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2011-06-24 11:40:00

Scientists have found a way to take the temperature of dinosaurs that have been extinct for millions of years. But since you cannot take their temperature like you do with humans, the researchers did the next best thing -- study dinosaur teeth, which can reflect body temperature. What they found is surprising. Studying the teeth of the long-necked Brachiosaurus, they discovered it had a temperature of about 100.8 degrees F and the smaller Camarasaurus had a temp of 98.3 degrees. Humans...

2011-05-30 00:00:29

CHILL Towels cool an athletes core body temperature allowing them to feel refreshed, energized and invigorated before, during and after an event. Key West, FL (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 Athletes and sport trainers know what it takes to be a champion. In addition to innate talent, athletes must push themselves to the limits of the physical boundaries of their comfort zone to achieve true greatness. This type of physical training must be accomplished in an environment that minimizes the danger to...

2011-04-13 21:56:15

High levels of a protein associated with chronic, low-grade inflammation in the brain correlate with aspects of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults, according to a study led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco. The study is being reported in a poster session at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Inflammation is part of the body's natural immune response to tissue damage. However, chronic inflammation...

2011-04-04 20:00:05

Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Harvard Medical School, Boston have found a way of mimicking the body's natural mechanism of fighting inflammation. During inflammation cells release very small particles termed 'microparticles' that retain features of their parent cell. The scientists discovered that certain microparticles were beneficial to health, and that these microparticles contained anti-inflammatory lipids, which help terminate inflammation and...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

Horses that don't sweat "“ a condition called equine anhidrosis "“ run a serious health risk. Managing the symptoms is difficult for owners and trainers but now there's an effective, natural alternative that can prevent and treat anhidrosis or non-sweating: an electrolyte-balancing patch marketed under the trade name "Equiwinner". Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Horses that don't sweat not only perform poorly, they risk succumbing to heat stroke and dying, in extreme cases....

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2011-03-09 09:35:30

After years of experimenting with the feces of large cats, a team from the University of Queensland discovered that the feces of tigers is an effective deterrent in warding off animal pests such as goats and kangaroos from certain plants, Associate Professor Peter Murray tells AFP. "While such repellents are typically based on offensive smells like rotten eggs, blood or bone, using tiger poo came from the idea that "if you can smell a predator nearby you would probably want to go somewhere...

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2011-02-18 06:05:00

Black bears show surprisingly significant and previously unobserved slowing of their metabolism during and after hibernation, according to a new study by scientists at the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The amount of metabolic suppression surprised the researchers, since the bears exhibited only a moderate decrease in body temperature during hibernation. "In general, an animal's metabolism slows to about half for each 10 degree (Celsius) drop in body...

2011-01-22 00:00:43

13therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the company has received a new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health, for $3.0 million. This adds to the six previous grants awarded to the company for various applications of its patented anti-inflammatory peptides, for a total in NIH funding to date of $6.8 million. Wilsonville, OR (PRWEB) January 21, 2011 13therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the company has received a new Small Business...

2011-01-20 00:00:50

Over 1.7 million bottles of Nopaleaâ“ž¢ "“ the natural anti-inflammatory drink by TriVita "“ have been sold, announced the company. Reports of improvements in inflammation-related conditions such as joint pain, body pain, skin conditions, breathing difficulties and more have come in from across North America. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Over 1.7 million bottles of Nopaleaâ“ž¢ "“ the natural...

2010-12-28 08:19:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A protein identified at the University of Central Florida lab has the power to suppress inflammation, a discovery that could help get to the root causes of disorders like arthritis and heart diseases. A research team led by Pappachan Kolattukudy, director of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, initially discovered MCPIP (Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1 Induced Protein), which has now been shown to act as a suppressor of inflammation. It does this by...


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