Another physiology-filled year on the I Spy Physiology blog is almost over. This year, we’ve explored dozens of topics, ranging from skin cancer, gut health and spinal cord injury to the mystery of how hibernating animals’ muscles remain strong. We’ve celebrated women in science and smiled at the thought of turkeys running on treadmills. Today, we’re highlighting the 10 most-read posts of 2017.
Scholarly articles highlight the need for more research about women’s responses to illness and disease risk. In that vein, our most popular post this year looked at the relationship between sex-specific hormones and asthma. Posts about the danger of e-cigs—especially in the under-21 set—and how muscle rebuilds during the daunting feat of cycling the 500-mile Colorado Trail rounded out the top three. Take a look at this year’s top 10:
- When Hormones Take Your Breath Away
- The Trouble with E-Cigs: Why They May Pose More Harm than Good
- Muscle Rebuilding on the Colorado Trail
- Beer Does a Body Good?
- Meet Karyn Hamilton, Health and Exercise Science Professor
- Dog Gazing: Bond between Hound and Human
- Why Does Air Pollution Affect More Women than Men?
- When Vampires Attack: How Your Body Reacts to Extreme Blood Loss
- Microvesicles and Blood Vessels and Exercise, Oh My!
- The Hispanic Paradox: Why Are Some Ethnic Groups Living Longer than Others?
We’d love to hear what you’d like us to feature next year. Share your thoughts in the comments or send us an email. And don’t forget to follow our blog in 2018.