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Lessons From a Long Sleep

Stroke researchers marvel at what hibernating animals can do. Now they’re searching for strategies that would benefit patients.

AS AUGUST BEGINS ITS slow fade into September in Alaska’s tundra, Arctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus parryii) retreat into underground burrows to hibernate through the freezing winter. The squirrels’ metabolism slows to near-zero; their hearts beat and their lungs inflate only once per minute; and their body temperature...

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