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Exercise Nerve Response in Type 1 Diabetes Worsens Over Time

A new study finds that late-stage type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) weakens the autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, impairing circulation, nerve function and exercise tolerance.
17-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children with ADHD Likely to Have Touch-Processing Abnormalities

Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are likely to also have trouble with touch (tactile) processing. A new study finds that children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, including reaction time and...
10-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Find New RNA Class in Kidneys Is Linked to Hypertension

Researchers from the University of Toledo (Ohio) College of Medicine and Life Sciences have discovered more than 12,000 different types of noncoding RNA (circRNAs) in the kidney tissue of rats. This type of genetic material, previously thought to...
5-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Review Study Explores Causes of Physical Inactivity

A new review of more than 500 studies examines the environmental and physiological causes of physical inactivity and the role it plays in the development of chronic disease. The article is published in Physiological Reviews.
4-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Get Fewer Antioxidants? Lower Antioxidant Levels May Lessen Intestinal Damage from Colitis

A new study finds that lowering the levels of an antioxidant in the colon has an unexpectedly positive effect on gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation. The paper is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and...
28-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

APS Establishes Hurricane Relief Fund to Support Researchers Following Devastating Hurricane Season

The American Physiological Society (APS) has allocated $100,000 for a Hurricane Relief Fund to assist young APS member-researchers in their rebuilding efforts following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Applications are now being accepted for...
27-Sep-2017 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Preemies’ Separation from Mom + Physical Stress May Increase Health Risks in Adulthood

A new study suggests that physiological stress in premature infants combined with separation from their mothers may have lasting effects into adulthood. In clinical studies, these factors have been found to increase the risk of obesity and insulin...
20-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Electrical Stimulation Improves Paralyzed Patients’ Function

Nearly 282,000 people in the U.S. live with paralysis following a spinal cord injury (SCI). A review of more than 90 studies found that electrical stimulation may help restore function in those paralyzed after SCI. The article is published in...
14-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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