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APS/IUPS launch PHYSIOLOGY bimonthly
American Physiological Society and IUPS are launching a new bimonthly, PHYSIOLOGY, to be the driving, focal publication with invited reviews and features that critically discuss cutting-edge research and developments in physiology, the integrative science that bridges bioscience from the genome to the entire organism. (2004-07-30)
New perspectives on ion selectivity
The latest Perspectives in General Physiology series examines the ion selectivity of cation-selective channels and transporters. (2011-04-25)
Perspectives on computational biology methods
There have been impressive advances in computational methods, allowing researchers to better understand biological and physiological systems at the atomic level. (2010-05-31)
Massive endocytosis in cells
In three papers in the January and February issues of the Journal of General Physiology, Don Hilgemann and colleagues have extensively characterized a previously unidentified process by which up to 75 percent of the cell plasma membrane can be reversibly endocytosed. (2011-01-17)
Antioxidants aren't always good for you and can impair muscle function, study shows
Antioxidants increasingly have been praised for their benefits against disease and aging, but recent studies at Kansas State University show that they also can cause harm. (2010-01-26)
The Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society and Wiley extend over 60 years of partnership
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has renewed its relationship with the Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society (SPPS); a partnership which began over sixty years ago. (2013-03-20)
New perspectives on sensory mechanisms
The latest perspectives in General Physiology series examines the mechanisms of visual, aural, olfactory and tactile processes that inform us about the environment. (2011-08-29)
Going to extremes to improve human health
The rare ability to simulate -- in a laboratory setting -- environments as specific as a mountain top at 18,000 feet, and to change variables including temperature and relative humidity at will -- now belongs to scientists in the University of Oregon's Department of Human Physiology. (2005-06-17)
Concordia University to build innovative center for health research and training
Judith Woodsworth, president and vice-chancellor of Concordia University is delighted to announce the creation of the PERFORM Research Centre. (2009-10-15)
Food dye could provide 'blueprint' for treatment of Panx1-related diseases
The food dye Brilliant Blue FCF could be a useful tool in the development of treatments for a variety of conditions involving the membrane channel protein Pannexin 1, according to a study in the Journal of General. (2013-04-29)
Simple, model-free analysis of voltage-gated channels
A new study in the Journal of General Physiology provides fresh insight into voltage-gated channels -- transmembrane ion channels that play a critical role in the function of neuronal and muscle tissue. (2011-12-12)
Clothing, Physical Activity And Heating Can Prevent Excess Winter Mortality
In Yekaterinburg, Russia, mortality rates do not increase when the temperature falls to 0 C, because cold stress is prevented by warm clothing and physical activity outdoors and by warm housing indoors. (1998-02-13)
Tiny insect brains capable of huge feats
Insects may have tiny brains the size of a pinhead, but the latest research from the University of Adelaide shows just how clever they really are. (2010-06-10)
How bacteria respond so quickly to external changes
Understanding how bacteria adapt so quickly to changes in their external environment with continued high growth rates is one of the major research challenges in molecular microbiology. (2013-12-02)
Researchers explain mechanism behind rare muscle disorders
Researchers have provided the first thorough mechanistic account of how a genetic defect leads to malignant hypothermia and central core disease, rare genetic skeletal muscle disorders. (2010-12-13)
Revisiting the vertebrate invasion of the land
Seven papers that expand upon recent research into the origin of tetrapods and their invasion of the land during the Devonian period appear in the September/October 2004 issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology. (2004-12-03)
A 2-minute delay in cutting the umbilical cord leads to a better development of newborns
A study conducted by University of Granada scientists and from the San Cecilio Clinical Hospital has demonstrated that delaying the cutting of the umbilical cord in newborns by two minutes leads to a better development of the baby during the first days of life. (2014-12-15)
Exercise counters negative effects of weight regain, researchers find
Losing weight can improve health and reduce disease risk, but many people have difficulty keeping the weight off. (2010-03-02)
New research could help develop drugs to better address heart problems in diabetics
Research published in Experimental Physiology shows that diabetes-induced changes in heartbeat are primarily regulated by the β1-adrenoceptor. (2017-05-22)
Toe-tapping to better health: Fidgeting helps prevent arterial dysfunction from sitting
Previous research has shown that sitting for an extended period of time at a computer or during a long airline flight reduces blood flow to the legs, which may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. (2016-08-04)
