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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663449/mild-hypothermia-33%C3%A2-c-increases-the-inducibility-of-atrial-fibrillation-an-in-vivo-large-animal-model-study
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Martin Manninger, Alessio Alogna, David Zweiker, Birgit Zirngast, Stefan Reiter, Viktoria Herbst, Heinrich Maechler, Burkert M Pieske, Frank R Heinzel, Helmut Brussee, Heiner Post, Daniel Scherr
OBJECTIVE: Application of therapeutic mild hypothermia in patients after resuscitation, often accompanied by myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock and systemic inflammation may impact on cardiac rhythm. We therefore tested susceptibility to atrial arrhythmias during hyperthermia (HT, 40.5°C), normothermia (NT, 38.0°C) and mild hypothermia (MH, 33.0°C). METHODS: Nine healthy, anesthetized closed-chest landrace pigs were instrumented with a quadripolar stimulation catheter in the high right atrium and a decapolar catheter in the coronary sinus...
April 16, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573750/genome-wide-association-of-changes-in-swine-feeding-behaviour-due-to-heat-stress
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Amanda J Cross, Brittney N Keel, Tami M Brown-Brandl, Joseph P Cassady, Gary A Rohrer
BACKGROUND: Heat stress has a negative impact on pork production, particularly during the grow-finish phase. As temperature increases, feeding behaviour changes in order for pigs to decrease heat production. The objective of this study was to identify genetic markers associated with changes in feeding behaviour due to heat stress. Feeding data were collected on 1154 grow-finish pigs using an electronic feeding system from July 2011 to March 2016. In this study, days were classified based on the maximum temperature humidity index (THI) during the day as "Normal" (< 23...
March 25, 2018: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549990/geographic-variation-in-responses-of-european-yellow-dung-flies-to-thermal-stress
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Stephanie S Bauerfeind, Jesper G Sørensen, Volker Loeschcke, David Berger, E Dale Broder, Madeleine Geiger, Manuela Ferrari, Wolf U Blanckenhorn
Climatic conditions can be very heterogeneous even over small geographic scales, and are believed to be major determinants of the abundance and distribution of species and populations. Organisms are expected to evolve in response to the frequency and magnitude of local thermal extremes, resulting in local adaptation. Using replicate yellow dung fly (Scathophaga stercoraria; Diptera: Scathophagidae) populations from cold (northern Europe) and warm climates (southern Europe), we compared 1) responses to short-term heat and cold shocks in both sexes, 2) heat shock protein (Hsp70) expression in adults and eggs, and 3) female reproductive traits when facing short-term heat stress during egg maturation...
April 2018: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544329/path-integral-monte-carlo-simulations-of-dense-carbon-hydrogen-plasmas
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Shuai Zhang, Burkhard Militzer, Lorin X Benedict, François Soubiran, Philip A Sterne, Kevin P Driver
Carbon-hydrogen plasmas and hydrocarbon materials are of broad interest to laser shock experimentalists, high energy density physicists, and astrophysicists. Accurate equations of state (EOSs) of hydrocarbons are valuable for various studies from inertial confinement fusion to planetary science. By combining path integral Monte Carlo (PIMC) results at high temperatures and density functional theory molecular dynamics results at lower temperatures, we compute the EOSs for hydrocarbons from simulations performed at 1473 separate (ρ, T)-points distributed over a range of compositions...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507734/divergence-in-the-transcriptional-landscape-between-low-temperature-and-freeze-shock-in-cultivated-grapevine-vitis-vinifera
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Jason P Londo, Alisson P Kovaleski, Jacquelyn A Lillis
Low-temperature stresses limit the sustainability and productivity of grapevines when early spring frosts damage young grapevine leaves. Spring conditions often expose grapevines to low, but not damaging, chilling temperatures and these temperatures have been shown to increase freeze resistance in other model systems. In this study, we examined whole-transcriptome gene expression patterns of young leaf tissue from cuttings of five different grapevine cultivars, exposed to chill and freeze shock, in order to understand the underlying transcriptional landscape associated with cold stress response...
