Accession Number:

ADA411509

Title:

The Power of Comparative Physiology: Evolution, Integration and Applied

Descriptive Note:

Final proceedings 1 Apr 2002-31 Mar 2003

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY BETHESDAMD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

This application provided support for an American Physiological Society conference entitled The Power Of Comparative Physiology Evolution, Integration And Applied, held August 24-28, 2002 in San Diego, CA. The fundamental goal of the conference was to bring together comparative biologists who utilize a diversity of approaches including molecular, cellular, organ, and organismal physiologybiochemistry, functional morphology, biomechanics and biophysics, ecology and evolutionary biology to understand physiological processes and traits. The meeting highlighted the accomplishments that have occurred since the last large comparative meeting and more importantly, provided a forum to showcase new directions and approaches. Many of these directions and approaches were relevant to the mission of USAMRMC and included Cellular And Molecular Responses To Depressed Metabolism And Low Temperature, Mitochondrial Responses To Environmental Challenges and Opportunity, Polar Molecular Biology, Integration Of Motor Function Mechanisms That Reduce Energy Cost Or Enhance Performance, Diving Physiology, The Design Of Artificial Muscle And Robots, Physiological And Genetic Responses To Environmental Stress, and Acclimatization To Hypoxia.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE