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A systems biology approach to heat stress, heat injury, and heat stroke
Author(s): Jonathan D. Stallings; Danielle L. Ippolito
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Paper Abstract

Heat illness is a major source of injury for military populations in both deployed and training settings. Developing tools to help leaders enhance unit performance while reducing the risk of injury is of paramount importance to the military. Here, we review our recent systems biology approaches to heat stress in order to develop a 3-dimensional (3D) realistic thermoregulation model, identify the molecular basis and mediators of injury, and characterize associated biomarkers. We discuss the implications of our work, future directions, and the type of tools necessary to enhance force health protection in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9490, Advances in Global Health through Sensing Technologies 2015, 949009 (13 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2183870
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Jonathan D. Stallings, U.S. Army Ctr. for Environmental Health Research (United States)
Danielle L. Ippolito, U.S. Army Ctr. for Environmental Health Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9490:
Advances in Global Health through Sensing Technologies 2015
Šárka O. Southern; Mark A. Mentzer; Virginia E. Wotring, Editor(s)

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