2018: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456455/resilient-futures-of-a-small-island-a-participatory-approach-in-tenerife-canary-islands-to-address-climate-change
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Yeray Hernandez, Ângela Guimarães Pereira, Paulo Barbosa
Adaptation to climate change has been considered to be crucial to current societies, especially for small islands. In this paper the case of Tenerife (in the Canary Islands) is analysed. Tenerife is a small island located northwest of the African continent, in the Atlantic Ocean. Tenerife presents a high vulnerability to heatwaves and Saharan dust events as a consequence of its closeness to the Saharan desert. In fact, increasing frequency of heatwaves and Saharan dust events has been reported and could worsen in the future due to global warming...
February 2018: Environmental Science & Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449855/microrna160-modulates-plant-development-and-heat-shock-protein-gene-expression-to-mediate-heat-tolerance-in-arabidopsis
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Jeng-Shane Lin, Chia-Chia Kuo, I-Chu Yang, Wei-An Tsai, Yu-Hsing Shen, Chih-Ching Lin, Yi-Chen Liang, Yu-Chi Li, Yun-Wei Kuo, Yu-Chi King, Hsi-Mei Lai, Shih-Tong Jeng
Global warming is causing a negative impact on plant growth and adversely impacts on crop yield. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are critical in regulating the expression of genes involved in plant development as well as defense responses. The effects of miRNAs on heat-stressed Arabidopsis warrants further investigation. Heat stress increased the expression of miR160 and its precursors but considerably reduced that of its targets, ARF10, ARF16 , and ARF17 . To study the roles of miR160 during heat stress, transgenic Arabidopsis plants overexpressing miR160 precursor a (160OE) and artificial miR160 (MIM160), which mimics an inhibitor of miR160, were created...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443862/red-tides-mass-casualty-and-whole-blood-at-sea-red-tides
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Benjamin T Miller, Andrew H Lin, Susan C Clark, Andrew P Cap, Joseph J Dubose
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Navy's casualty-receiving ships provide remote damage control resuscitation (RDCR) platforms to treat injured combatants deployed afloat and ashore. We report a significant mass casualty incident aboard the USS Bataan, and the most warm fresh whole blood (WFWB) transfused at sea for traumatic hemorrhagic shock since the Vietnam War. METHODS: Casualty-receiving ships have robust medical capabilities, including a frozen blood bank with packed red blood cells (pRBC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442224/vitamin-c-and-sodium-bicarbonate-enhance-the-antioxidant-ability-of-h9c2-cells-and-induce-hsps-to-relieve-heat-stress
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Bin Yin, Shu Tang, Jiarui Sun, Xiaohui Zhang, Jiao Xu, Liangjiao Di, Zhihong Li, Yurong Hu, Endong Bao
Heat stress is exacerbated by global warming and affects human and animal health, leading to heart damage caused by imbalances in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the antioxidant system, acid-base chemistry, electrolytes and respiratory alkalosis. Vitamin C scavenges excess ROS, and sodium bicarbonate maintains acid-base and electrolyte balance, and alleviates respiratory alkalosis. Herein, we explored the ability of vitamin C alone and in combination with equimolar sodium bicarbonate (Vitamin C-Na) to stimulate endogenous antioxidants and heat shock proteins (HSPs) to relieve heat stress in H9C2 cells...
February 13, 2018: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413927/temporal-acclimation-of-microchloropsis-gaditana-ccmp526-in-response-to-hypersalinity
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Anbarasu Karthikaichamy, Pranali Deore, Sanjeeva Srivastava, Ross Coppel, Dieter Bulach, John Beardall, Santosh Noronha
Evaporation from culture ponds and raceways can subject algae to hypersalinity stress, and this is exacerbated by global warming. We investigated the effect of salinity on a marine microalga, Microchloropsis gaditana, which is of industrial significance because of its high lipid-accumulating capability. Both short-term (hours) and medium-term (days) effects of salinity were studied across various salinities (37.5, 55, 70 and 100 PSU). Salinity above 55 PSU suppressed cell growth and specific growth rate was significantly reduced at 100 PSU...
