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  • metabolic
  • As hibernation factors endow animals with an incredible ability to cope under otherwise lethal conditions--ratcheting down their metabolic rate to survive on limited energy reserves and withstanding extreme cardiovascular and oxygen stresses--the candidate hormone might also pave the way toward clinical therapies that lend humans the same kind of protection, they added. (redorbit.com)
  • Hibernation refers to a season of heterothermy characterized by low body temperature, slow breathing and heart rate, and low metabolic rate. (wikipedia.org)
  • high
  • Another theory states that the brief periods of high body temperature during hibernation are used by the animal to restore its available energy sources. (wikipedia.org)
  • weeks
  • During hibernation a ground squirrel lowers its body temperature below freezing and stays that way for weeks, virtually brain dead, with no detectable brain waves or signs of breathing. (eurekalert.org)
  • role
  • The hibernation complex might also play a role in the seasonal behavior changes of animal species that do not hibernate, the researchers suggested. (redorbit.com)
  • brain
  • Meanwhile, Singer is forging ahead with a world-first hibernatory drug trial for heart attack and stroke patients - by putting a targeted part of their body or brain into hibernation. (iol.co.za)
  • The team now reports evidence that the level of HPc in the brain increases at the onset of hibernation independently of changes in body temperature. (redorbit.com)
  • Place
  • The lodge also manages and sponsors the annual Out of Hibernation 5K road race which takes place every April in Portsmouth, on a Saturday. (wikipedia.org)
  • provide
  • The fat accumulation prior to hibernation in female polar bears enables them to provide a sufficient and warm, nurturing environment for their newborns. (wikipedia.org)
  • environment
  • Hibernation is an extreme response to a seasonal environment, yet we knew almost nothing about how it is timed, nor how vital cellular functions are sustained in the face of plummeting body temperature," wrote Michael Hastings in a preview. (redorbit.com)