurophysiology

Amnesia: are the memories still there?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/researchers-find-lost-memories?et_cid=4596841&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Reading a mind: specific object localization in brain

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/scientists-gain-first-glimpse-new-concepts-developing-brain?et_cid=4617078&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from Biosci. Tech.

Interneurons

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43295/title/Image-of-the-Day--Neuronal-Network/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Adrenal hyperplasia

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1403201?query=TOC

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

Physiological bits and bytes

SIDS and elevation

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/prime-suspect-in-infant-deaths-lack-of-oxygen/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150529

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Stress v longevity hormone

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/longevity-hormone-lower-stressed-and-depressed-women?et_cid=4629083&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

The empire strikes back: The immune system

Your army against the flu

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43295/title/Image-of-the-Day--Neuronal-Network/

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

Quieting the killers: the role of the regulatory T cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cry-havoc-and-let-slip-the-killer-t-cells-enhancing-immunization/81251400/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

"Elite controller" dendritic cells reconize, respond to HIV

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/06/dendritic-cells-elite-controllers-able-recognize-mount-defense-against-hiv?et_cid=4620789&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from R&D Mag.

Metabolism

Obese mom, obese kids?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/are-offspring-obese-moms-pre-programmed-obesity-metabolic-disease?et_cid=4619523&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Trans-fats facts

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/5-things-about-trans-fats-and-fdas-proposed-phase-out-0?et_cid=4617078&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.


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Phine physiology: June 7-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Updated: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Phine physiology: June 7-12

Neurophysiology

Reinstating lost memories in mice

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27618-lost-memories-recovered-in-mice-with-a-flash-of-light.html#.VXc6XtJVhBd

Full, free essay, links from New Sci.

Can your brain really be too full?

http://www.nature.com/articles/nn.3973.epdf?referrer_access_token=_lfGtwauuQdnNMQi9z6V_dRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Pl9BAdvN7lWOsTUGCKBpNY6quZu9sAeVFVi3SGHrAHuff3HomFKaXc9xJZsDQ5wTftVfp2M-nv7Fo7sHtax18jWjJDvjh9TjKag6UfzZCeKjp644nYSy05aPdDf3kRWS3a52TztfYcHjniQGA_jowoEqqQA5tF1y-EOfctyvqdCPGwJNRUtRpSGlqZ-ExiOhI%3D&tracking_referrer=www.scientificamerican.com

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from Nature

Vision

Visual illusions

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43036/title/Seeing-Isn-t-Believing/

Full, free essay, images from The Scientist

Can you remember the color of that thing?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/color-you-remember-seeing-isn-t-what-you-saw/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150609

Free audio file, link from Sci. Am.

Novel cause of color blindness

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/new-color-blindness-cause-identified?et_cid=4602772&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Physiological bits and bytes

World diabetes rate doubles in 20 years

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/global-diabetes-rate-nearly-doubles-20-years?et_cid=4614926&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story, links from Drug discov. & develop.

Be cold, live long

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/06/cold-improved-longevity-some?et_cid=4600429&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Poor sense of smell, earlier mortality

http://www.livescience.com/51078-drugs-ebola-antidepressant.html

Full, free essay, links from LiveScience.com

Did those people evolve the ability to metabolize arsenic?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43019/title/Adapting-to-Arsenic/

Full, free article, links from The Scientist

Link between immune system and brain

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/researchers-discover-missing-link-between-brain-and-immune-system?et_cid=4615319&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, image from Biosci. Tech.

Sleep

What's new in sleep research?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/06/sleep-links-memories-drives-immunity-hikes-height%E2%80%94and-more?et_cid=4602772&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, links from Biosci. Tech.

Alzheimer and sleep

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/poor-sleep-linked-toxic-buildup-alzheimers-protein-memory-loss?et_cid=4604888&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, image from Biosci. Tech.

Lifestyle

Protecting the heart by glucose control in diabetics

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/years-good-blood-sugar-control-helps-diabetic-hearts-study-finds?et_cid=4607103&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

New recommendations for walking during work week

http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2015/04/23/bjsports-2015-094618

Free abstract from BMJ


 

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Conference physiology: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 08, 2015

Conference physiology: May 21-June 7

The empire strikes back: the immune system

Dodging the autoimmune bullets

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-your-immune-system-doesn-t-eat-you-alive/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150521

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

ID the WBC: WMRS

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/shining-new-light-immune-system?et_cid=4583034&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Vaccine refusal and herd immunity

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099%2815%2900053-5/fulltext?utm_source=email&utm_medium=USnewsletter&utm_campaign=USnewsletter

Free abstract from Lancet infect. dis.

Physiological bits and bytes

Which is worse? Hot or cold weather

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62114-0/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet

Eye damage in an ultra marathoner

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-210432.full

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

Blue light and erectile dysfunction

http://genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/blue-light-might-outshine-the-little-blue-pill/81251297/

Short, free note, link from GEN

Brains

Speech processing, timing

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/294114.php

Short, free item from MNT

Do memories die when the person dies?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-memory-traces-exist-in-cell-bodies/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150520

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.


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