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Study Sees Promise in Suspended Animation Technique

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Study Sees Promise in Suspended Animation Technique

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Study Sees Promise in Suspended Animation Technique

Study Sees Promise in Suspended Animation Technique

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A study in this week's Science magazine shows that mice exposed to hydrogen sulfide enter a state resembling suspended animation without suffering ill effects afterward. The work bears implications for surgical techniques, better preservation of donor organs and new ways of cooling people with high fevers.