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Can’t Exercise? A Hot Bath May Help Improve Inflammation, Metabolism, Study Suggests

Hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels in people who are unable to exercise, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
15-Nov-2018 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Eat Your Vegetables (and Fish): Another Reason Why They May Promote Heart Health

Elevated levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO)—a compound linked with the consumption of fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet—may reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms. New research in rats finds that low-dose treatment...
6-Nov-2018 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Plant-based ‘Road Salt’ Good for Highways but Not for Insects

Beet juice deicer, a natural alternative to road salt that is considered to be an eco-friendlier winter road management solution, may not be ecologically friendly to nearby aquatic species. The findings—the first to explore the physiological...
29-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

As Canadian Oil Exports Increase, New Research Explores Effects of Crude Oil on Native Salmon Populations

Oil spills spell disaster for affected wildlife, leading to a number of detrimental outcomes, including suffocation, poisoning and longer-term problems related to exposure to crude oil and its components. New research out of the University of Guelph...
26-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bigger = Better: Big Bees Fly Better in Hotter Temps than Smaller Ones Do

New Orleans (October 25, 2018)—Arizona State University researchers have found that larger tropical stingless bee species fly better in hot conditions than smaller bees do and that larger size may help certain bee species better tolerate high body...
26-Oct-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Hibernators Could Help Humans Treat Illness, Conserve Energy and Get to Mars

Researchers will gather today to discuss the potential for hibernation and the related process, torpor, to aid human health in spaceflight at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Comparative Physiology: Complexity and Integration conference...
25-Oct-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate Change a Threat to Even the Most Tolerant Oysters

Climate change-associated severe weather events may cause flooding that threatens the survival of the Olympia oyster, new research suggests. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Comparative Physiology:...
25-Oct-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Tale of Two Fishes: Researchers Observe How Canadian and Californian Rainbow Trout Populations Respond to Higher Temps

Natural variation may help decide which rainbow trout strains are likely to survive worldwide global warming, according to a new study. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Comparative Physiology:...
25-Oct-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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