Latest Thermoregulation Stories

2008-08-05 09:00:40

  Rick Lundquist As I write this, I'm bidding farewell to another 111 degree day in Arizona. Yesterday, I walked a 4,000 cow dry lot dairy from one end to the other observing cows.

2008-07-14 09:01:11

SAN DIEGO, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies, Inc., announced today that InnerCool's RapidBlue(TM) endovascular temperature modulation system conforms to the European Union CE Mark requirements for use in inducing, maintaining and reversing mild hypothermia in a variety of clinical indications including cardiac arrest, neurosurgery, fever, cardiovascular re-warming, trauma re-warming, and potential additional applications...

2008-07-11 00:00:30

More than 6,200 people are hospitalized each summer due to excessive heat and the poor, uninsured and elderly are at highest risk, U.S. officials said. A report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S.

2008-06-30 12:03:14

RESEDA, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As heat waves plague much of the United States with the hottest days yet to come, the medical director for the famed nonprofit Los Angeles Jewish Home -- one of the country's largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles -- has offered tips for the nation's elderly to avoid the health dangers of extreme heat.

2008-06-14 13:27:08

Whether in Canada or the Caribbean, tree leaves don't have to worry about the temperature outside - they have their own built-in climate control that always aims to keep them comfortable, a new study finds. The long-standing view of plant biologists was that the temperature of a photosynthesizing leaf would be the same as that of the surrounding air. But in a survey of 39 tree species ranging over 50 degrees of latitude across North America (between Puerto Rico and Canada),...

2008-06-11 16:15:00

The temperature inside a healthy, photosynthesizing tree leaf is affected less by outside environmental temperature than originally believed, according to new research from biologists at the University of Pennsylvania.

2008-03-25 11:20:00

Heart rate and metabolism drop, while blood pressure and oxygen levels maintained

2007-02-15 06:00:41

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The hospitals rated the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report are committed to quality patient care. Three of the top five, and more than a third of the 14 who made the list, have something else in common.

2007-01-31 14:23:05

March of the Penguins, the Oscar® winning documentary, showed how the emperor penguins endure their incubation and fast for four dark and bitterly cold months each year. The tight huddling among these South Pole penguins is a key energy-saving mechanism that allows them to endure their extremely harsh conditions.

2006-12-19 14:20:00

A new study looks at the benefits of huddling vs. solitude, comparing strategies used by striped skunks to get through long, cold winters in northern climates.