Journal of Physiology

Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of The Physiological Society
History
1878–present
Impact factor
5.139 (2010)

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Cardiology

Body temperature change may trigger sudden cardiac death

Scientists, including SFU professor Peter Ruben, have found that sudden death caused by cardiac arrhythmia can be triggered by changes in body temperature. The study is published in the Journal of Physiology.

Cardiology

Don't overdo omega-6 fat consumption during pregnancy

In Western societies, we are eating more omega 6 fats, particularly linoleic acid, which are present in foods such as potato chips and vegetable oil. Other research has shown that linoleic acid can promote inflammation and ...

Medical research

Fountain of youth for heart health may lie in the gut

Why do blood vessels naturally stiffen and degrade as we age, boosting cardiovascular disease risk? New University of Colorado Boulder research has identified a surprising new culprit—and it lives in your gut.

Neuroscience

Blood flow command centre discovered in the brain

A team of scientists from Australia, France, New Zealand and the UK has discovered a group of brain cells that function as a 'master-controller' for the cardiovascular system by orchestrating the control of blood flow to ...

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