• Arsenic-Tainted Drinking Water May Increase Diabetes Risk:  A new study reports that chronic exposure to arsenic interferes with insulin secretion in the pancreas, which may increase the risk of diabetes. The paper, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for January.
  • Taking Folic Acid in Late Pregnancy May Increase Childhood Allergy Risk:  A new study suggests that taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase the risk of allergies in offspring affected by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.
  • The Hearst Foundations Award $50K to APS Undergraduate Research Program:  The American Physiological Society (APS) is honored to announce a new $50,000 grant from The Hearst Foundations in support of the APS undergraduate summer research fellowships (UGSRF) program that will be used to fund immersive laboratory research experiences for five students. As part of an ongoing commitment to foster undergraduate research experiences in physiology, APS has sponsored 348 UGSRFs since 2000. Fellows will spend 10 weeks working in the labs of APS member-researcher hosts and complete online interactive professional development lessons.
  • Muscle Paralysis May Increase Bone Loss:  Muscle paralysis rapidly causes inflammation in nearby bone marrow, which may promote the formation of large cells that break down bone, a new study finds. The article is published in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.
  • APS Launches New and Improved User Experience for Its Online Physiology Journals:  To provide journal readers and authors with an upgraded user experience, the American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the transfer of its journals to a new online platform. The move transfers 13 APS physiology research journals to Atypon’s Literatum online publishing platform after more than 20 years with its previous and original online journal host.
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