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2009-11-25 15:15:00

The mammalian system for controlling bone remodelling also regulates fever.

2009-11-19 19:34:01

The findings suggest new perspective on diabetes, metabolism and weight control.

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2009-10-28 13:10:00

Scientists have discovered that one species of starfish has a remarkable strategy to avoid overheating in the sun.

2009-09-11 13:28:13

Marathon runners are famed for pasta packing in the days before a big run but when tiny passerine birds set out on their epic migrations, the distances are too great to cover on the energy reserves with which they embark.

2009-08-10 12:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Secretary Everette James today reminded all Pennsylvanians to take necessary precautions to remain healthy and safe in extremely hot weather. "Many people do not understand just how dangerous hot weather can be.

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2009-07-13 16:25:00

Lizards are ectotherms -- animals whose body temperatures vary with surrounding temperatures. Ectotherms, which account for the largest population of animals on Earth, are found in the highest concentrations in tropical areas.

2009-07-07 14:44:13

Have you ever covered yourself with a blanket to stave off the shivers? A new study shows that a blanket can also help alleviate shivering in patients who have been cooled to prevent brain damage.

2009-07-02 08:57:00

NEW YORK, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we prepare for hotter, humid weeks ahead and temperatures reach well over 100 degrees in some parts of the country, older adults are at higher risk of health problems if they don't take the proper precautions to protect themselves from the sweltering heat.

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2009-06-24 13:51:06

A new study has found that as the climate continues to get warmer, the rate of molecular evolution in mammals could speed up as they attempt to regulate their body temperature.

2009-04-17 11:34:18

The common research worm, C. elegans, is able to use heat-sensing nerve cells to not only regulate its response to hotter environments, but also to control the pace of its aging as a result of that heat, according to new research at the University of California, San Francisco.


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