Influence of temperature during incubation on the mRNA levels of temperature sensitive ion channels in the brain of broiler chicken embryos. KU Leuven
Effect of extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal on respiratory quotient measured by indirect calorimetry Vrije Universiteit Brussel
New Findings: What is the main observation in this case? Several studies have reported progressive hypoxaemia once extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal is started in patients with hypercapnic respiratory failure, possibly attributable to an altered respiratory quotient. What insights does it reveal? In this quality control report, we show that the respiratory quotient exhibits only minimal alteration when extracorporeal carbon dioxide ...
Methods for the Cost-Effective Production of Bacteria-Derived Double-Stranded RNA for in vitro Knockdown Studies KU Leuven
Knockdown of ecdysone receptor in male desert locusts affects relative weight of accessory glands and mating behavior KU Leuven
The submariners' sleep study Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The submarine working and living environment is an isolated, confined, and extreme (ICE) environment where a continuous on-watch is required to fulfill the tactical objectives. The current study examined whether a physiological and behavioral adjustment to an operational watch standing scheme occurred in terms of hormonal secretion (i.e., melatonin and cortisol) and sleep during a 67-day undersea mission. The crew followed a strict scheme of ...
Learn to breathe, breathe to learn? No evidence for effects of slow deep breathing at a 0.1 Hz frequency on reversal learning. KU Leuven
In asthma positive phase III slopes can result from structural heterogeneity of the bronchial tree Vrije Universiteit Brussel
We have previously identified bronchial generations 5-7 as the locus of maximum contribution to the convective portion of the phase III slope in computed tomography (CT)-based lung models of patients with asthma. In the present study, we examined how phase III slope is generated locally, by specifically interrogating at individual branch points, the necessary condition for a phase III slope to occur: some degree of convective flow sequencing ...