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Small Reduction in Food Intake May Be Enough to Slow Polycystic Kidney Disease

A small reduction in food intake—less than required to cause weight loss—dramatically slowed the development of a common genetic disorder called autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) in mice, a new study in American Journal of...
29-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study May Explain Why Stroke Risk in Women Changes After Menopause

Overactive microglia—the brain’s immune cells—may worsen the damage from brain injury after stroke or head impact. A new study in American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism reports that a compound produced from estrogen...
19-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Not the Weaker Sex: Estrogen Protects Women Against the Flu, Study Finds

A new study published in American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology finds that the female sex hormone estrogen has anti-viral effects against the influenza A virus, commonly known as the flu. The study supports why the...
12-Jan-2016 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Beyond Dance: Ballet Training Improves Muscle Coordination in Everyday Activities

A new study in Journal of Neurophysiology reports that professional ballet dancers have more control over their muscles than individuals with no dance training. This research is highlighted as one of this month’s “best of the best” as part of...
5-Jan-2016 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Still a Champion Runner at 80: Do Elite Athletes Have an Anti-Aging Secret in Their Muscles?

Elite runners do not experience the muscle weakening associated with aging as non-athletes do. A new study published in American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology examines if their superb fitness is because their muscles have not aged.
22-Dec-2015 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Carbs, Not Fats, Boost Half-Marathon Race Performance, Study Finds

Recent studies have proposed that burning fat instead of carbohydrates will improve exercise performance because the body's fat reserve is much larger than its carbohydrates reserve. A new study in Journal of Applied Physiology reports the opposite,...
15-Dec-2015 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Links Environmental and Lifestyle Factors to Reproductive Problems, Infertility in Men

Environmental and lifestyle factors are damaging men’s reproductive health and may be playing a large role in decreasing fertility rates in industrialized countries, a new study in Physiological Reviews reports. Socioeconomic influences and female...
9-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Suggests New Strategy for Treating Rare Neurodegenerative Disorder Menkes Disease

Menkes disease arises from dysfunction in ATP7A, a protein that transports copper to cells, leading to brain development complications. Introducing working versions of ATP7A in the brain is considered the most direct therapeutic approach. However, a...
1-Dec-2015 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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