Ice Worms May Help Extend Organ Life For Transplants, Rutgers University Study
The cold weather keeping much of the country in a deep freeze this winter can quite literally be a real drain on a person's health. A Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a way to keep energy levels up, even when the temperature drops. "If you want to live in the cold, you have to make lots of energy," says Daniel Shain, a professor of biology. "That means your cells would have to produce more ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), the currency of energy for all life on Earth. When we get cold, our ATP levels plummet."
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