News tagged with homeostasis

The skin aging regulator

Despite progress in regenerative medicine, with age, the skin loses its properties in an irreversible manner. The ATIP-Avenir team "Epidermal homeostasis and tumorigenesis" directed by Chloé Féral, an Inserm ...

Jan 22, 2013
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Telmisartan reverses insulin resistance in mice

(HealthDay)—Treating mice fed a high-fat diet with telmisartan reverses insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, but only when the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-δ (PPAR-δ) gene is present, ...

Jan 03, 2013
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Homeostasis

Homeostasis (from Greek: ὅμοιος, hómoios, "similar" and στάσις, stásis, "standing still";) is the property of a system that regulates its internal environment and tends to maintain a stable, constant condition of properties like temperature or pH. It can be either an open or closed system.

It was defined by Claude Bernard and later by Walter Bradford Cannon in 1926, 1929 and 1932)

Typically used to refer to a living organism, the concept came from that of milieu interieur that was created by Claude Bernard and published in 1865. Multiple dynamic equilibrium adjustment and regulation mechanisms make homeostasis possible.

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