2018 Press Releases


  • Can’t Exercise? A Hot Bath May Help Improve Inflammation, Metabolism, Study Suggests

    Released November 14, 2018 Hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels in people who are unable to exercise, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
  • Smell Receptors in the Body Could Help Sniff Out Disease

    Released July 12, 2018 - A review of more than 200 studies reveals that olfactory receptors—proteins that bind to odors that aid the sense of smell—perform a wide range of mostly unknown functions outside the nose. The function of extra-nasal olfactory receptors has the potential to be used in the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions such as cancer. The article is published in the July issue of Physiological Reviews.
  • Stem Cell Transplant Drug May Protect against Smoke-related COPD Symptoms

    Released July 3, 2018 - New research suggests that a drug shown to mobilize stem cells in patients with certain cancers that need stem cell transplantation may also protect against cigarette smoke-induced lung injury. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for July.
  • Tapeworms Could Prevent, Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children

    Released March 1, 2018 - New research suggests that parasitic worms could someday help prevent or treat pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for March.
  • Individuals with HIV at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

    Released January 24, 2018 - A review of more than 80 studies reveals that changes in the immune cells of people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection may increase their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The review is published in the journal Physiology.