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Arctic Ground Squirrels Muscle Up To Hunker Down
2011-09-18 05:20:58

  Animals burn protein during long, cold hibernation When Arctic ground squirrels are getting ready to hibernate they don't just get fat — they pack on muscle at a rate that would make a bodybuilder jealous. And they do it without suffering the harmful effects that high levels of testosterone and other anabolic steroids usually cause. University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) researchers have started to untangle how the squirrels manage it, and their results could someday have...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.