Carla S Raposo

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OBJECTIVE Dietary intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) like alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is antiarrhythmic and cardioprotective. PUFA may also be beneficial in hypertension. Altered Na(+)-Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX) activity has been implicated in arrhythmias, hypertension and heart failure and may be a target for PUFA. Thus, we tested the effects(More)
Image from iStockphoto/olada. This year’s winter in Cambridge, Massachusetts—the home of the Cell Press office—has been a humbling experience. It has laid bare how poorly suited we as a species are to cold weather and brings to mind not only ways of keeping warm but also the adaptions of species better suited to the cold that we would emulate if we could.(More)
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