• Jeff Sands, MD, Becomes 91st President of the American Physiological Society:  Jeff Sands, MD, assumed the APS presidency immediately following the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018. Sands is the Juha P. Kokko Professor of Medicine and Physiology and the director of the renal division at Emory University in Atlanta.
  • APS Announces New Leadership for Coming Year:  The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its new leadership: President Elect Meredith Hay, PhD, FAPS, and Councilors David Mattson, PhD; Timothy Musch, PhD, FAPS; and Larissa Shimoda, PhD. The new officers were elected by APS membership and took office last month at the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology (EB) in San Diego.
  • Omega-3, Omega-6 in Diet Alters Gene Expression in Obesity:  A new study reveals that essential fats in the diet may play a role in regulating protein secretion in the muscles by changing the way genes associated with secretion act. The study is published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics.
  • Increased Nerve Activity Raises Blood Pressure, Risk of Heart Disease in People with Chronic Anxiety:  Sympathetic nerve activity to skeletal muscle blood vessels—a function of the nervous system that helps regulate blood pressure—increases during physiological and mental stress in people with chronic anxiety, a new study finds. Over time, this response may increase the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, although the study did not test this specifically. The study, published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for May.
  • Stress Hormones Spike as the Temperature Rises:  A new study in medical students finds that summer, not winter, is the season when people are most likely to have higher levels of circulating stress hormones. These non-intuitive findings contradict traditional concepts of the taxing physical toll of winter and the relaxed ease of summer. Researchers will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego.
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  • Call for Nominations for EIC of Comprehensive Physiology :  Nominations are invited for the Editorship of Comprehensive Physiology to succeed David M. Pollock, who will complete his term as Editor on June 30, 2019. The APS Publications Committee plans to interview candidates in the Fall of 2018.