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.Scientists Successfully Induce Hibernation in Animals for the First Time.

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posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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I thought this was pretty cool and intriguing,maybe soon we'll be taking extended naps to Mars and beyond,who knows,but the application of this in humans would have enormous value to human space travel and probably a myriad of other things.

Scientists have discovered the molecule which exists in animals and humans alike which induces hibernation.
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These researchers discovered that the molecule that induces hibernation is adenosine, which is produced by all animals, including humans. When adenosine attaches itself to receptors in the brain, it causes the animal to feel sleepy. But in hibernating animals like the arctic ground squirrel, during hibernation season the body produces a huge amount of adenosine, which triggers a much more intense form of sleep--torpor, or hibernation. From that discovery, the scientists created an artificial form of adenosine as well as a synthetic version of caffeine, which was expected to have the opposite effect.

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Also here is a link to a previous thread created here on ATS discussing similiar ideas.
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posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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...with a hammer.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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One step closer to Demolition Man, where they make criminals do their time in hibernation while getting new thoughts programmed into them.





 
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