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    Is your pet overweight?

    Image of an obese cat by Jami430 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons   A new study conducted by the Banfield Pet Hospital (Vancouver, Washington) reports that as many as 1 in 3 dogs and cats living in the United States are overweight. The study was based on data collected by Banfield veterinary…

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    Caffeine Shortens Recovery Time from General Anesthesia

    Released August 1, 2017 - Caffeine helps quickly boost wakefulness following general anesthesia, a new study finds. The stimulant—used daily by more than 90 percent of adults in the U.S.—appears to alter physiological function in two different ways to shorten recovery time. The paper, published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for August.

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    History of the American Physiological Society

    The American Physiological Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members. Today, the Society counts some 11,000 members, most of whom hold doctoral degrees in medicine, physiology or other health professions. Our work, then, as now, was to support research, education, and circulation of information in the physiological sciences.

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Ivan Pavlov begins extensive research on "conditional reflexes" involving dogs' saliva production in relation to various sounds and other visual stimuli. He is awarded the 1904 Nobel Prize for his discoveries on the neural regulation of salivary, gastric and pancreatic secretion.

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