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Renal Experts to Discuss News in Hypertension, Obesity and More at APS/ASN Conference

Top renal experts will discuss current and cutting-edge research on kidney function at the upcoming American Physiological Society (APS)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Conference: Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease in...
14-Jun-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hot Water Soak as Effective as Exercise for People with Peripheral Artery Disease

Hot water therapy may help manage peripheral arterial disease (PAD)—a common condition affecting blood flow to the arms and legs—just as well as exercise, according to new research. The findings could help people with PAD, who find exercise is...
6-Jun-2019 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Provoking Obsessive Thoughts Leads to Brain Changes in Man with OCD

Thoughts that lead to compulsive behavior in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) correspond with physiological changes in the brain, according to a new case study. The article is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP).
28-May-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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APS Announces New Officers, Councilors for Coming Year

The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its new leadership: President Meredith Hay, PhD, FAPS; President-elect Linda Samuelson, PhD, FAPS; and Councilors Sue Bodine, PhD, FAPS; Jason Carter, PhD; and Carmen Hinojosa-Laborde,...
20-May-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover New Pathway for Improving Metabolic Health

Blocking the action of an enzyme involved in protein digestion may improve metabolic health, according to a new study published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The paper was chosen as an...
8-May-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

It’s OK to Indulge Once in a While: The Body Adapts to Occasional Short-term Overeating, Study Says

Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. The...
25-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Morning Exercise Helps Keep Blood Flowing to the Brain All Day

New research suggests that exercising early in the day protects brain blood flow from some of the negative effects from hours of sitting. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. The paper was...
11-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Melatonin’s Heart Protective Effects Not Related to Its Antioxidant Properties

Although melatonin does improve the outcomes of induced heart attacks in rats, those improvements are not the result of its antioxidant effect, new research finds. The study comparing antioxidant activity and heart protection will be presented today...
1-Apr-2019 8:00 AM 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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