American Physiological Society

The American Physiological Society (APS) was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland USA. It is a member and housed on the campus of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. APS publishes Life Lines, a podcast on human health, science news, physiology info and Physiology in the News. Various member levels are offered including student, senior and professional memberships. Media inquiries and assistance is welcomed.

Address
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3991
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cguilfoy@the-aps.org
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301-634-7241
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Genes may thwart seniors' exercise gains

Keeping strong and physically fit is crucial to maintaining independence among the elderly. Exercise has repeatedly been shown to reduce or slow age-related declines in physical function and is a widely recommended for seniors, ...

Mar 14, 2014
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For altitude training, a narrow window for success

Researchers and athletes have long known that living at altitude holds the potential to improve athletic performance. Many competitive endurance athletes follow a "Live High – Train Low" training regimen, in which they ...

Dec 12, 2013
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Milk-maker hormone may help liver regenerate

The hormone prolactin is probably best known for its role in stimulating milk production in mothers after giving birth. But prolactin also has an important function in the liver. This organ has the highest number of prolactin ...

Oct 15, 2013
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When it comes to the good cholesterol, fitness trumps weight

There's no question that high levels of good cholesterol—also known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL)—seem to be protective against heart disease. Rather than depositing fat into the blood vessels the way the "bad" cholesterol ...

Oct 09, 2013
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Getting an expected award music to the brain's ears

Several studies have shown that expecting a reward or punishment can affect brain activity in areas responsible for processing different senses, including sight or touch. For example, research shows that these brain regions ...

Sep 25, 2013
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Transmitting future asthma by smoking today

Asthma is a serious public health problem. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from this sometimes deadly lung disease, a number expected to increase to 400 million by 2025. One well-established risk factor for ...

Sep 20, 2013
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