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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636146/recent-climatic-drying-leads-to-age-independent-growth-reductions-of-white-spruce-stands-in-western-canada
#1
Edward H Hogg, Michael Michaelian, Trisha I Hook, Michael E Undershultz
Since 2001, climatic conditions have been notably drier than normal across large areas of the western Canadian interior, leading to widespread impacts on the forests of this region. This poses a major concern for the future, given climate change projections for continued warming and drying. We conducted tree-ring analysis in 75 pure stands of white spruce (Picea glauca) across Alberta and west-central Saskatchewan to examine the effects of recent climatic drying on the growth of this important boreal tree species...
June 21, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630580/the-effect-of-upper-body-anaerobic-pre-loading-on-2000-m-ergometer-rowing-performance-in-college-level-male-rowers
#2
Priit Purge, Peter Hofmann, Rait Merisaar, Alexander Mueller, Gerhard Tschakert, Jarek Mäestu, Jaak Jürimäe
Elevated blood lactate has been shown to influence subsequent anaerobic exercise due to an inhibition of glycolysis. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate the influence of a short and high-intensity anaerobic arm crank pre-load exercise (HIE) added to a low-intensity warm-up on cardio-respiratory and metabolic responses on a subsequent all out rowing exercise. Nine well-trained college level male rowers (24.6 ± 7.1 yrs; 1.87 ± 0.07 m; 88.9 ± 9.8 kg; 18.5 ± 3.7% body fat) volunteered to participate in the study...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630574/unilateral-rolling-of-the-foot-did-not-affect-non-local-range-of-motion-or-balance
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Lena Grabow, James D Young, Jeannette M Byrne, Urs Granacher, David G Behm
Non-local or crossover (contralateral and non-stretched muscles) increases in range-of-motion (ROM) and balance have been reported following rolling of quadriceps, hamstrings and plantar flexors. Since there is limited information regarding plantar sole (foot) rolling effects, the objectives of this study were to determine if unilateral foot rolling would affect ipsilateral and contralateral measures of ROM and balance in young healthy adults. A randomized within-subject design was used to examine non-local effects of unilateral foot rolling on ipsilateral and contralateral limb ankle dorsiflexion ROM and a modified sit-and-reach-test (SRT)...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627061/glycaemic-and-insulinaemic-responses-of-adult-healthy-warm-blooded-mares-following-feeding-with-jerusalem-artichoke-meal
#4
M Glatter, M Bochnia, F Goetz, J Gottschalk, G Koeller, N Mielenz, D Hillegeist, J M Greef, A Einspanier, A Zeyner
This study aimed to investigate the impact of the supplementation of a pre-biotic compound [Jerusalem artichoke meal (JAM)] on the glycaemic and insulinaemic response in healthy, non-obese warm-blooded horses. Six adult mares [mean body weight (bwt) 529 ± 38.7 kg; body condition score 5.1 ± 0.49/9] were used. In two equal meals per day, the horses received crushed oat grains (1 g starch/kg bwt per day) and meadow hay (2 kg/100 kg bwt per day) which together were likely to meet the energy recommendation for light work (GfE, )...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613264/a-novel-sensor-based-on-a-single-pixel-microwave-radiometer-for-warm-object-counting-concept-validation-and-iot-perspectives
#5
Federico Alimenti, Stefania Bonafoni, Luca Roselli
Controlled measurements by a low-cost single-pixel microwave radiometer operating at 12.65 GHz were carried out to assess the detection and counting capability for targets warmer than the surroundings. The adopted reference test targets were pre-warmed water and oil; and a hand, both naked and wearing a glove. The results showed the reliability of microwave radiometry for counting operations under controlled conditions, and its effectiveness at detecting even warm targets masked by unheated dielectric layers...
June 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605609/effects-of-macro-and-micro-nutrients-on-exercise-induced-hepcidin-response-in-highly-trained-endurance-athletes
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Dylan Timothy Dahlquist, Trent Stellingwerff, Brad Pendleton Dieter, Donald C McKenzie, Michael S Koehle
Iron deficiency (ID) has ergolytic effects on athletic performance. Exercise induced inflammation impedes iron absorption in the digestive tract by up-regulating the expression of the iron regulatory protein, hepcidin. Limited research indicates the potential of specific macro- and micro- nutrients on blunting exercise induced hepcidin. Therefore, we investigated the effects of post-exercise supplementation with protein and carbohydrate (CHO) and vitamins D3 and K2 on the post-exercise hepcidin response. Ten highly-trained male cyclists (age: 26...
June 12, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602311/trichodesmium-blooms-and-warm-core-ocean-surface-features-in-the-arabian-sea-and-the-bay-of-bengal
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R Jyothibabu, C Karnan, L Jagadeesan, N Arunpandi, R S Pandiarajan, K R Muraleedharan, K K Balachandran
Trichodesmium is a bloom-forming, diazotrophic, non-heterocystous cyanobacteria widely distributed in the warmer oceans, and their bloom is considered a 'biological indication' of stratification and nitrogen limitation in the ocean surface layer. In the first part of this paper, based on the retrospective analyses of the ocean surface mesoscale features associated with 59 Trichodesmium bloom incidences recorded in the past, 32 from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, and 27 from the rest of the world, we have showed that warm-core features have an inducing effect on bloom formation...
