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14-01-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Spacemen upset sodium balance theories

Levels of salt in the body and sodium in the urine fluctuate over fixed cycles that are independent of salt intake, shows a space simulation study.

14-01-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

New hope for people with sound-induced deafness

Preliminary results from a study in mice suggest it may be possible to regenerate cochlear hair cells that have been damaged due to excessive noise exposure.

07-01-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Arterial elasticity link to lung function

People with reduced arterial elasticity may have impaired lung function, and vice versa, say US researchers.

30-12-2012 | Internal medicine | Article

Insights into tissue-based T cells

US researchers have, for the first time, characterized T cells located in human tissues, rather than in the blood.

17-12-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Exercise clue to long QT syndrome prognosis

The size of reduction in heart rate immediately after exercise is associated with the presence of arrhythmias in patients with long QT syndrome type 1, report researchers.

11-12-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Prematurity marks the adult heart

People born preterm have compromised cardiac structure and function as young adults, a study shows.

06-12-2012 | Dermatology | Article

Noncoding DNA sequence required for epidermal differentiation

The differentiation of human epidermis is controlled and stabilized by a long noncoding RNA termed terminal differentiation-induced noncoding RNA acting through a post-transcriptional mechanism, the results of an innovative US study indicate.

03-12-2012 | Neurology | Article

Parasympathetic dysfunction underpins Gulf War Syndrome

Gulf War veterans with self-reported symptoms of autonomic dysfunction have objective evidence of underlying damage to central and peripheral cholinergic function, a study shows.

26-11-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Young vascular systems adapt to obesity

Researchers have identified physiologic changes in the vascular systems of children that appear to be an adaptive response to obesity.

25-11-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Moderate exercise protects elderly hearts

The more exercise taken by individuals aged 65 years and older, the less likely biomarkers indicative of cardiac injury and new-onset heart failure are to increase, show US study findings.

21-11-2012 | General practice | Article

Food hardness affects bolus size, swallowing

The smaller the particles in a food bolus, the harder the food is likely to be, report researchers in the

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19-11-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Developmental key to overactive sympathetic system

Being small for gestational age may be accompanied by an exaggerated sympathetic response to physical exercise, an animal study suggests.

12-11-2012 | Immunology | Article

Hormonal component to respiratory symptoms in women

Changes in respiratory symptoms in women may be governed partly by their menstrual cycles, research suggests.

05-11-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Workout in the catheter lab gives clues to ‘warm-up angina’

Improved coupling of vascular and ventricular circulation during exercise appears to underlie the phenomenon known as warm-up angina, a UK study shows.

31-10-2012 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Cardio exercise OK in high-risk CVD patients

US study results indicate that cardiopulmonary exercise is well tolerated, even when performed by individuals with high-risk cardiovascular disease.

25-10-2012 | Gynaecology | Article

Hypnosis halts hot flashes

Clinical hypnosis results in significant reductions in hot flashes compared with structured-attention control in postmenopausal women, researchers report.

24-10-2012 | General practice | Article

Extra pounds compromise children’s autonomic function

Overweight children have impaired cardiovascular autonomic regulation, report researchers in

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15-10-2012 | Physiology | Article

Mixing mitochondrial DNA bad for physiology

Mice with mitochondrial DNA from two sources have abnormal physiology and cognition, researchers report in

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14-10-2012 | Endocrinology | Article

Male infertility linked to an enzyme complex issue

An enzyme complex present in sperm plasma membranes plays an important role in the overproduction of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress in sperm with abnormal morphology, researchers have shown.

08-10-2012 | Neurology | Article

Reconditioning advised in orthostatic intolerance

Deconditioning is present in almost all patients with orthostatic intolerance, report US researchers.