hibernation


The thinking goes, if animals can hibernate, humans should be able to and hence we can avoid death and move towards immortality. Frank Swain reports on scientists’ progress in the hunt for…


DARPA is funding research into “a zombie-like form of hibernation” — including a $9.9 million Texas program seeking to induce suspended animation. They’re testing chemical compounds on anesthetized pigs to keep them “as close to death as possible” — to improve emergency trauma care for soldiers on the battlefield.

Also being tested is a pancreatic enzyme found in squirrels “to put humans into a state of squirrel-like hibernation…