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2010-06-03 08:21:30

A nutrient that's common to all living things can make hibernating marmots hungry - a breakthrough that could help scientists understand human obesity and eating disorders, according to a new study by a Colorado State University biologist. The study appears in the current issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology. Professor Greg Florant discovered he could slowly release a molecule called AICAR into yellow-bellied marmots that activates a neurological pathway driving food intake and...

2010-05-25 05:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A day after delivering her fourth child at Anaheim Regional Medical Center in Anaheim, California last December, 34-year-old Brynn Ervin suffered a cardiac arrest, the result of massive blood clots lodged in the main arteries that take blood to her lungs. Desperate to save the life of the young mother, the cardiac arrest team performed 95 minutes of CPR. Then thoracic surgeon John Eugene, MD operated to remove the blood clots. Still, Ms. Ervin...

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2010-05-24 15:03:55

Could help scientists track paleoclimate, determine whether dinosaurs and other species were warm- or cold-blooded Was Tyrannosaurus rex cold-blooded? Did birds regulate their body temperatures before or after they began to grow feathers? Why would evolution favor warm-bloodedness when it has such a high energy cost? Questions like these"”about when, why, and how vertebrates stopped relying on external factors to regulate their body temperatures and began heating themselves...

2010-05-11 04:00:00

ATLANTA, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Hothead Technologies has executed an agreement with Shafer Medical Devices, a Division of Shafer Enterprises, LLC to develop and distribute a medical application of the H.O.T.(TM) System that supports the Shafer Medical Devices Hypo/Hyperthermic Pad in managing normothermia in patients, during pre-op, surgery, and post op. The H.O.T.(TM) System, created by Hothead Technologies, wirelessly monitors body temperature, sending warning signals if the individual's...

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2010-05-04 13:57:43

Reasonable worst-case scenarios for global warming could lead to deadly temperatures for humans in coming centuries, according to research findings from Purdue University and the University of New South Wales, Australia. Researchers for the first time have calculated the highest tolerable "wet-bulb" temperature and found that this temperature could be exceeded for the first time in human history in future climate scenarios if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate. Wet-bulb...

2010-04-15 09:00:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study published by the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, "The utilization of TA thermometry offers a reliable method to measure temperature while also offering significant comfort benefits to children, decreasing risks associated with the rectal thermometry method, improving the quality and efficiency of nursing care, and improving patient and family satisfaction."(i) In the analysis comparing temporal artery and rectal...

2010-03-31 13:10:30

How birds from different populations react to infections in their natural environment As anyone who has suffered from a cold or flu knows, a high temperature is an unpleasant but important side effect of the body's immune reaction when fighting off pathogens. Laboratory studies, in which the immune responses of animals could be observed in detail, have shown that these responses display significant variations. Why doesn't every organism defend its body at the maximum possible level of...

2010-03-02 12:51:21

In newborn mice, at least, mother's milk appears to have some rather immediate and potentially far-reaching metabolic consequences. The milk intake kick-starts the liver to produce a molecule that then turns on heat-generating brown fat. "A key phenomenon required after birth is to adapt the body to a lower environmental temperature with respect to that experienced when the fetus is inside the mother's womb," said Francesc Villarroya of the University of Barcelona. "We find that a key...

2010-02-11 10:46:33

New study shows wild female bats' temperature regulation strategy is flexible In order to regulate their body temperature as efficiently as possible, wild female bats switch between two strategies depending on both the ambient temperature and their reproductive status. During pregnancy and lactation, they profit energetically from clustering when temperatures drop. Once they have finished lactating, they use torpor* to a greater extent, to slow their metabolic rate and drop their body...

2010-01-04 23:01:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and Elsevier's journal Resuscitation chose a randomized controlled study demonstrating a trend toward faster cooling and better control with Medivance's Arctic Sun® Temperature Management System as its featured "Article of the Month." The article chosen for December 2009 and published in the January 2010 edition is entitled, "A randomized controlled trial comparing the Arctic Sun to...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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