Cryozoa
Cryozoa are organisms capable of surviving temperatures below 0°C for extended periods. Sperm and bacterial cultures are routinely preserved in liquid nitrogen at -196°C, while the nematode Panagrolai...
Survival secret of 'Earth's hardiest animal' revealed
A gene from an almost indestructible microscopic creature could provide "radiation shield" for human cells, scientists find.
A Brief History of Cryosleep
How scientists are trying to make humans hibernate, and the real science behind one of science fiction's favorite tropes.
The tardigrade genome has been sequenced, and it has the most foreign DNA of any animal
Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the tardigrade , AKA the water bear, for the first time. And it turns out that this weird little creature has the most foreign genes of any animal studie...
Water bears' super resilience may be linked to foreign DNA
Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are nearly indestructible. The microscopic animals can survive boiling water, extreme cold, and even a trip to space. Tardigrades can even be frozen for a year,...
Video (07:54) - First Animal to Survive in Space
Tardigrades or "Water Bears" are the only creatures that can survive the extreme conditions in the vacuum of outer space. Watch the comments response video h...
The water bear (tardigrade), the most extreme animal on our planet ...
Mar 26, 2010 ... Meet the water bear, the world thoughest animal. Measuring only some 0.1 to 1.5 mm, this tiny creature resembles a minature bear. Read all ...
Water bear
The water bear is know as the worlds toughest animal! It can survive extreme conditions. The song used is Bring me to life. Written by Evanescence. I dont cl...
Video (00:38) - Tardigrade Movement in Water
The tardigrade (water bear) Hypsibius dujardini in water with algae. http://tardigrades.bio.unc.edu/
Suspended animation
Suspended Animation is a biotechnology company that develops hypothermia inducing techniques and technologies.
Suspended animation
Suspended animation is the slowing or stopping of life processes by exogenous or endogenous means without termination. Breathing, heartbeat, and other involuntary functions may still occur, but they c...
Antifreeze protein
Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) or ice structuring proteins (ISPs) refer to a class of polypeptides produced by certain vertebrates, plants, fungi and bacteria that permit their survival in subzero environ...
Antifreeze protein - Wikipedia
Wood Frog
The wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) has a broad distribution over North America, extending from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lo...
Wood Frog - Wikipedia
Gray tree frog
The gray tree frog or gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) is a species of small arboreal frog native to much of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.It is sometimes referred to as the easter...
Gray tree frog - Wikipedia
Siberian salamander
The Siberian salamander, Salamandrella keyserlingii, is a species of salamander found in Northeast Asia. It is found primarily in Siberia, in wet woods and riparian groves, with outlying populations ...
Siberian salamander - Wikipedia
Tardigrade
Tardigrades (also known as waterbears or moss piglets) are water-dwelling, segmented micro-animals, with eight legs.They were first discovered by the German pastor Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773....
Tardigrade - Wikipedia
Survival secret of 'Earth's hardiest animal' revealed
A gene from an almost indestructible microscopic creature could provide "radiation shield" for human cells, scientists find.
Capture of painted turtles
The abundant painted turtle species is captured from the wild, primarily for pet use. Commercial harvesting is a small-scale industry that faces growing restrictions, but still occurs, in some cases u...
Capture of painted turtles - Wikipedia
Cope's gray tree frog
Cope's gray tree frog (Hyla chrysoscelis, also called the southern gray tree frog) is a species of tree frog found in the United States. It is almost indistinguishable from the gray tree frog, Hyla ve...
Cope's gray tree frog - Wikipedia
Conservation of painted turtles
The decline in painted turtle populations is not a simple story of dramatic range reduction, like that of the American bison. Instead, the turtle remains numerous and occupies its original range—it is...
Conservation of painted turtles - Wikipedia
Mycoplasma mycoides
Mycoplasma mycoides is a bacterial species of the genus Mycoplasma in the class Mollicutes.This microorganism is a parasite that lives in ruminants (cattle and goats), causing lung disease.
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