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Tumors Prefer the Easy Way Out

Researchers from Cornell University describe a new way cancer cells invade other parts of the body, identifying a new treatment target that may be more effective than current drugs.This article was chosen as an APSselect article for April.
16-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

NASA Astronaut-Scientists Speak at APS History of Physiology Group Symposium

Astronaut-scientists from the 1998 NASA STS-90 Neurolab space mission will discuss what they learned about how the brain and nervous system work without gravity. The panel will take place at the 2015 Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston on...
26-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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

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