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2014-01-29 20:21:42

UNITY, Maine, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frankenstein's monster lives! ... or at least something very closely related.

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2011-05-18 07:15:00

On Monday’s final launch of the NASA shuttle Endeavour, the tardigrade once again got a ride into space on a new mission: to help scientists understand more about how this extremely hardy organism can survive for short periods in outer space.

2009-04-30 12:00:00

Cryoprotectants needed to preserve eggs for reproduction need to be given in stages, albeit rapid ones, say scientists who have developed a mathematical model that predicts optimal time for loading and unloading these drugs.

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2008-09-09 08:55:00

New research by Ingemar Jönsson and colleagues published in the September 9 issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press journal, shows that some animals — the so-called tardigrades or 'water-bears' — are able to do away with space suits and can survive exposure to open-space vacuum, cold and radiation.


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