Biomimicry -- What we can learn from animals living in stressful environments : lions, dragons, bears and other critters
educational resourceposted on 16.07.2015, 00:00 authored by Hank Harlow
Harlow investigates how the heart, kidneys and muscle are uniquely constructed in different animals to accommodate specific demands. Harlow will explain how knowledge about how these and other animals live in challenging environments can be applied to such things as post-traumatic stress disorder in combat-stressed veterans, long distance space travel, prolonged confinement to a hospital bed and acute kidney failure. Hank Harlow is a professor emeritus in the UW Department of Zoology and Physiology and emeritus director of the UW-NPS Research Center. Since 1993, he has been an effective ambassador for UW, helping make the center a significant center for research and community outreach.