Press releases

The Physiological Society promotes the latest research published in its three peer reviewed journals The Journal of Physiology, Experimental Physiology and Physiological Reports. We also press release research that will be presented at our upcoming scientific confererences. Please see below for a list of our press releases.

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Press releases

27 April 2016
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain, shortens periods of apnoea (temporary cessation of breathing) and promotes inspiration, according to a study published today in Experimental Physiology.
25 February 2016
Long-term exercise appears to be beneficial for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) like mice, suggesting a potential of active physiotherapy for patient care; according to a study published today in The Jo
10 February 2016
Scientist have discovered a way to make neurons respond to a placebo (a medically ineffective treatment), in the same way as they would to medically effective treatment, according to a study published
09 February 2016
Mild stress stimulates the activity and heat production by brown fat associated with raised cortisol, according to a study published today in Experimental Physiology.
15 December 2015
Exercise can reduce the amount and intensity of hot flushes experienced during the menopause, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology.
14 October 2015
Elsie Moore, a 15 year-old student at The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester, won The Physiological Society’s national ‘Women in Physiology’ school poster competition.
12 October 2015
Lack of oxygen during pregnancy combined with high salt intake in later life can damage vascular function in the offspring of mice, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology.
05 October 2015
The simple act of chewing triggers a state of arousal with a sudden increase in blood pressure, according to a study published today in Experimental Physiology.
21 September 2015
Researchers found that muscle fibres of bodybuilders and power athletes generate a higher isometric force (muscle contraction generates tension without changing its length) compared to controls, but t
15 September 2015
Three hours of uninterrupted sitting causes substantial disruption to vascular function in the legs in young girls, according to a study published today in Experimental Physiology.