2019 Press Releases


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.