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Older Adults’ Lungs Remain Strong During Exercise

Highly active older adults experience no limitations in the lungs’ capacity to exchange gases (lung-diffusing capacity) during physical activity, researchers have found.
20-Jun-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

APS Awards $267,350 to Its 2017 Undergraduate Research Fellows

APS is sponsoring summer research fellowships for 49 undergraduate students in labs throughout the U.S. The fellowships aim to give students a firsthand look at what it's like to pursue a career in science and encourage them to stay involved in STEM...
13-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Warming May Cause Spike in Asthma, Allergy Symptoms

A new study finds that exposure to a widespread outdoor fungus can increase cell damage (oxidative stress) in the airways. This spike weakens the airways’ barrier defense system that, when functioning normally, removes infection- and...
6-Jun-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Short, High-Intensity Exercise Sessions Improve Insulin Production in Type 2 Diabetes

A new study finds that short, functional-movement and resistance training workouts, called functional high-intensity training (F-HIT), may improve beta-cell function in adults with type 2 diabetes. Beta cells in the pancreas produce, store and...
31-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dennis Brown, PhD, Becomes 90th President of the American Physiological Society

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Dennis Brown, PhD, assumed the presidency of the American Physiological Society (APS) in April, immediately following the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017. Brown is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and director...
23-May-2017 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Officers Begin Terms at American Physiological Society

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The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its new leadership: President Elect Jeff M. Sands, MD, and Councilors Charles H. Lang, PhD; Merry L. Lindsey, PhD; and Ronald M. Lynch, PhD. The new officers were elected by the APS...
24-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exposure to Alcohol Before Birth May Make Drinking More Appealing to Teens

A new study suggests that fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) reduces the taste system’s responsiveness to the bitter flavor and burning sensation of many varieties of alcoholic beverages. These factors make alcohol unappealing to some people, but, for...
18-May-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Beetroot Juice May Provide Benefits to Heart Disease Patients

A new study finds that dietary nitrate—a compound that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure—may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease. The research team looked specifically at...
10-May-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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