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Intense Exercise during Long Space Flights Helps Astronauts Protect Aerobic Capacity

Many astronauts experience a dip in aerobic capacity during long space flights which can impair their ability to perform complex and demanding routine tasks. In an article published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, NASA researchers find that...
29-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Keep Calm Moms: Maternal Stress During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma Risk in Offspring

Harvard researchers find that a single bout of stress during pregnancy can affect allergy and asthma susceptibility in neonates. The article is published in AJP – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology and was chosen one of this month’s...
30-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

APS Awards $386,000 to Its 2014 Undergraduate Research Fellows

The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the recipients of its five summer fellowship programs for 2014. Fellows spend an average of 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member.
22-Jul-2014 1:55 PM EDT

Chinese Herbal Extract May Help Kill Off Pancreatic Cancer Cells

In research published in AJP - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, researchers used the herbal extract triptolide on human pancreatic cancer cells and tissue in culture. Administration of the herb decreased GRP78 protein in the cells, thereby...
1-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Stem Cell Therapy May Help Recondition Lungs Previously Rejected for Transplant

Researchers use stem cells therapy to “recondition” abnormally functioning donor lungs that were deemed unusable for transplantion. Study could have implications for increasing the supply of suitable donor lungs. The article is published in AJP...
30-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Nobel Laureate, Leading Experts Speak in APS President’s Symposium Series

Highlights from APS President Kim E. Barrett’s special EB symposium series “Multiscale Physiology: Linking Cellular and Molecular Insights to the Health of Organisms and Populations.”
27-Apr-2014 3:00 AM EDT

APS Announces 2014 Society Lectureship Award Winners

James M. Anderson, MD, PhD; Kazuhiro Nakamura, PhD; and Michael Joyner, MD receive three of APS’s most prestigious awards. Each will present special lectures at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego.
26-Apr-2014 3:00 AM EDT

Race Now or Later? Calculating the Best Time to Compete after Altitude Training

A number of studies focus on the optimal time to begin altitude training before competition, but few address the best time to come down from altitude and how long athletes should wait to reacclimatize before competing. Researchers search for the...
3-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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