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The physiology of fossils

When: Friday, 04 May 2018 - Friday, 04 May 2018
Where: Parktown Health Sciences Campus
Len Miller Lecture Theatre, 9th Floor, Wits Medical School
Start time:13:00
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School of Physiology

How fossil bones can infer metabolic status of extinct dinosaurs and our human ancestors.

This lecture will be presented by Professor Roger Seymour, University of Adelaide, and will show that the physical size of skeletons and the holes in bones that pass blood vessels can indicate the rate of blood flow and hence the metabolic rates of the organs that they supply.

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