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.

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Cardiology

High-fat diet induces high blood pressure in rat kidneys

A high-fat diet after 16 weeks induced hypertension in rats, according to researchers from Henry Ford Health and Wayne State University in Detroit. High blood pressure can lead to narrowing of the blood vessels throughout ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney protein as potential target for treating autoimmune diseases

Approximately 23.5 million people in the U.S. have an autoimmune disease, and some studies suggest that number could be rising. New research using a mouse model for multiple sclerosis has uncovered a potential new area to ...

Medications

Herbal compound prevents colon cancer in mice

The active compound in Chinese herbs called emodin can prevent colon cancer in mice, according to researchers at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Physiologists conducting this study say this is likely ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ketone bodies reduce markers of asthma in obese mice

More than half of people with asthma are obese. These individuals do not respond well to standard therapies, but new research out of the Vermont Lung Center holds promise for improving asthma treatments for this population. ...

Medical research

THC in cannabis may reduce platelet function

Using marijuana may lead to platelet dysfunction, according to a new study in nonhuman primates. Platelets, a component of blood, play a role in maintaining blood vessel (vascular) health and aid wound healing and placental ...

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