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Physiology, Human

Articles on Human Physiology, which is concerned with the processes that occur in humans

Physiology, Human Articles

Functions of Pulmonary Epithelial Integrins: From Development to Disease
Signals from integrins are now known to play critical roles in virtually every aspect of the behavior of epithelial cells, including survival, proliferation, maintenance of polarity, secretory differentiation, and malignant transformation.

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated, 12 pages

New Research Suggests REM Is About Eyes Not Dreams
A Columbia University researcher is "stirring" up conventional views on the function of rapid eye movement(REM) sleep.

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: 5.00

Whiplash injuries -- are they caused by startle reflexes?
New research published in The Journal of Physiology suggests that a cause of whiplash injuries could be startle reflexes elicited by unexpected loud sounds.

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Researchers Discover Why Some Athletes' Performances Fail To Improve On A Live-High, Train-Low Regimen
Exercise physiology researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have learned why certain athletes don't respond to the internationally accepted "live-high, train-low" paradigm.

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: 1.00

Women with low body iron find exercise harder
Women with low body iron, yet who are not anemic, have a much harder time sustaining exercise and adapting to training

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: 2.00

Estrogen receptor-{alpha} antisense decreases brain estrogen receptor levels and affects ventilation in male and female rats
Report Among the Highlighted Topics on Gender Differences in the October Edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: 4.00

Sex differences in osmotic regulation of AVP and renal sodium handling
Sex Differences in Osmotic Regulation of AVP and Renal Sodium Handling

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: 3.00

Physiology and pathophysiology of obesity
The rate of obesity in the United States has doubled, Type 2 diabetes has increased nine-fold, and heart disease remains the number one cause of death for Americans. Sixty percent of all Americans are at risk, including children.

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: 1.50

Oxytocin/vasopressin research sees new clinical applications, key role in social behavior
Research into the neurohypophyseal hormones best known for birth-related and renal functions point to potential clinical applications in heart failure, septic shock, premature delivery, and key roles in social behavior like parenting and romance

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Finally, JAP study shows headdown bedrest precisely mimics human physiology in spaceflight
With President Bush talking up trips to the moon and Mars, and a new satellite circling the red planet, ever wonder what it feels like in space?

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Early origins of obesity: Programming the appetite regulatory system
An article in The Journal of Physiology presents important research showing that events before birth can permanently change patterns of appetite and fat deposition in child and adult life.

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Adaptation to oxygen deprivation elucidates tumor physiology
Two new studies in the March Cell Metabolism reveal a survival mechanism by which cells adapt to oxygen starvation by ratcheting down their demand.

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Analysis of the Hard Palate as a Donor Site for Bone Grafting
Abstract : The palate bone could be a favorable zone as a graft donor site whenever there is certainty in determining its thickness.

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat
Why do some people get fat even when they eat relatively little?

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Area of brain controlling the body’s response to exercise identified
The part of the brain which prepares our bodies for exercise, and controls our circulation and breathing while we exercise, has been identified by Oxford researchers.

Date: 6 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Digestive Enzymes
Everything you need to know about how the food you eat gets digested!

Date: 4 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.38

It's Not Fair! We Are Programmed To Resist Weight Loss
News: Research confirming the human body is designed to strongly resist attempts to lose weight...

Date: 7 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Physiology of a Microgravity Environment
This review of the peer-reviewed literature focuses on the effects of spaceflight on bone.

Date: 21 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.30, 11 pages

Exercise Effects of Muscle Insulin Signaling and Action Invited Review: Exercise training-induced changes in insulin signaling in skeletal muscle
This review will provide insight on the current understanding of the intracellular signaling mechanisms by which exercise training increases glucose metabolism and gene expression in skeletal muscle.

Date: 21 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.29, 9 pages

Generation of resting membrane potential
This brief review is intended to serve as a refresher on the ideas associated with teaching students the physiological basis of the resting membrane potential.

Date: 21 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.33, 6 pages