When bears hibernate, they avoid osteoporosis by turning off the genes for bone resorption and bone formation

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hibernating humans on long space travel will use this science one day


> This new study shows that when bears reduce their metabolism, genes involved in bone resorption become less active. What’s the mechanism for this?


We need a bear scientist here


I want to do this but for summer. Too bloody hot.


Hibernating space travel, true. Imagine it also being used for: Prisons: this way there’s less violence taken place, and you could even spread the therapy sessions. They can think about the therapy while they dream.