The crew is about to wake from hibernation in the 1986 Aliens movie. The idea of inducing this deep sleep state in humans has long captured the imagination of science fiction fans. Photo: Handout
The crew is about to wake from hibernation in the 1986 Aliens movie. The idea of inducing this deep sleep state in humans has long captured the imagination of science fiction fans. Photo: Handout
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Human hibernation? Defences against the cold may be a barrier, Chinese study finds

  • Hypothermia experiment on monkeys triggered slight drop in temperature and strong defensive response against the cold
  • Research shows suppressing that mechanism would be a key challenge for inducing hibernation in humans, neuroscientist says

The crew is about to wake from hibernation in the 1986 Aliens movie. The idea of inducing this deep sleep state in humans has long captured the imagination of science fiction fans. Photo: Handout
The crew is about to wake from hibernation in the 1986 Aliens movie. The idea of inducing this deep sleep state in humans has long captured the imagination of science fiction fans. Photo: Handout
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