Taking the edge out of workplace stress with Yoga

Study finds that several markers of stress can be significantly reduced with 15 minutes of daily office-based yoga.

Letting the cat out of the bag on wireless behavioral electrophysiology

A new approach to electrophysiological recordings in awake and free moving cats using combined video-tracking and wireless biopotential signals, including: LFP, MUA, EOG, EMG.

Early baby insight points to frail cardiovascular control

New study shows lower heart rate and blood pressure variability in pre-term babies, pointing to autonomic maturation deficits as a possible risk factor for SIDS.

An 'out of the box' solution to rodent NIBP

This study demonstrates a reliable and novel protocol for obtaining SBP and HR from freely moving rats using the tail-cuff method, suitable for deducing both small and substantial changes in blood pressure.

ADInstruments congratulates all participants and the winning team of the 10th Inter-Medical School Physiology Quiz

346 students from 70 universities took part in the tenth installment of the Professor A. Raman Challenge Trophy at the University of Malaya last month. A sponsor of the quiz, ADInstruments was at hand to support the event and conduct an educator workshop.

Scent, semantics and cinnamon scrolls

Understanding the connection between brain circuits involved in smell and memory has practical importance, but only if the response patterns are understood. Cinnamon scrolls anyone?

Getting to grips with cutting-edge wound closure technology

The aim of this study was to test the performance of a novel shape-memory alloy surgical clip, designed to be delivered by injection though a fine gauge needle.

Can we learn new information during sleep?

Researchers discover that simple associative learning is possible during sleep in humans.

Checkmate or Knockout? Brain or Brawn?

This study investigates cerebral blood flow regulation in professional boxers and finds that repetitive sub-concussive head impact may explain the progressive nature of associated brain injury.

Don’t sweat it - go and sit under a tree if you’re feeling seasick

Why does sweat release occur during motion sickness? This study investigates this phenomenon by applying galvanic vestibular stimulation and measuring skin-sympathetic activity

Bigger muscles from smaller weights? No problemo

Findings of this study suggest that there is greater flexibility in hypertrophy-specific repetition load ranges than commonly advocated.

Run like hell and get the agony over with – just don’t break a leg!

Gandolini et al (2012) investigated whether changing running technique or wearing sports shoes might lower the forces exerted on feet and legs during foot-strike.

Of mice and men - sympathetic recordings in awake and behaving mice

In biomedical research human diseases are commonly modeled in rodents such as mice. Their small size, however, poses technical challenges for physiological recordings. This study proposes a new method for recording RSNA in awake unrestrained mice.