Tag - Physiology

Scientists explore more about how sugary drinks make us fat

These hot summer days may tempt some of us to reach for a cold sugary drink, but scientists are finding increasing evidence that if we reach too often, we are setting ourselves up for rapid weight gain. In fact, even more so than sugar-laden foods, scientists have evidence that sugary drinks can...

Cancer therapy shows promise for psoriasis treatment

HDAC inhibitors, already widely used to treat cancer, may be an effective therapy for psoriasis as well, scientists report. They have shown that HDAC3 inhibitors are particularly adept at increasing expression of aquaporin-3, or AQP3, a channel that transports glycerin, a natural alcohol and water...

Ergul named Regents Professor

Dr. Adviye Ergul, a vascular physiologist and a prolific stroke researcher at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has been named a Regents Professor by the University System of Georgia. Regents Professorships honor full-time faculty at the rank of professor whose exemplary...

In Their Own Words: Ryan Crislip

Ryan Crislip, 30 years old, Physiology Graduate Program, 4th Year PhD Student  Ultrasound as an alternative to invasive methods  “All started because I do a lot of studies with Ischemia Reperfusion (IR), especially within kidneys, and during this injury process, the kidney swells and increases in...

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