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School of Molecular Sciences
 November 2019
Wednesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Heat Therapy: An ancient practice to target modern diseases : School of Human Sciences, Seminar Series Website | More Information
Presentation Summary:Chronic heat exposure, in the form of saunas, hot water baths, and sweat lodges have been utilized in many cultures for thousands of years. While repetitive bouts of heat exposure is generally believed to be healthy, it is only recently that we are beginning to understand the full benefits of ‘heat therapy’ across the spectrum of human health. Passive heating results in a rise in body temperature and changes in cardiovascular hemodynamics, including altered shear patterns of blood flow. There is growing evidence that these responses to acute heat stress combine over repetitive sessions to provide a stress-resistant profile to counter inflammation and oxidative stress, as occurs with aging and chronic disease, as well as from acute damaging events such as ischemia-reperfusion injury. There is also growing evidence heat therapy can be used to target metabolic dysfunction in obesity and diabetes through improvements in insulin signaling in fat and muscle cells. This ancient therapy needs broader application to treat modern diseases, particularly in those not able to obtain the full benefits of exercise. Speaker Biography:Dr. Christopher Minson is the Kenneth and Kenda Singer Professor of Human Physiology. His research focuses on topics related to integrative cardiovascular physiology in humans. His lab investigates how we can use exposures to extreme environments to gain a healthy and resilient physiology. He is also involved in projects related to endocrine function in women, biomarkers of aging and the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and finding novel ways to improve thermal comfort and safely in work environments. He also works with elite athletes in the use of environmental stressors to improve performance.
Thursday 28
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Professor Dahbia Talbi - The Exotic Chemistry of Space More Information
Friday 29
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Structure based targeting of the relaxin-3 neuropeptide receptor RXFKP3 More Information
Structure based targeting of the relaxin-3 neuropeptide receptor RXFKP3

 December 2019
Friday 06
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Dr David Wilson - Novel insights into chemical bonding and reactivity More Information
Bayliss Seminar Series
Wednesday 11
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Prof Rachel Burton from Adelaide University More Information
Alternative Crops for Australian Climates

 January 2020
Thursday 23
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Daniel Passon and Sabine Kahlau -Targenomix More Information
Road from UWA to targenomix: the target identification company

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