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Showing papers in "Journal of Thermal Biology in 2013"


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TL;DR: Various contextual issues associated with newly developed bioheat models are reviewed, including Dependence of these models on biological properties, viz., thermophysical and optical properties are discussed.

136 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigated regional skin temperatures (T sk ) over the body, in relation to regional skinfold thickness and regional perceptual responses for both sexes using a body-mapping approach.

71 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the effects of the radiant temperature on skin temperature and surface temperature in stable and unstable thermal environments were investigated, and it was shown that the human body has physiological adaptability to unstable thermal environment.

69 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the presence of a tumor and its characteristics like location, size and properties are estimated based on the measurement of the skin surface temperature of the breast, which is characteristic of the tumor location, its size and grade.

64 citations


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TL;DR: It is inferred that the testes of A. mylitta pupae modulate testicular antioxidant responses to thermal stress and oxygen consumption rate was positively correlated with oxidative stress and antioxidant defence indices.

64 citations


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TL;DR: Residual analysis highlighted that whereas none of the individual morphometric and energetic traits correlated with hypoxia tolerance, permeabilized ventricular myofibers maximal oxygen consumption correlated well with individual tolerance to heat.

61 citations


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TL;DR: It is suggested that the thermoregulatory strategies of the lizards must vary along this altitudinal gradient, permitting lizards to keep their body temperature close to a very similar optimum and thus, develop very similar circa-annual activity patterns.

61 citations


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TL;DR: The proposed approach gives a correct estimation of the presence of a tumor and its location and size.

60 citations


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TL;DR: It was shown that actual temperature in the cryo-cabin is substantially different from the one reported by the manufacturer, which could be of great practical value as cryo'-cabins are less expensive and easier to use compared to cryo -chambers.

55 citations


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TL;DR: The results suggest that both wlocal and ΔGSC are strong predictors of thermal comfort during the WALK when sweat production is low and thermal discomfort minimal, and in a situation of uncompensated heat stress such as high metabolic rate in hot climate, ΔG SC shows to be a better predictor of local thermal comfort than wlocal.

50 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, an Arm Immersion Cooling System (AICS) was developed for use in military training environments and this paper will review literature supporting such an approach and provide details regarding its construction.

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TL;DR: The results suggest that O. maya has an increased capability for adapting to moderate temperatures, and suggest increased culture potential in subtropical regions southeast of México.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors presented the capacitive hyperthermia from physical perspective focusing on the geometric dimensions as parameters, using Taguchi's standard L27 orthogonal array, the required results could be obtained employing least number of experiments.

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TL;DR: The impact of size on temperature regulation in populations of normal-sized and large-bodied insular Mediterranean lizards ( Podarcis gaigeae, Lacertidae) was assessed, finding that large lizards would achieve higher body temperatures and thermoregulate more effectively than their smaller kin.

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TL;DR: The results suggest that the species studied here, despite living at high elevation and harsh climatic conditions are able to behaviorally or physiologically thermoregulate to achieve T b s close to their T pref , probably because of low predation risk and perhaps low levels of competition.

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Wei-Hong Zheng1, Lin Lin1, Jin-Song Liu1, Hao Pan1, Meng-Ting Cao1, Yi-Lin Hu1 
TL;DR: Results indicate that changes in body mass, organ mass and respiratory enzyme activity are mechanisms by which Chinese bulbuls adapt to warmer temperatures, and support the hypothesis that such physiological flexibility is ubiquitous in birds.

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TL;DR: This is the first study to assess thermal biology in coexisting species of the genus Phymaturus and provides the first data on effectiveness of thermoregulation for the genus.

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TL;DR: Both island and mainland populations of L. trilineata have been adapted to their thermal environment, supporting the labile view on the evolution of thermal physiology for this species.

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TL;DR: Although these two lizard species are phylogenetically close, they respond differently to human-induced changes in their thermal environments, and this introduction converts its native habitat into a suboptimal thermal environment.

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TL;DR: It is concluded that a rise in Tc of less than 0.45 °C during this period (Tc120–60) can be used as a supporting measure to distinguish between heat tolerant and heat intolerant individuals.

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TL;DR: The linear and quadratic effects of temperature and salinity on SGR, plasma osmolality, and gill Na + , K + -ATPase activity were statistically significant and resulted in an energy-saving effect on osmoregulation, which promoted growth.

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TL;DR: It is suggested that patterns of thermal tolerance in early life history stages are species-specific, and that species that transition between intertidal zone and planktonic habitats during ontogeny, will adjust their thermal tolerance accordingly to capitalize upon potential energy savings while in a thermally benign habitat.

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TL;DR: It is concluded that repeated falls of skin and deep-body temperature can habituate the metabolic response, which shows tissue temperature specificity, however, skin temperature cooling only will lower the cold-shock response, but appears not to elicit an alteration in the metabolicresponse.

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TL;DR: In this article, the effects of clothing thermal resistance and operative temperature on local skin temperature (LST) and Mean Skin temperature (MST) were revealed, and a MST prediction equation with the operative temperature and clothing thermal resistances as independent variables, was obtained by multiple linear regression.

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TL;DR: Intrinsic factors such as sex, ontogeny and body size can affect the thermal ecology of L. lutzae, despite coastal habitat features to which they are exposed also influences the body temperature of active lizards in restinga habitats.

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TL;DR: The relationship between ambient temperature and the respiratory function in ectothermic vertebrates has been investigated in this paper, where the authors found that high temperatures and hypoxia exposure results in an amplified increase of ventilation, which may be explained by the balance between increased O2-demand and decreased O2supply as well as increased O 2-chemoreceptors sensitivity.

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TL;DR: It is suggested that shade cover within nesting areas is a key component of painted turtle habitat, and that accessible, highly-shaded nest sites may be limited at the New Mexico site.

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TL;DR: Examining spatial heterogeneity across the Indian subcontinent in almost all of the traits previously investigated finds a linear correlation between trait variation and latitude and suggests that a single climatic component, the coefficient of variance of monthly temperature averages, explains a large proportion of variation in the traits investigated.

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TL;DR: The results showed that hyperthermia stress significantly reduced cell viability, and lactate dehydrogenase, superoxide dismutase, and malondialdehyde formation were significantly reduced.

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TL;DR: The heat tolerance and physiological plasticity to heat stress of two well-studied Antarctic invertebrates, the collembolan, Cryptopygus antarcticus, and the mite, were investigated and show capacity in their heat tolerance to cope with current and future environmental extremes of high temperature.