TODAY'S DATE: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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    October is a great month for physiology!!

    This is a great month for Physiology! Several of the local chapters of the American Physiological Society (APS) are having their annual meetings.   The Nebraska Physiological Society met this past weekend at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. Here are the highlights from their meeting: Dr. Bill Yates, Professor from the University…

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    Gastric Bypass Surgery Improves Blood Sugar

    Released October 5, 2015 - Gastric bypass surgery can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes along with weight loss. A new study examines why, finding that insulin sensitivity of the body's main glucose (sugar) storage sites improve after gastric bypass surgery.

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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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Peter Agre shares the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of water channels, the protein mechanism in cells that facilitate water exchange. Understanding these water channels allows scientists to study many organs, such as the kidneys, which process high volumes of water every day. This discovery provided insight into diseases affecting the loss of water in the body including diabetes insipidus.

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