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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...
4/3/2014 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+...
4/1/2014 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....
3/20/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Genes May Thwart Seniors' Exercise Gains

A new study in Physiological Genomics examines the ACE I/D gene and how its variations—the ID, DD, and II genotypes—cause some seniors’ to lose out on the benefits of exercise.
3/14/2014 11:00 AM EDT

APS Elects New 2014 Officers


APS names Patricia E. Molina, MD, PhD as the new president-elect. Barbara Alexander, PhD, Rudy M. Ortiz, PhD, and Bill Yates, PhD, were also announced as new APS Councillors.
2/26/2014 8:30 AM EST

The American Physiological Society Launches APSselect


The American Physiological Society (APS) announces APSselect, which each month, provides free access to selected top APS research articles. APSselect highlights current articles from the more than 250 papers published twice monthly by the Society's...
2/3/2014 11:00 AM EST

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Heart Defects May Be Caused by Altered Function, Not Structure

Study utilizing using animal model finds fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) heart defects may be caused by altered function, not structure.
12/30/2013 11:00 AM EST

For Altitude Training, a Narrow Window for Success

In a new study, researchers found that living between 2000 and 2500 meters above sea level offered the best performance enhancement compared to living at higher or lower elevations. These findings could help competitive endurance athletes and their...
12/12/2013 11:00 AM EST

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