June 12, 2010

Suspended Animation Prevents Hypothermia

A time-lapse video of anoxia-induced suspended animation in a nematode (roundworm) embryo — a 10-hour experiment shot at 175x real time. Study reveals how suspended animation protects against lethal hypothermia. and may have implications for extending preservation of human organs for transplantation The video and study is courtesy of the laboratory of Dr. Mark Roth/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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