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Dr. Chivian looks at polar bears and cone snails -- species whose survival is threatened by climate change and what medical science stands to lose if these species disappear. Specifically, Chivian looks at how studying polar bears in their native habitat could help scientists address such human health issues as osteoporosis, renal disease, and obesity related diabetes. He describes how cone snails contribute significantly to the development of medication for chronic pain in patients who no longer respond to opiates.
Biodiversity and Human Health in focusing on the the medical implications of ecosystem change and species extinction due to climate change supports curriculum investigation of the possible effects of climate change (Geography, Science, and Social Studies) and efforts to improve human health (Health Education)
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