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Crunched for Time? High-intensity Exercise = Same Cell Benefits in Fewer Minutes

A few minutes of high-intensity interval or sprinting exercise may be as effective as much longer exercise sessions in spurring beneficial improvements in mitochondrial function, according to new research.
20-Sep-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Obesity Alters Airway Muscle Function, Increases Asthma Risk

New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.
13-Sep-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Losing Just Six Hours of Sleep Could Increase Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

Losing a single night’s sleep may affect the liver’s ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such as hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) and type 2 diabetes. The findings of the mouse study are...
5-Sep-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gum Disease Treatment May Improve Symptoms in Cirrhosis Patients

Routine oral care to treat gum disease (periodontitis) may play a role in reducing inflammation and toxins in the blood (endotoxemia) and improving cognitive function in people with liver cirrhosis. The study is published ahead of print in the...
29-Aug-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Caution Needed When Prescribing Antibiotics to Hypertension Patients, Study Finds

Individual variations in genetic makeup and gut bacteria may explain the different effects of antibiotics on blood pressure, a new rat study suggests. The findings are published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics.
23-Aug-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Protein after Weight Loss May Reduce Fatty Liver Disease

Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver’s fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of...
16-Aug-2018 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Estrogen May Protect Against Depression after Heart Attack

Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression by preventing the production of inflammation-causing chemicals in the brain. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory...
9-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blocking Digestive Hormone May Prevent Diet-Induced Pancreatic Cancer

A high-fat diet may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin (CCK), a digestive hormone. In addition, blocking CCK may help prevent the spread of pancreatic...
2-Aug-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Physiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues, and organs function in health and disease. Established in 1887, the APS was the first US society in the biomedical sciences field. The Society represents more than 11,000 members and publishes 14 peer-reviewed journals with a worldwide readership.

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