Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 19 December 2001
Vol. 2001, Issue 12, p. ns4
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2001.12.ns4]

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Survivor!

Understanding how animals brace for the worst might provide clues to life extension

Sibylle Hechtel

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2001/12/ns4

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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