Hybernating Bears Provide Clues for Kidney Regeneration (December 2018)

Hybernating Bears Provide Clues for Kidney Regeneration (December 2018)

Black bears hibernate for up to seven months out of every year. And while it seems like a great way to get through cold winters, the reality is that months of much lower metabolism is tough on the body. How do bears endure long periods of minimal kidney function and damage, yet quickly recover from it each spring?

Ron Korstanje, Ph.D. is a Nathan Shock Center Translation Core Director

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