Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 19 December 2001
Understanding how animals brace for the worst might provide clues to life extension
Abstract: Plants, animals, and bacteria boast varied mechanisms to resist extreme environmental conditions. Many of these strategies seal an organism in an inactive form: The creature diverts energy from routine life activities to build robust defenses. But emerging evidence suggests that parts of these survival pathways can lengthen life-span without also triggering hibernation.
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