:: Monday, April 25, 2005 ::
State of Hibernation Is Induced in Mice
Wow. The phrase 'cool' doesn't really seem to sum up the potential here.
Scientists have induced a state close to suspended animation in a mammal for the first time, a long-sought achievement that could lead to a host of medical advances for people.
By exposing mice to hydrogen sulfide gas, the researchers managed to place the animals into a condition equivalent to hibernation, which could be quickly reversed without apparently harming the creatures simply by letting them breathe fresh air.
:: Morat 11:54 AM :: ::