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Jeff Sands, MD, Becomes 91st President of the American Physiological Society

Jeff Sands, MD, assumed the APS presidency immediately following the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018. Sands is the Juha P. Kokko Professor of Medicine and Physiology and the director of the renal division at Emory University in...
17-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


APS Announces New Leadership for Coming Year

The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its new leadership: President Elect Meredith Hay, PhD, FAPS, and Councilors David Mattson, PhD; Timothy Musch, PhD, FAPS; and Larissa Shimoda, PhD. The new officers were elected by APS...
17-May-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Omega-3, Omega-6 in Diet Alters Gene Expression in Obesity

A new study reveals that essential fats in the diet may play a role in regulating protein secretion in the muscles by changing the way genes associated with secretion act. The study is published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics.
14-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increased Nerve Activity Raises Blood Pressure, Risk of Heart Disease in People with Chronic Anxiety

Sympathetic nerve activity to skeletal muscle blood vessels—a function of the nervous system that helps regulate blood pressure—increases during physiological and mental stress in people with chronic anxiety, a new study finds.
3-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scott Steen Named New Executive Director of the American Physiological Society

The American Physiological Society has named Scott Steen, CAE, FASAE, as its new executive director, starting on July 16. A veteran association management professional, Steen was selected following an executive search to replace APS’ long-serving...
27-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drinking Kefir May Prompt Brain-Gut Communication to Lower Blood Pressure

Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system....
16-Apr-2018 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stress Hormones Spike as the Temperature Rises

A new study in medical students finds that summer, not winter, is the season when people are most likely to have higher levels of circulating stress hormones. These non-intuitive findings contradict traditional concepts of the taxing physical toll...
17-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mental, Not Physical, Fatigue Affects Seniors’ Walking Ability

Low “mental energy” may affect walking patterns in older adults more than physical fatigue. New research about the relationship between walking ability and self-reported mood will be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS)...
16-Apr-2018 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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