June 8, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601762/warming-modulates-the-effects-of-the-endocrine-disruptor-progestin-levonorgestrel-on-the-zebrafish-fitness-ovary-maturation-kinetics-and-reproduction-success
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P G Cardoso, D Rodrigues, T V Madureira, N Oliveira, M J Rocha, E Rocha
Interactive effects between multiple stressors, namely climate drivers (e.g., temperature) and chemical pollution (e.g., endocrine disruptors) are poorly studied. Here, it was for the first time evaluated the combinatory effects of temperature and a synthetic progestin, levonorgestrel (LNG), on the fitness and reproductive-related endpoints of zebrafish (Danio rerio). A multi-factorial design was implemented by manipulating both temperature [setting as baseline an ambient temperature of 27 °C, against warming (+3 °C)] and LNG levels (10 ngL(-1) and 1000 ngL(-1))...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599579/forced-air-pre-warming-prevents-peri-anaesthetic-hypothermia-and-shortens-recovery-in-adult-rats
#9
C J Schuster, D S J Pang
General anaesthesia disrupts thermoregulation in mammals, which can cause hypothermia. Decreases in core body temperature of 1℃ cause significant postoperative complications in humans, and peri-anaesthetic hypothermia in mice increases data variability, which can potentially increase animal use. In rats, the impact of different temperature management strategies on the incidence and severity of hypothermia, and the accuracy of different temperature measurement methods, is unknown. Eighteen adult male and female SD rats were block-randomized to one of three treatment groups: no-warming (NW), limited-warming (LW, heat pad during anaesthesia), and pre-warming (PW, warm air exposure before anaesthesia, followed by heat pad)...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591362/the-relationship-between-renal-warm-ischemia-time-and-glomerular-loss-an-experimental-study-in-a-pig-model
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José Aurelino Damasceno-Ferreira, Gustavo Ruschi Bechara, Waldemar Silva Costa, Marco Aurélio Pereira-Sampaio, Francisco José Barcellos Sampaio, Diogo Benchimol De Souza
Purpose: To investigate the glomerular number after different warm ischemia times. Methods: Thirty two pigs were assigned into four groups. Three groups (G10, G20, and G30) were treated with 10, 20, and 30 minutes of left renal warm ischemia. The sham group underwent the same surgery without renal ischemia. The animals were euthanized after 3 weeks, and the kidneys were collected. Right kidneys were used as controls. The kidney weight, volume, cortical-medullar ratio, glomerular volumetric density, volume-weighted mean glomerular volume, and the total number of glomeruli per kidney were obtained...
May 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579159/comparison-of-effects-produced-by-physiological-versus-traditional-vocal-warm-up-in-contemporary-commercial-music-singers
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María Priscilla Portillo, Sandra Rojas, Marco Guzman, Camilo Quezada
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to observe whether physiological warm-up and traditional singing warm-up differently affect aerodynamic, electroglottographic, acoustic, and self-perceived parameters of voice in Contemporary Commercial Music singers. METHODS: Thirty subjects were asked to perform a 15-minute session of vocal warm-up. They were randomly assigned to one of two types of vocal warm-up: physiological (based on semi-occluded exercises) or traditional (singing warm-up based on open vowel [a:])...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573043/a-safety-evaluation-of-profound-hypothermia-induced-suspended-animation-for-delayed-resuscitation-at-90-or-120%C3%A2-min
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Yu Liu, Shu Li, Zhi Li, Jian Zhang, Jin-Song Han, Yong Zhang, Zong-Tao Yin, Hui-Shan Wang
BACKGROUND: The successful treatment of military combat casualties with penetrating injuries is significantly dependent on the time needed to get the patient to an adequate treatment facility. Profound hypothermia-induced suspended animation for delayed resuscitation (SADR) is a novel approach for inducing cardiac arrest and buying additional time for such injuries. However, the time used to safely administer circulatory arrest (CA) is controversial. The goal of this study was to evaluate the safety of hypothermia-induced SADR over 90 and 120 min time intervals...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566089/histone-h3-lysine-36-methylation-affects-temperature-induced-alternative-splicing-and-flowering-in-plants
#13
A Pajoro, E Severing, G C Angenent, R G H Immink
BACKGROUND: Global warming severely affects flowering time and reproductive success of plants. Alternative splicing of pre-messenger RNA (mRNA) is an important mechanism underlying ambient temperature-controlled responses in plants, yet its regulation is poorly understood. An increase in temperature promotes changes in plant morphology as well as the transition from the vegetative to the reproductive phase in Arabidopsis thaliana via changes in splicing of key regulatory genes. Here we investigate whether a particular histone modification affects ambient temperature-induced alternative splicing and flowering time...
