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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

Keep Calm Moms: Maternal Stress During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma Risk in Offspring

Harvard researchers find that a single bout of stress during pregnancy can affect allergy and asthma susceptibility in neonates. The article is published in AJP – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology and was chosen one of this month’s...
30-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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

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