Synopsis by Alice Day
As researchers look for new methods of treatment for incurable diseases, the rich resources of the oceans are beginning to yield potential rewards. From the simplest organisms to the complex animals higher up on the food chain, sea creatures are being analyzed for their possible roles in treating human ailments. The Blue Revolution: The Frontier of Biomedicine demonstrates how sharks and coral reefs may hold the answers to medical problems that have baffled scientists for millennia. The unique adaptations of deep sea organisms to adverse conditions such as high pressure and lack of light also have medical implications.
biochemistry, conservation, ecology, economy, medicine, oceanography, sea