2019 Press Releases


  • Sleep Problems, Alzheimer’s Disease Are Linked, But Which Comes First?

    Released March 22, 2019 - A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer’s disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases and dementia. The article is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP).
  • Better Regulation of the Immune System May Minimize Preeclampsia Symptoms

    Released March 5, 2019 - Boosting the body’s levels of interleukin-4 (IL-4)—an immune system protein that controls inflammation—may help manage the pregnancy complication preeclampsia, according to a new rodent study. The research, published in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for March.
  • Hypertension-related Changes May Occur Earlier in Young Women with Family History

    Released March 6, 2019 - New research suggests that young women with a family history of high blood pressure (hypertension) have decreased baroreflex function, which may increase their risk for hypertension later in life. The article, published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP), was chosen as an APSselect article for March.
  • Brain Processes Concrete and Abstract Words Differently

    Released February 28, 2019 - A new review explores the different areas of the brain that process the meaning of concrete and abstract concepts. The article is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP).
  • Exercise Gives Older Men a Better Brain Boost

    Released February 13, 2019 - New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
  • Flaxseed Fiber Ferments in Gut to Improve Health, Reduce Obesity

    Released February 5, 2019 - Research in mice suggests that fermentation of flaxseed fibers in the gut changes the microbiota to improve metabolic health and protect against diet-induced obesity. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism, was chosen as an APSselect article for February.
  • Exercise May Fight Depression in Older Adults, Study Suggests

    Released January 31, 2019 - New research suggests that exercise-induced muscle changes could help boost mood in older adults. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.
  • Zinc Deficiency May Play a Role in High Blood Pressure

    Released January 24, 2019 - Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Renal Physiology.
  • Soft Drinks + Hard Work + Hot Weather = Possible Kidney Disease Risk

    Released January 17, 2019 - New research suggests that drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks while exercising in hot weather may increase the risk of kidney disease. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.
  • Sex Differences in ‘Body Clock’ May Benefit Women’s Heart Health

    Released January 10, 2019 - Research suggests that a gene that governs the body’s biological (circadian) clock acts differently in males versus females and may protect females from heart disease. The study is the first to analyze circadian blood pressure rhythms in female mice. The research, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for January.