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Octopus' blue blood allows them to rule the waves

Octopus' blue blood allows them to rule the waves | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Worldwide colonization by octopods is in their blood! They manage to survive temperature habitats ranging from as low as -1.8°C to more than 30°C due to their ability to keep supplying oxygen to their body tissues.
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The researchers found that the forms of haemocyanin of the Antarctic octopod Pareledone charcoti, are genetically and functionally different from the temperate and warmer climate octopods, facilitating oxygen release at sub-zero temperatures.

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Stéphane Crémier's curator insight, July 6, 2013 3:27 AM

Les poulpes, toujours plus surprenants ! Et peut-être sources d'innovation technologique ?

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Injectable Oxygen Keeps People Alive Without Breathing - PSFK

Injectable Oxygen Keeps People Alive Without Breathing - PSFK | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Scientists have made a breakthrough could save patient's lives and open up the possibilities for underwater exploration.
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A team at Boston Children’s Hospital have invented a micro-particle that can be injected into your bloodstream to oxygenate your blood – without any help being required from your lungs.

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