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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Sex differences in osmotic regulation of AVP and renal sodium handling

Sex Differences in Osmotic Regulation of AVP and Renal Sodium Handling

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat

Why do some people get fat even when they eat relatively little?

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.

Digestive Enzymes

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

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...

Physiology of a Microgravity Environment

This review of the peer-reviewed literature focuses on the effects of spaceflight on bone.

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.

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.