1/15/2015 – Hibernating hints at dementia therapy

Jan 15, 2015 Comments Off by

Neurodegenerative diseases have been halted by harnessing the regenerative power of hibernation, scientists say.

Bears, hedgehogs and mice destroy brain connections as they enter hibernation, and repair them as they wake up.

A UK team discovered “cold-shock chemicals” that trigger the process. They used theses to prevent brain cells dying in animals, and say that restoring lost memories may eventually be possible.

Read the full article at BBC News.

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