• Early-Life Stress Causes Digestive Problems and Anxiety in Rats:  Traumatic events early in life can increase levels of norepinephrine—the primary hormone responsible for preparing the body to react to stressful situations—in the gut, increasing the risk of developing chronic indigestion and anxiety during adulthood, a new study in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology reports.
  • APS Awards $403,200 to Its 2016 Undergraduate Research Fellows:  APS has announced the 74 recipients of its 2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships. Recipients of the Society’s five summer fellowship programs spend an average of 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member.
  • Chronic Drinking Interferes with Absorption of Critical Vitamins by Pancreas:  Chronic exposure to alcohol interferes with the pancreas’ ability to absorb vitamin C, potentially predisposing the body to pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases, a new study in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology reports. The findings provide a link between chronic alcohol use and poor pancreatic health.
  • Study Shows How Atherosclerosis and Osteoporosis Are Linked:  Patients with atherosclerosis are at a higher risk of osteoporosis. A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism reports that atherosclerosis reduces the number of bone-forming cells, leading to loss of bone density. This study is highlighted as one of this month’s “best of the best” as part of the American Physiological Society’s APSselect program.
  • Call for Nominations for the Editorship of Journal of Applied Physiology:  Nominations are invited for the Editorship of the Journal of Applied Physiology to succeed Peter D. Wagner, who will complete his term as Editor on June 30, 2017.
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