Studies shed new light on early transmembrane signaling
Two new studies by researchers at the University of Washington further our understanding of the molecular steps in the PLC cascade, a G protein-coupled receptor signaling mechanism that underlies a wide variety of cellular processes, including egg fertilization, hormone secretion, and the regulation of certain potassium channels. (2010-01-25)
APS names UC Davis professor 'Bodil Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist'
Barbara A. Horwitz, distinguished professor of physiology and vice provost at the University of California, Davis, has been selected the 2007 recipient of the Bodil M. (2006-12-04)
APS awards more than $160,000 to minority students of physiology
The American Physiological Society announces the winners of its Porter Physiology Fellowships. (2001-11-08)
Veterans with PTSD have an increased 'fight or flight' response
Young veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased 'fight or flight' response during mental stress, according to new findings published this week in The Journal of Physiology. (2017-05-14)
Link between neuronal calcium channel, mutated gene that causes Huntington's disease identified
Abnormally high calcium levels spurred on by a mutated gene may lead to the death of neurons associated with Huntington's disease, an inherited genetic disorder, characterized by mental and physical deterioration, for which there is no known cure. (2003-07-16)
Taking a stand: Balancing the BENEFITS and RISKS of physical activity in children
Today the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology took a stand on the promotion of childhood physical activity and published their position and recommendations in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. (2014-08-19)
$12 million grant to probe root causes of heart failure
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have been awarded more than $12 million by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to investigate the causes of heart failure -- with the aim of identifying markers for diagnosis and targets for cures. (2010-11-02)
Emerging questions about the mechanisms that control muscle
There are major shifts underway in understanding the physiological mechanisms that control muscle contraction, a field that has been the focus of intense research for centuries. (2010-06-28)
Being born small or stress during pregnancy can lead to greater disease risk in mothers
Low birth weight or stress during pregnancy can lead to long-term health problems in women, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology. (2016-06-12)
New book from CSHL Press introduces the modern view of metabolic studies
'Navigating Metabolism' from CSHLPress provides a conceptual framework for navigating complex metabolic pathways, showing how cells generate energy and synthesize cellular constituents and then further relating metabolic reactions to molecular, genetic, and signaling underpinnings. (2014-10-17)
Don't sit still! Annual health care cost of physical inactivity in Canadian adults
According to Dr. Ian Janssen, Canadian Research Chair in Physical Activity and Obesity, physical inactivity has surpassed epidemic proportions. (2012-06-06)
Odor coding in mammals is more complex than previously thought
A new study in the Journal of General Physiology shows that the contribution of odorant receptors to olfactory response in mammals is much more complex than previously thought, with important consequences for odorant encoding and information transfer about odorants to the brain. (2010-10-25)
New understanding of the 'flight-or-fight' response
New research in the Journal of General Physiology helps explain how the body's (2010-08-16)
Dietary supplement could improve heart health
Dietary intervention could benefit heart health in those with muscular dystrophy. (2017-02-13)
CSEP announces new Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines for children and youth
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology announces the world's first 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (5-17 years) released today in the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. (2016-06-16)
Demonstrating the importance of dynamical systems theory
Two new papers in the Journal of General Physiology demonstrate the successes of using bifurcation theory and dynamical systems approaches to solve biological puzzles. (2011-06-27)
Journal of General Physiology explores mysteries of TRP channels in latest Perspectives series
Despite the large body of literature on transient receptor potential (TRP) channels, very little is known about their biophysics and protein structure, or the mechanisms that control their gating processes. (2009-03-25)
Why embryos need a good diet
A thick-coated vole and a man with cardiovascular disease have something in common: both are doing what their mothers told them. (2005-05-12)
Uncooperative voltage sensors
The May 2009 issue of the Journal of General Physiology features an article and accompanying commentary on new experimental evidence that advances previous conclusions about the essential features of the Shaker K+ channel, a voltage-gated potassium channel. (2009-04-27)
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