How Tuna Stay Alive in Heart-Stopping old

Press/Media: Research


This populate article (link below) was covering our paper:

Shiels HA, Galli GLJ, Block BA (2015) Cardiac function in an endothermic fish: Cellular mechanisms for overcoming acute thermal challenges during diving. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282 20141989. link Press release

Period19 Feb 2015

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  • TitleHow Tuna Stay Alive in Heart-Stopping Cold
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNature World News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionIt may be a little odd sounding, but tuna are very cold hearted creatures. No, they aren't unnecessarily cruel or stoic in life. Instead, they just can literally have cold hearts, with the organ somehow able to keep functioning even when deep-diving chills it to temperatures that would stop a human heart. Now researcher think they know how the fish is capable of this amazing feat.
    PersonsHolly Shiels