Jun 11, 2020

Scientists discover ‘snooze button’ that could induce ‘hibernation’

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Being able to put someone in a state of suspended animation may be a step closer after scientists found the trigger in mammal brains that can induce hibernation.

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba and Harvard Medical School identified the ‘snooze button’ in mice that triggered naturally occurring temporary hibernation.

This natural sleeping state was also triggered in rats, who do not usually hibernate or go into torbor, according to the Japanese scientists.

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