2012 Press Releases


  • Are Cold Feet Plaguing Your Relationship?

    Released July 31, 2012 - Are cold feet plaguing your relationship? Scientists have identified the biological mechanism that could be responsible for this phenomenon, a problem that bothers many couples. Read our press release explaining the study and an accompanying editorial which are published in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.
  • Research Highlights - Conference on Cardiovascular Function in Health, Disease

    Released June 25, 2012 - Why do some people faint when they stand? How might the blood-brain barrier be responsible for high blood pressure? Could body mass index (BMI) change heart rate variability? These are among the symposia and poster topics being discussed at our conference on autonomic regulation of cardiovascular function in health and disease being held July 7-12, 2012.
  • APS Program Focus on Autonomic Regulation of Cardiovascular Function in Health, Disease

    Released June 18, 2012 - The latest APS conference focuses on the relationship between certain molecular mechanisms that are involved in the development of hypertension, heart failure, and diabetes. Entitled Autonomic Regulation of Cardiovascular Function in Health and Disease, the meeting will be held July 7-10, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. Read the program overview here.
  • Mental Stress May Be Harder on Women’s Hearts

    Released April 24, 2012 - Is mental stress harder on women’s hearts? New findings could help explain why women are more likely than men to have coronary symptoms after emotional upsets.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don’t Improve Heart’s Ability to Relax, Efficiently Refill With Blood

    Released April 24, 2012 - Omega-3 fatty acid supplements have well-established healthy effects on the heart. But new results suggest these heart-healthy effects don’t include improving diastolic function, the ability of the heart to relax and efficiently fill with blood.
  • Premature Infants’ Heartbeats, Breathing Gives Cues About Readiness to Leave NICU

    Released March 26, 2012 - A new study takes advantage of a novel method to link measures of premature infants’ breathing and heartbeats to determine whether they’re ready to leave the NICU.