2014 Press Releases


  • Physiology Understanding Week 2014 Brings ‘PhUn’ to K–12 Students Across the U.S.

    Released November 4, 2014 - Physiologists from across the country will visit classrooms to lead students in interactive activities that demonstrate how their bodies function and teach how medical discoveries are made during PhUn Week 2014 (November 3–7).
  • Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Old Aortas

    Released October 31, 2014 - Sargent College of Boston University researchers look for the root cause of age-related aortic stiffness—an early sign of cardiovascular disease—and uncover a potential therapeutic target for reducing or preventing its development. The article is published in AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology and is highlighted as part of the APSselect program.
  • Animal Physiology: A Looking Glass into Health, Disease and Environmental Adaptation

    Released September 24, 2014 - New research, featured symposia and information on plenary sessions and workshops to be presented at the 2014 Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology meeting in San Diego. View the full meeting program at http://ow.ly/BEI2K.
  • Intense Exercise During Long Space Flights Can Help Astronauts Protect Aerobic Capacity

    Released August 29, 2014 - Many astronauts experience a dip in aerobic capacity during long space flights. In an article published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, NASA researchers find that regular, intense in-flight exercise helps preserve cardiovascular stamina. The article is highlighted as part of the APSselect program.
  • Race Now or Later? Calculating the Best Time to Compete after Altitude Training

    Released April 3, 2014 - In a new review article, researchers explore the ideal time to return to sea level and compete following training at high altitude. The research is one of 15 articles on hypoxia—this month’s highlighted topic in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
  • Not Only Is She Thinner Than You…Her Muscles Work Better, Too

    Released March 20, 2014 - In a new AJP-Endo study, researchers examined how muscle physiology plays into being and staying lean.
  • Genes May Thwart Seniors’ Exercise Gains

    Released March 14, 2014 - A new study in Physiological Genomics examines the ACE I/D gene and how its variations -- the ID, DD, and II genotypes -- cause some seniors' to lose out on the benefits of exercise.