LAS VEGAS, September 30, 2014 – Sable Systems International sponsored both the oral presentations and poster presentations at the 5th International Symposium on the Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation (PPTR), held September 7, 2014 at Kruger National Park, South Africa.   The winning presentations were as follows:

Oral Presentations

  • FIRST – Grace Goh (University of Western Australia), “Energy balance and circadian rhythm of body temperature zeitgebers for clock gene expression in the kidney”
  • SECOND – Shaun D’Araujo (University of Pretoria), “Thermoregulation in the savanna elephant, Loxodonta africana”
  • THIRD (tied) – Tanusha Dukhan (University of the Witwatersrand), “Cognitive functioning of adolescent Sprague-Dawley rats exposed to Streptococcus pneumoniae infection neonatally”
  • THIRD (tied) – Kate Thomas (University of Otago), “Heat conditioning to improve vascular health?”

Poster Presentations

  • FIRST – Rachael Dangarembizi (University of the Witwatersrand), “The efficacy and mechanisms of four commercially available phytomedicines on rat models of fever”
  • SECOND – Nora Weyer (University of the Witwatersrand), “Patterns of body temperature and activity of free-living aardvark in the Kalahari in response to environmental stressors”
  • THIRD – Lindy Thompson (University of KwaZulu-Natal), “The potential effects of increased temperature associated with climate change on the metabolic rate and core body temperature of a small passerine bird”

The PPTR Meeting brought together scientists working on temperature regulation in various species across a broad range of themes, including behavioral and physiological regulation of body temperature; fever and sickness behavior; temperature regulation during exercise, cold and heat; evolutionary and comparative physiology of temperature regulation; and temperature and metabolic measurement – to name a few.

About Sable Systems International

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