2016 Press Releases


  • Aspirin Slows Spread of Colon, Pancreatic Cancer in Tumor Cells

    Released December 14, 2016 - Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University have found that aspirin may slow the spread of some types of colon and pancreatic cancer cells. The paper is published in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.
  • Exercise May Shield Against the Health Fallout of a Weeklong Overindulgence

    Released November 3, 2016 - Previous studies show that as little as one week of overeating can impair glycemic control and insulin sensitivity. Just in time for holiday feasting, a new study by University of Michigan researchers finds that exercise can protect fat tissue from changes in inflammation levels and fat metabolism caused by a brief period of eating too many calories. Research will be presented at the Integrative Biology of Exercise meeting in Phoenix.
  • Study Finds Weight Loss after Obesity Doesn’t Cut Risk of Certain Types of Cancer

    Released November 3, 2016 - Losing weight may not protect against colon and liver cancer, even though obesity is associated with increased risk of certain types of gastrointestinal malignancy. The research, published in the American Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for November.
  • Researchers Target Gut Bacteria to Reduce Weight Gain

    Released August 26, 2016 - Adding engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of obesity. Researchers will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society’s Inflammation, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease conference.
  • June APSselect Research Highlights

    Released June 7, 2016 - Research selected as part of the APSselect program is considered the month’s “best of the best” by the APS journals editors-in-chiefs. This month’s highlighted research includes a study on the consequences of rehydrating with soda and how chronic alcohol exposure can lead to pancreatic problems.
  • Early-Life Stress Causes Digestive Problems and Anxiety in Rats

    Released May 26, 2016 - Traumatic events early in life can increase levels of norepinephrine—the primary hormone responsible for preparing the body to react to stressful situations—in the gut, increasing the risk of developing chronic indigestion and anxiety during adulthood, a new study in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology reports.
  • Chronic Drinking Interferes with Absorption of Critical Vitamins by Pancreas

    Released May 12, 2016 - Chronic exposure to alcohol interferes with the pancreas’ ability to absorb vitamin C, potentially predisposing the body to pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases, a new study in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology reports. The findings provide a link between chronic alcohol use and poor pancreatic health.