Physiology of the Season
In this special holiday edition, 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. Dr. Leon will look at how humans adapt to extremes of heat and cold. They will also give us pointers on how to help Santa, Rudolph and the gang as they circumnavigate the globe.