Latest Thermoregulation Stories

2012-06-14 23:00:25

New book from Human Kinetics explains the significant impact of hormones on female physiology. Champaign, IL (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 While a man´s hormonal system remains relatively stable, a female´s hormonal system is constantly changing. According to Jason Karp, PhD, an exercise physiologist and 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, hormonal fluctuations can affect how women will respond and adapt to training. “The phase of the menstrual cycle significantly affects a...

2012-05-10 22:54:08

Protein highlights 'ideal mechanism' for development of new therapies to fight obesity Scientists have identified a protein which regulates the activation of brown fat in both the brain and the body's tissues. Their research, which was conducted in mice, was published today, Friday 11 May, in the journal Cell. Unlike white fat, which functions primarily to store up fat, brown fat (also known as brown adipose tissue) burns fats to generate heat in a process known as thermogenesis. The...

2011-12-16 14:02:58

Although the temperate climates of central Europe provide plentiful food in summer, finding enough to eat is much more problematic in winter. Many small mammals avoid the problem by hibernating but this survival strategy is generally not practiced by larger animals. With the exception of some bears, large mammals remain fully awake throughout the year, yet they too must reduce their metabolism to cope with the comparative scarcity of food. Red deer, for example, are known to lower their heart...

How Do Mosquitoes Keep Their Cool?
2011-12-16 04:36:34

No one likes being bitten by whining mosquitoes, but have you ever considered what the experience is like for them as their cold-blooded bodies fill with our warm blood? Now researchers reporting online on December 15 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have uncovered the mosquitoes' secret to avoiding heat stress: they give up cooling droplets of their hard-won meals. The study shows for the first time that blood-feeding insects are capable of controlling their body temperature,...

2011-12-13 15:00:20

Ability of Brown Fat to Burn Calories Linked to Immune Cells, Say UCSF Researchers Throughout the interior spaces of humans and other warm-blooded creatures is a special type of tissue known as brown fat, which may hold the secret to diets and weight-loss programs of the future. Unlike ordinary “white” fat, in which the body stores excess calories, brown fat can burn calories to heat up the body. It´s one of the things that helps keep wild critters warm on cold nights....

Reindeer Pant To Release Heat
2011-10-28 05:07:01

Researchers have discovered that reindeer have multiple methods of keeping cool through their thick, long coats. Their thick coats are the perfect protection in keeping the cold away from their bodies in the Arctic winters that they endure. But the researchers wondered how they keep cool when they are active and generating heat Arnoldus Blix, one of the authors of the study from the University of Tromsø, Norway, says that these animals have three tactics for staying cool....

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.