2014 Press Releases


  • Mind over Matter: Can You Think Your Way to Strength?

    Released December 31, 2014 - Ohio University researchers find that regular mental imagery exercises help preserve arm strength during 4 weeks of immobilization. The article is published in the Journal of Neurophysiology and is highlighted as part of the APSselect program.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • A Protein Could Be a Key Weapon in the Battle of the Bulge

    Released April 1, 2014 - In a new study, researchers found that elevated levels of GDNF protein could help fight the weight gain and health problems associated with a high-fat diet. The article is published in AJP-Gastro and was chosen as one of April's APSselect articles.
  • 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.