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How arctic ground squirrels could advance human brain health

Season 2023 Episode 348 | 4m 03s

When arctic ground squirrels hibernate for the winter, they can lower their body temperatures to freezing levels and stay dormant for up to eight months. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are studying how these animals survive on the edge of life and the clues they may hold to treating injuries and disease in humans. Alaska Public Media’s Kavitha George reports.

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