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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

A Protein Could Be a Key Weapon in the Battle of the Bulge

Researchers found that elevated levels of the neuroprotein GDNF may help fight the weight gain and health problems associated with a high-fat diet. This article was chosen for APSselect, a program that highlights the best research out of the 250+...
1-Apr-2014 2:10 PM EDT

Not Only Is She Thinner Than You…Her Muscles Work Better, Too

Researchers examined how muscle physiology effects leanness. They found that while rats with "lean genes" burned a similar amount of calories at rest as those with "obese genes", the muscles of lean rats burned much more energy during mild activity....
20-Mar-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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