What We Can Learn from Organisms that Live in Ice
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 941 , Segment 5
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- Nov 12, 2018 10:00 pm
- 12:44 mins
Guest: Daniel Shain, PhD, Professor of Zoology, Rutgers University- Camden There are some strange creatures that thrive in extremely cold places on this planet – tiny worms that live inside glacier ice, for example. Zoologist Daniel Shain has dedicated his career to understanding how these organisms do it. Unlocking the secret of their tolerance to extreme cold could help scientists engineer new types of crops for chilly climates or extend the life of an organ for transplant, say. Shain is a professor at Rutgers University-Camden and he joins us on the line.