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Cyclosporin A Attenuates Acute Mitochondrial Dysfunction Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in a rapid and significant necrosis of cortical tissue at the site of injury. In the ensuring hours and days, secondary injury exacerbates theExpand
Evolution of placentation among squamate reptiles: recent research and future directions.
Squamate reptiles are uniquely suited to study of evolution of reproductive mode and pattern of embryonic nutrition. Viviparous species have evolved from oviparous ancestors on numerous occasions,Expand
Phylogeographic divergence in the widespread delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata) corresponds to dry habitat barriers in eastern Australia
BackgroundThe mesic habitats of eastern Australia harbour a highly diverse fauna. We examined the impact of climatic oscillations and recognised biogeographic barriers on the evolutionary history ofExpand
Heterothermy, torpor, respiratory gas exchange, water balance and the effect of feeding in Gould's long-eared bat Nyctophilus gouldi.
The effects of temperature and nutritional status on the metabolic rate of Nyctophilus gouldi were examined. Bats fed marked meals first defecated approximately 1.34 h after feeding and wereExpand
Neglected taxonomy and continuing extinctions of tuatara (Sphenodon)
TAXONOMIC classification is a primary determinant of manage-ment priorities for endangered species. Neglect of distinct taxa may lead to their extinction, a problem exemplified by management of theExpand
Comparison of nutrient transport across the placenta of lizards differing in placental complexity.
We have reviewed published and new quantitative data on the net uptake of nutrients by embryos of oviparous and viviparous lizards that vary in chorioallantoic placental complexity to betterExpand
A review of the evolution of viviparity in lizards: structure, function and physiology of the placenta
The aim of this review is to collate data relevant to understanding the evolution of viviparity in general, and complex placentae in particular. The wide range of reproductive modes exhibited byExpand
Field metabolic rate and water turnover of red kangaroos and sheep in an arid rangeland: an empirically derived dry-sheep-equivalent for kangaroos
Sustainable management of pastures requires detailed knowledge of total grazing pressure, but this information is critically lacking in Australia’s rangelands where livestock co-occur with largeExpand
Placental nutrition in a viviparous lizard (Pseudemoia pagenstecheri) with a complex placenta
The composition of egg yolks and neonates of the viviparous lizard, Pseudemoia pagenstecheri, one of the most placentotrophic reptiles studied to date, are described. Neonates (43.3 ± 5.2 mg) haveExpand