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I am very excited to report that the Puerto Rico Physiological Society will be hosting their 4th annual meeting, “Exercise Physiology: From Molecules to Systems” on February 8th. PRPS 2014 Save the Date Last year’s meeting was focused on mitochondria and was a big success. This year’s meeting is shaping up to be similarly successful.

Congratulations to Drs. Randy W. Schekman, Thomas C. Südhof and James E. Rothman (above left to right) for earning the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research in “discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.” Cells often make products like hormones and neurotransmitters that need to exit…

Clinging tightly

Live Science posted a story recently on the sticking power of clingfish. Northern clingfish, like the one shown in the image above, live in turbulent waters off the Pacific Coast of North America. In order to cling to surfaces, the animals have what are called adhesion discs on their bellies that they use to hold…