Inducing hibernation could help to stop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's

01/15/2015 - 00:00

  By James Gallagher -<br><br>Bears, hedgehogs and mice destroy brain connections as they enter hibernation, and repair them as they wake up. <br><br>A UK team discovered "cold-shock chemicals" that trigger the process. They used theses to prevent brain cells dying in animals, and say that restoring lost memories may eventually be possible.<br><br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON BBC | HEALTH</a><br><br>Ref:  RBM3 mediates structural plasticity and protective effects of cooling in neurodegeneration. Nature (2015) <a href="">doi:10.1038/nature14142</a>