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Physiology Understanding Week 2014 Brings ‘PhUn’ to K–12 Students Across the U.S.

Physiologists from across the country will visit classrooms to lead students in interactive activities that demonstrate how their bodies function and teach how medical discoveries are made during PhUn Week 2014 (November 3–7).
5-Nov-2014 10:15 AM EST

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Old Aortas

Sargent College of Boston University researchers look for the root cause of age-related aortic stiffness—an early sign cardiovascular disease—and uncover a potential therapeutic target for reducing or preventing its development. The article is...
31-Oct-2014 11:30 AM EDT

Penguins Use Their Personalities to Prepare for Climate Change

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Birds’ individual personalities may be among the factors that could improve its chances of successfully coping with environmental stressors. Research presented at the APS intersociety meeting “Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in...
7-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Responses to Global Change: Acclimatize, Adapt or Die

Human-driven climate change will put much of the Earth’s biodiversity at risk of extinction. This session will feature four presentations on how individual species are adapting to environmental changes. It will be presented on Tuesday, October 7,...
7-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Getting the Most out of Aquaculture: Pearls of Wisdom from Farmed Oysters

Australian researchers fit oysters with biosensors to measure how they respond to changing environmental conditions or stressors on aquaculture farms. Their results have implications for achieving and maintaining ideal conditions for targeted...
3-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Why Wet Feels Wet: Understanding the Illusion of Wetness

Though it seems simple, feeling that something is wet is quite a feat because our skin does not have receptors that sense wetness. UK researchers propose that wetness perception is intertwined with our ability to sense cold temperature and tactile...
1-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Animal Physiology: A Looking Glass into Health, Disease and Environmental Adaptation

New research, featured symposia and information on plenary sessions and workshops to be presented at the 2014 Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology meeting in San Diego. View the full meeting program at http://ow.ly/BEI2K.
25-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

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

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