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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9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3991
Website
http://www.the-aps.org/index.htm

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Can four fish oil pills a day keep the doctor away?

Fish oil is one of the most popular dietary supplements in the U.S. because of the perceived cardiovascular benefits of the omega-3 it contains. However, scientific findings on its effectiveness have been conflicting. New ...

Medical research

Estrogen's effects on fat depends on where it's located

Women have long bemoaned the fact that they tend to store more fat than men, particularly after menopause. Although it's well established that estrogen, the primary sex hormone present during women's childbearing years, is ...

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Newly discovered hormone could adjust thirst levels

A newly discovered hormone called phoenixin could play a major role in adjusting a person's level of thirst to the body's needs. The discovery of the hormone, which is made in the human body, bolsters scientific data showing ...

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