January 16, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412486/chromosomal-inversions-promote-genomic-islands-of-concerted-evolution-of-hsp70-genes-in-the-drosophila-subobscura-species-subgroup
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Marta Puig Giribets, María Pilar García Guerreiro, Mauro Santos, Francisco J Ayala, Rosa Tarrío, Francisco Rodríguez-Trelles
Heat-shock (HS) assays to understand the connection between standing inversion variation and evolutionary response to climate change in D. subobscura found that "warm-climate" inversion O3+4 exhibits non-HS levels of Hsp70 protein like those of "cold-climate" OST after HS induction. This was unexpected, as overexpression of Hsp70 can incur multiple fitness costs. To understand the genetic basis of this finding, we have determined the genomic sequence organization of the Hsp70 family in four different inversions, including OST , O3+4 , O3+4+8 and O3+4+16 , using as outgroups the remainder of the subobscura species subgroup, namely D...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376698/measurement-of-preheat-due-to-nonlocal-electron-transport-in-warm-dense-matter
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K Falk, M Holec, C J Fontes, C L Fryer, C W Greeff, H M Johns, D S Montgomery, D W Schmidt, M Šmíd
This Letter presents a novel approach to study electron transport in warm dense matter. It also includes the first x-ray Thomson scattering (XRTS) measurement from low-density CH foams compressed by a strong laser-driven shock at the OMEGA laser facility. The XRTS measurement is combined with velocity interferometry (VISAR) and optical pyrometry (SOP) providing a robust measurement of thermodynamic conditions in the shock. Evidence of significant preheat contributing to elevated temperatures reaching 17.5-35 eV in shocked CH foam is measured by XRTS...
January 12, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364910/climatic-shocks-associate-with-innovation-in-science-and-technology
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Carsten K W De Dreu, Mathijs A van Dijk
Human history is shaped by landmark discoveries in science and technology. However, across both time and space the rate of innovation is erratic: Periods of relative inertia alternate with bursts of creative science and rapid cascades of technological innovations. While the origins of the rise and fall in rates of discovery and innovation remain poorly understood, they may reflect adaptive responses to exogenously emerging threats and pressures. Here we examined this possibility by fitting annual rates of scientific discovery and technological innovation to climatic variability and its associated economic pressures and resource scarcity...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354927/-startup-mechanism-of-moxibustion-warming-and-dredging-function
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Kaiyu Huang, Shuang Liang, Zheng Sun, Jianbin Zhang
With "moxibustion" and "warm stimulation" as the keywords, the literature on moxibustion mechanism of warming and dredging from June 1st, 1995 to June 1st, 2016 was collected from PubMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Wanfang database. The startup mechanism of moxibustion warming and dredging function was analyzed in terms of moxibustion warming stimulation. The results were found that moxibustion was based on local rising temperature of acupoint. It activated local specific receptors, heat sensitive immune cells, heat shock proteins and so on to start the warming and dredging function and produce various local effects...
September 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347225/first-principles-equation-of-state-and-shock-compression-predictions-of-warm-dense-hydrocarbons
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Shuai Zhang, Kevin P Driver, François Soubiran, Burkhard Militzer
We use path integral Monte Carlo and density functional molecular dynamics to construct a coherent set of equations of state (EOS) for a series of hydrocarbon materials with various C:H ratios (2:1, 1:1, 2:3, 1:2, and 1:4) over the range of 0.07-22.4gcm^{-3} and 6.7×10^{3}-1.29×10^{8}K. The shock Hugoniot curve derived for each material displays a single compression maximum corresponding to K-shell ionization. For C:H = 1:1, the compression maximum occurs at 4.7-fold of the initial density and we show radiation effects significantly increase the shock compression ratio above 2 Gbar, surpassing relativistic effects...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237575/acclimation-capacity-of-the-cardiac-hsp70-and-hsp90-response-to-thermal-stress-in-lake-trout-salvelinus-namaycush-a-stenothermal-ice-age-relict
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Nicholas I Kelly, Chris C Wilson, Suzanne Currie, Gary Burness
The ability of cold-adapted species to persist in the face of climate change will depend on the capacity of individuals for thermal acclimation, adaptation, and the degree of physiological variation that exists among populations. We tested the acclimation capacity of cardiac HSP70 and HSP90 in four populations of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), a cold-adapted salmonid. We acclimated fish to four temperatures (8°C, 11°C, 15°C, and 19°C) and measured cardiac HSP70 and HSP90 levels by western blot prior to and following an acute (1h) heat shock at 23°C...
