Hibernation: Deeeeeeep sleeeeeeeep

 


1. Chillin' out

2. Cold trance or transplant?

3. Stroke of luck

4. Waking, meeting, sleeping, mating


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Paper:
Delta Opioid Peptide Augments Functional Effects and Intrastriatal Graft Survival of Rat Fetal Ventral Mesencephalic Cells, Cesario Borlongan et al, Cell Transplant. 2001 Jan-Feb;10(1):53-8.

Treatment with Delta Opioid Peptide Enhances in vitro and in vivo Survival of Rat Dopaminergic Neurons, Cesario Borlongan et al, Neuroreport. 2000 Apr 7;11(5):923-6.

"Lessons learned from a long winter's nap," Steve Nadis, National Wildlife, Feb/Mar 2003.

Electronic:
Hibernation research at UW-Madison.

How to store an organ.

Mammals

Meet Phil the groundhog.

Scientific American digs into the science of hibernation.

What torpid squirrels could do for stroke and Parkinsonís.

Chilled brains.

Organs that keep.

How to wake up a groundhog.

How strong is a hibernating bear?

All about organ donation.

Get a wake-me-up jolt on our credits page.

 

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