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A New Use for Statins: Asthma

Researchers report that statins inhaled as a spray can treat symptoms of asthma. The findings support that statins should be explored as a new class of inhaler therapy for asthma.
22-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

E-Cigarette Vapor—Even When Nicotine-Free—Found to Damage Lung Cells

With the use of e-cigarettes on the rise, especially among young people, research to uncover the health effects of e-cigs is becoming increasingly important. In a new study published ahead of print in AJP-Lung, researchers find that e-cig solution...
22-May-2015 2:35 PM EDT

The Burmese Python in Wonderland: How the Snake Grows and Shrinks after It Eats


The Burmese python's body and organs grow dramatically after it eats and then shrink after the meal is digested. This study is the first to link the extreme body changes directly to changes in gene expression and show how quickly gene expression...
15-May-2015 3:00 PM EDT

Cuban and American Physiological Societies Sign Historic Agreement for Research Collaboration

Leadership of the APS and the Cuban Society of Physiological Science met in Havana to sign an agreement for the exchange of scientific information and resources between the two organizations. This partnership fits as part of APS’s goal of sharing...
15-May-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Fish Oil May Help with Diabetic Neuropathy

New study finds that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil can slow or reverse nerve damage from diabetes
6-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Researchers Find Clues that May Predict Recovery Outcomes Following Total Hip Replacement


A cross-institutional team of researchers have identified a signaling substance (MuIS) that may predict patients who will have poor muscle regeneration outcomes following hip surgery. Testing patients for the presence of MuIS before surgery may help...
1-May-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Which Is Best?

Review concludes that intramuscular injection of testerosterone replacement therapy confers greater health benefits and lower cardiovascular risks than transdermal administration by skin patch or gel.
27-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Making the Heart Beat with Ultrasonic Waves

Researchers from Drexel University demonstrate that ultrasound can increase the rate at which heart cells beat and describe the settings that can do so most effectively.
23-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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