Hibernation Offers Clues? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary

It is possible that light may be shed on the prevention (or possibly the reversal, allegedly) of neurodegenerative diseases, based on insights derived from the regenerative power at work in hibernating animals.

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Reference

Gallagher, J. (2015). Hibernating hints at dementia therapy. London: BBC Health News, January 15th 2015.

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Reference

Peretti, D. Bastide, A. [and] Radford, H. [et al] (2015). RBM3 mediates structural plasticity and protective effects of cooling in neurodegeneration. Nature. January 14th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

A related Nature editorial commentary:

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Reference

Knott, G. (2015). Neurodegeneration: cold shock protects the brain. Nature. January 14th 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

See also:

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‘Hibernation protein’ could help repair dementia damage. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, January 15th 2015.

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