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Lessons from the Torpid

Hibernators have some helpful tips for keeping humans healthy

10:16am, February 10, 2012

On February 2, groundhog weatherman Punxsutawney Phil roused from hibernation to predict six more weeks of winter. Scientists may snicker at people who think they can learn about the arrival of spring from a furry rodent, but researchers aren’t laughing when it comes to learning about human health from animals that check out for the winter.

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