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On the Edge of Extinction: Tiny Pupfish Go without Breathing to Survive their Harsh Environment

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The endangered desert pupfish has made itself at home in the harsh, hot environment of Death Valley hot springs by using a surprising evolutionary adaptation: They can go for up to five hours without oxygen. Research will be presented at the 2015...
26-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Diet Rich in Methionine—Found Most Abundantly in Eggs, Fish and Meats—May Promote Memory Loss

Eating mostly protein in your diet? A new study suggests a diet rich in eggs, fish and meats can lead to memory loss. Research will be presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
26-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Blueberries Show Promise as Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Roughly 8 percent of people in the US suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). SSRIs, such as Zoloft and Paxil, are the only currently-approved therapy, but their effectiveness is marginal. LSU researchers have found that blueberries...
26-Mar-2015 3:15 PM EDT

“Ice It.” Why the Ubiquitous Advice Isn’t Healing Your Injury

Does icing a serious bruise actually speed recovery time and assist in muscle repair? Researchers say no. Study results to be presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston on Monday, March 30.
26-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Why Gastrointestinal Disorders Afflict Women More Often

Women are more likely to have irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders than men. A new study suggests that it’s because the intestine’s nerve cells are more sluggish in women.
26-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Is Not Good for Mother or Baby

Researchers find that having sleep apnea while pregnant could make the baby prone to metabolic disease as an adult.
26-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

More Reasons Why Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Is Important

Losing several hours of sleep can slow the body’s metabolism, but what about losing only a few hours? A new study finds that metabolic effects are seen even when sleep is shortened by two hours. Research will be presented at the 2015 Experimental...
26-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

APS Announces 2015 Society Lectureship Award Winners

Masashi Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, Babette B. LaMarca, PhD and Jennifer S. Pollock, PhD to be awarded prestigious APS honors at Experimental Biology 2015.
27-Mar-2015 12:00 PM EDT

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