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Researchers Convene to Explore Role of Inflammation, Immune Response in Cardiovascular Disease

A growing body of research points to the involvement of inflammation and the immune system on the development of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular physiologists and immunologists will meet to explore how these mechanisms interact at the...
22-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dad’s Preconception Intake of High-Fat Diet May Lead to Obesity in Grand-Offspring, Mouse Study Finds

Researchers report on how paternal intake of a high-fat diet causes changes in genes that lead to generational obesity and metabolic dysfunction. They also found that these effects in offspring can be significantly improved or abolished by feeding...
1-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Maternal Intake of Past-Its-Prime Fish Oil Linked to Newborn Death, Rat Study Finds

Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly-oxidized (“off”) fish oil died within two days after birth, finds a new study by researchers at the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. The research...
22-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Extra Fat Does Not Act as an Insulator

Carrying excess fat does not contribute to a warmer body in obese mice, a new study on the insulating effects of fat finds. The article is published in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism.
1-Jul-2016 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Reason Behind Your Group Project Fail

Group projects: Love them or hate them, working as a team is a necessary skill (or evil depending on who you ask). Researchers at Wright State University found that their natural science students anecdotally reported poor experiences working on...
17-Jun-2016 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Standardized-Exam Development Approach Improves Classroom Exams

Blueprinting may improve consistency of exams in the classroom year to year. A medical school professor will discuss how he successfully predicted students’ performance on a first-year medical course exam he developed using blueprinting at the APS...
17-Jun-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Active Learning Science Courses May Improve Student Retention in STEM

Having undergraduate students take part in scientific discovery may be a viable way to keep students interested in STEM, according to a growing body of research by science educators and education researchers. Experts summarize the successes and...
17-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Science Educators Convene to Discuss What’s Next and New in Teaching Physiology

Dozens of undergraduate and professional school physiology educators will attend this workshop-intensive meeting to discuss best practices in physiology education, including: • The changing role of students and instructors in today’s...
17-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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