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The Human body is challenged by our surroundings and scientists keep exploring new ways to understand how it works. Grab a beer while we take you on a journey in the mysterious human body.
Protecting your heart cardiac infarction through regular exercise: From man to mouse to man
Yan Burelle (Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa)
This talk will present an overview of the biological mechanisms through which regular exercise improves the heart resistance to stressful pathological event such as infarction, resulting in improved survival rates and better recovery. These fundamental adaptations, discovered by running mice and other laboratory animals on treadmills, are highly conserved and underly cardio protection in humans.
Cold Exposure – from survival and exploration to therapeutic applications
Denis Blondin (Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke)
With a long winter now behind us, come learn about the health benefits gained from embracing the cold weather. We will discuss how the lessons learned from our investigations into survival and physical performance in the cold shed some light on how such a stimulus could be harnessed to produce health benefits and improve outcomes following heart or brain traumas. We will discuss the key organs responsible for producing these health benefits and how they rapidly adapt in response to repeated exposures to the cold.