December 10, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158138/different-ecophysiological-responses-of-freshwater-fish-to-warming-and-acidification
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Tiago F Jesus, Inês C Rosa, Tiago Repolho, Ana R Lopes, Marta S Pimentel, Vera M F Almeida-Val, Maria M Coelho, Rui Rosa
Future climate change scenarios predict threatening outcomes to biodiversity. Available empirical data concerning biological response of freshwater fish to climate change remains scarce. In this study, we investigated the physiological and biochemical responses of two Iberian freshwater fish species (Squalius carolitertii and the endangered S. torgalensis), inhabiting different climatic conditions, to projected future scenarios of warming (+3°C) and acidification (ΔpH=-0.4). Herein, metabolic enzyme activities of glycolytic (citrate synthase - CS, lactate dehydrogenase - LDH) and antioxidant (glutathione S-transferase, catalase and superoxide dismutase) pathways, as well as the heat shock response (HSR) and lipid peroxidation were determined...
February 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151575/new-science-of-climate-change-impacts-on-agriculture-implies-higher-social-cost-of-carbon
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Frances C Moore, Uris Baldos, Thomas Hertel, Delavane Diaz
Despite substantial advances in climate change impact research in recent years, the scientific basis for damage functions in economic models used to calculate the social cost of carbon (SCC) is either undocumented, difficult to trace, or based on a small number of dated studies. Here we present new damage functions based on the current scientific literature and introduce these into an integrated assessment model (IAM) in order to estimate a new SCC. We focus on the agricultural sector, use two methods for determining the yield impacts of warming, and the GTAP CGE model to calculate the economic consequences of yield shocks...
November 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146915/transcriptional-profiling-provides-new-insights-into-the-role-of-nitric-oxide-in-enhancing-ganoderma-oregonense-resistance-to-heat-stress
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Cheng Chen, Qiang Li, Qiangfeng Wang, Daihua Lu, Hong Zhang, Jian Wang, Rongtao Fu
Ganoderma is well known for its use in traditional Chinese medicine and is widely cultivated in China, Korea, and Japan. Increased temperatures associated with global warming are negatively influencing the growth and development of Ganoderma. Nitric oxide is reported to play an important role in alleviating fungal heat stress (HS). However, the transcriptional profiling of Ganoderma oregonense in response to HS, as well as the transcriptional response regulated by NO to cope with HS has not been reported. We used RNA-Seq technology to generate large-scale transcriptome data from G...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142326/complex-organic-molecules-in-strongly-uv-irradiated-gas
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S Cuadrado, J R Goicoechea, J Cernicharo, A Fuente, J Pety, B Tercero
We investigate the presence of complex organic molecules (COMs) in strongly UV-irradiated interstellar molecular gas. We have carried out a complete millimetre (mm) line survey using the IRAM 30 m telescope towards the edge of the Orion Bar photodissociation region (PDR), close to the H2 dissociation front, a position irradiated by a very intense far-UV (FUV) radiation field. These observations have been complemented with 8.5″ resolution maps of the H2 CO J K a , K c = 51,5 → 41,4 and C18 O J = 3 → 2 emission at 0...
July 2017: Astronomy and Astrophysics
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