0:39 | Cholesterol & ApoB in Cardiac Risk
5:48 | How Oxytocin Works
9:49 | Sponsored by HAPS
10:11 | Smell Affects Cortisol / Stress
14:38 | Sponsored by AAA
14:52 | Featured topic 2: Big Ideas – Essential Concepts in A&P
The big ideas are usually simple ideas. (David Ogilvy)
1 |Cholesterol & ApoB in Cardiac Risk
Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) is the protein part of the lipoprotein particles in our bloodstream that contain cholesterol. In primary medical care, we often measure total low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or non-high-density lipoprotein (non-HDL) to help us determine risk for cardiovascular disease. As protocols are reviewed, some believe measuring ApoB is a better measure of cardiovascular risk.
- Is is time to retire cholesterol tests? (news article in Science) my-ap.us/2AEN4sw
- Apo B Test (summary of the Apo B blood test) my-ap.us/2AGg7fm
2 | How Oxytocin Works
We know oxytocin (OT) promotes labor contractions of the uterine myometrium. But how? New evidences helps explain the mechanism.
- Oxytocin can regulate myometrial smooth muscle excitability by inhibiting the Na+‐activated K+ channel, Slo2.1 (research article from The Journal of Physiology) my-ap.us/2AJsDLf
3 | Sponsored by HAPS
The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast. Did you know there’s a one-day regional HAPS conference in March? Check it out. You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there.
4 | Smell Affects Cortisol / Stress
Smells in our environment can increase or decrease blood cortisol levels, indicating modulation of our stress response. In particular, the smell of a romantic partner can reduce a woman’s stress. Hmmm. Might it also reduce test anxiety? Interesting…
- Why Sniffing Your Partner’s Shirt Helps Reduce Stress (brief article summarizing the research) my-ap.us/2AKT8Qf
- Stressed out? Try smelling your partner’s shirt (another brief article) my-ap.us/2ACl60D
- Olfactory cues from romantic partners and strangers influence women’s responses to stress. (the original research article) my-ap.us/2ALcBAl
- Helping Students With Test Anxiety | TAPP Episode 32 | Bonus
5 | Sponsored by AAA
The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at anatomy.org
6 | Big Ideas – Essential Concepts in A&P
When telling the story of human structure & function, we want our students to identify the “big ideas” and even just the “kinda big ideas,” as well as both the “main characters” and “minor characters.” By making a habit of looking for the kinda big ideas, perhaps running a concept list to collect them, students may begin to understand the essential concepts of A&P. And it may help them see the connectness of the structures and functions of the body.
- Running Concept Lists Help Students Make Connections | TAPP Episode 8
- Storytelling is the Heart of Teaching A&P | TAPP Episode 12
- The Core Concepts of Physiology: A New Paradigm for Teaching Physiology
- by Joel Michael , William Cliff, Jenny McFarland, Harold Modell, Ann Wright
- Book details:
- 15 core concepts of physiology
- Explanations and applications of a concept-based approach to the physiology course
- Cell theory
- Levels of organization
- Cell–cell communication
- Cell membrane
- Flow down gradients
- Genes to proteins
- Mass balance
- Scientific reasoning
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