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Hibernation Helpers

By | February 8, 2016

Gut microbes may help regulate the metabolic changes a bear experiences before and during hibernation, scientists show.

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Sleepy Squirrels

By | January 1, 2016

Visit the lab of Matthew Andrews at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who studies hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrels to learn how their hearts manage extreme temperature fluctuations.

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Heart-Healthy Hibernators

By | January 1, 2016

Overwintering ground squirrels survive fluctuations in body temperature that would cause cardiac arrest in nonhibernators.

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Bear Study Breaks Down

By | September 2, 2015

Authors retract a paper on grizzlies’ metabolism after finding one person made up data.

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How Bulgy Bears Keep Diabetes at Bay

By | August 8, 2014

A genetic switch in hibernating bears keeps the animals from becoming insulin-resistant. 

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Prepped for the Long Sleep

By | July 30, 2014

Hibernation-related proteins are common even in non-hibernating animals, a study shows.

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Killing Pests by Disrupting Hibernation

By | September 30, 2011

New synthetic hormones can indirectly kill the corn earworm by disrupting its winter sleep habits.

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