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The Michigan Physiological Society, a chapter of the American Physiological Society, held their 3rd annual meeting last week. As mentioned in a prior post, the keynote address was given by Comparative Physiologist¬†Dr. Hannah Carey (University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine). You can read about her research in the prior post. Here are other highlights…

Sex differences in sleep apnea

I came across an interesting study published last month in American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is a disorder in which the upper airway is repeatedly obstructed during sleep resulting in bouts of intermittent hypoxia (low oxygen concentrations). I had no idea that OSA is…

Experimental Biology Day 4

Day 4 of the meeting turned out to be pretty exciting for a comparative physiologist as well. The first session that I went to was called “RNASEQ approaches to understanding extreme physiological adaptations.” Considering the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology section business and dinner meeting was the night before, I was impressed at my ability to…