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Episode 3: Physiology of the Season

In this special holiday edition of the podcast, we’ll talk to Perry Barboza of the institute of arctic biology at the university of Alaska in Fairbanks and Lisa Leon of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick Massachusetts.

Dr. Barboza explains how a reindeer’s physiology allows survival under such frigid winters with so little food and Dr. Leon will look at how humans adapt to extremes of heat and cold. They will also give us some pointers on how to help Santa, Rudolph and the gang as they circumnavigate the globe.

Thanks for listening to Life Lines and thanks to the good folks at soundsnap.com, especially “Radio Mall” and “Filmhits” who shared the Christmas music and sleigh bell sound effects we used in the show.

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Episode 2: Prosthetic Arms, Frozen Frogs and Alligator Hearts

In this episode, APS Executive Director Martin Frank talks with University of California physiologist John West about snorkeling elephants, galloping race horses and flying pigeons.

Marshall Montrose tells us why the stomach doesn’t digest itself.

And finally, Greg Atkinson describes the benefits the afternoon nap may…

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Episode 1: Snorkeling Elephants

In this episode, APS Executive Director Martin Frank talks with University of California physiologist John West about snorkeling elephants, galloping race horses and flying pigeons.

Marshall Montrose tells us why the stomach doesn’t digest itself.

And finally, Greg Atkinson describes the benefits the afternoon nap may have for your heart. For the study abstract click here.

The intro and outro music for the Life Lines podcast is from Body Notes, composed by Hector Rasgado-Flores and performed by the San Diego Chamber Orchestra.