June 1, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555071/seasonally-lagged-effects-of-climatic-factors-on-malaria-incidence-in-south-africa
#14
Takayoshi Ikeda, Swadhin K Behera, Yushi Morioka, Noboru Minakawa, Masahiro Hashizume, Ataru Tsuzuki, Rajendra Maharaj, Philip Kruger
Globally, malaria cases have drastically dropped in recent years. However, a high incidence of malaria remains in some sub-Saharan African countries. South Africa is mostly malaria-free, but northeastern provinces continue to experience seasonal outbreaks. Here we investigate the association between malaria incidence and spatio-temporal climate variations in Limpopo. First, dominant spatial patterns in malaria incidence anomalies were identified using self-organizing maps. Composite analysis found significant associations among incidence anomalies and climate patterns...
May 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548907/evaluation-of-thermal-optical-analysis-method-of-elemental-carbon-for-marine-fuel-exhaust
#15
Maija K Lappi, Jyrki P Ristimäki
The awareness of black carbon (BC) as the second largest anthropogenic contributor in global warming and an ice melting enhancer has increased. Due to prospected increase in shipping especially in the Arctic reliability of BC emissions and their invented amounts from ships is gaining more attention. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is actively working towards estimation of quantities and effects of BC especially in the Arctic. IMO has launched work towards constituting a definition for BC and agreeing appropriate methods for its determination from shipping emission sources...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521863/high-pre-ischemic-fatty-acid-levels-decrease-cardiac-recovery-in-an-isolated-rat-heart-model-of-donation-after-circulatory-death
#16
Petra Niederberger, Emilie Farine, Maria Arnold, Rahel K Wyss, Maria N Sanz, Natalia Méndez-Carmona, Brigitta Gahl, Georg M Fiedler, Thierry P Carrel, Hendrik T Tevaearai Stahel, Sarah L Longnus
RATIONALE: Donation after circulatory death (DCD) could improve cardiac graft availability. However, strategies to optimize cardiac graft recovery remain to be established in DCD; these hearts would be expected to be exposed to high levels of circulatory fat immediately prior to the inevitable period of ischemia prior to procurement. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether acute exposure to high fat prior to warm, global ischemia affects subsequent hemodynamic and metabolic recovery in an isolated rat heart model of DCD...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516050/towards-mri-temperature-mapping-in-real-time-the-proton-resonance-frequency-method-with-undersampled-radial-mri-and-nonlinear-inverse-reconstruction
#17
Zhongshuai Zhang, Thomas Michaelis, Jens Frahm
BACKGROUND: Optimal control of minimally invasive interventions by hyperthermia requires dynamic temperature mapping at high temporal resolution. METHODS: Based on the temperature-dependent shift of the proton resonance frequency (PRF), this work developed a method for real-time MRI thermometry which relies on highly undersampled radial FLASH MRI sequences with iterative image reconstruction by regularized nonlinear inversion (NLINV). As a first step, the method was validated with use of a temperature phantom and ex vivo organs (swine kidney) subjected to heating by warm water or a pulsed laser source...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515743/acute-phase-proteins-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-comparison-of-cardioplegia-strategy
#18
Dariusz Plicner, Jarosław Stoliński, Anna Rzucidło-Hymczak, Bogusław Kapelak, Anetta Undas
INTRODUCTION: Several strategies are still being introduced to cardiac surgery techniques to reduce the signs of the inflammatory response and oxidative stress. Many efforts have been made to develop the best possible method for myocardial protection. AIM: To assess the effect of the cardioplegia strategy on the systemic inflammatory response and oxidative stress. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of 238 consecutive, elective on-pump coronary artery bypass graft patients (CABG; 183 men, aged 64...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498471/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-improves-inflammation-aortic-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-and-multiple-organ-damage-in-a-rat-heat-stroke-model
#19
Fang Chen, Huimin Li, Guoguo Zhu, Xiaojuan Chen, Zhongzhi Tang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) on inflammatory responses, aortic endothelial cell apoptosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and multiple organ damage in an animal model of classic heat stroke (CHS). The rats in the heat stroke (HS) and STS‑treated heat stroke (STS‑HS) groups were placed into a pre‑warmed animal temperature controller (ATC) at 35˚C. The moment at which the rectal temperature reached 43.5˚C was considered as the time of onset of HS...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493994/spatiotemporal-analysis-of-microbial-community-dynamics-during-seasonal-stratification-events-in-a-freshwater-lake-grand-lake-ok-usa
#20
Jessica M Morrison, Kristina D Baker, Richard M Zamor, Steve Nikolai, Mostafa S Elshahed, Noha H Youssef
Many freshwater lakes undergo seasonal stratification, where the formation of phototrophic blooms in the epilimnion and subsequent sedimentation induces hypoxia/anoxia in the thermocline and hypolimnion. This autochthonously produced biomass represents a major seasonal organic input that impacts the entire ecosystem. While the limnological aspects of this process are fairly well documented, relatively little is known regarding the microbial community response to such events, especially in the deeper anoxic layers of the water column...
2017: PloS One
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