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Bear Hibernation Implies Human Applications

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It turns out that Ursus americanus hibernates in a manner unlike that of the dozens of other hibernating mammals. The biologists saw that the animals' heart rate dropped precipitously, they breathed just two or three times a minute and their metabolism slowed to a trickle as the animals slowly burned the fat they spent all summer accumulating.

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