As we progress through the semester, please let me know what interesting
physiology sites you uncover and I will make the URLs available to 
your fellow colleagues. 

Some Interesting Physiology Links:

You had asked about the use of Heparin with Strokes or CVA, 
Here is a good site to explore -

·  Uses of Heparin

Here is a nice interview with a physician in the Scientific American that deals with induced comas...
also you can follow the link to the New England Journal of Medicine to look at EEG patterns typical
of the induced coma, which is interesting -

·  Induced Comas

Here also is an abstract that summarizes the use of sleep aids and how it can effect your EEG patterns
and quality of sleep -

·  Sleep Aids and the EEG


Here is an interesting article about how sleep assists structural changes that occur in your brain

·       Sleep Structural Changes in the Brain

Here is a nice link about heart beats in infants for those of you interested in pediatrics.

·  Infant and Child Heart Rates


Here is an interesting UTube Video on modifying your diet to eliminate the risk of the development

of an atherosclerotic plaque and subsequent CHD.


·       How to Eliminate Risk of CHD

Experts challenge study linking sleep, life span
SAN DIEGO, California (CNN) -- (Lesson; learn to read data critically) --

·  Sleep Study

Here are two articles I found on the 'net.  I thought you might like to
share with the rest of the class on the development of an Alzheimer's
"vaccine," AN-1792.

·  Alzheimer's Vaccine

·  Alzheimer's Vaccine

Here's an interesting clipping on potential diagnosis of Alzheimer's
using PET Scans
After learning a little about Alzheimers today in class I clicked
on some of the links you provided about the disease on the class
web page.  I read about the AN-1792 vaccine and was curious about
the results (I had not heard about it in the news, but then again I 
am kind of out of touch...) so I did a search and found out what 
happened.  Here is the link (through Penn State).  Maybe some other
students are curious also...
Penn State Article 
Today in class you mentioned Brownian motion and it reminded me of several fascinating articles that I had read recently about modeling Brownian motion through nature and conversely using nature to model the movement. 

I know you aren't an evolutionary biologist but this article was really cool; researchers have been using the physics concepts of random walk movement to describe how collective motion in fish and birds can be achieved so readily. I've always found the continuity of science from atoms, to physiology, to complex beings so interesting; it seems like they follow similar rules:

Brownian Movement Model

Anyways, just thought it was a cool parallel. Looking forward to next lecture!
I was studying my notes and looking at YouTube videos that gave visual explanations of the material; I found this video that explains the Sliding Filament Theory and I thought it was an excellent resource. I wanted to share it with you. I thought it might be able to help other students as well.
U-Tube Video Sliding Filament Theory

I thought you might be interested in the article I found in the publication: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Message: possible link between decreased melatonin levels and Alzheimer's. I have seen many articles suggesting melatonin as a treatment for sleep cyles and sundowning in Alzheimer's patients, but I wonder if this could be contributing to the disease itself. Some patients had 1/5 of the levels of melatonin that the control patients had. Pretty interesting


Article in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Medicine


This video helped me a lot and may help other students. This person made up hand gestures to help remember the 12 cranial nerves. Some of the innervations are different from what is listed in the book, so that just needs to be kept in mind. Skip to where he starts at 1 min, 13 sec into the video. 

U-Tube Video Cranial Nerves


Metabolic Surgery to Treat Type II Diabetes (Gastric Bypass Information; Original Article from the Annual Review of Medicine)