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Factually there is nothing we can garner from squirrels other than passion for nuts. This aspect could institute the lifeline for the heart patients who have already suffered from the stroke. Scientists from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) discovered that when squirrels hibernate a cellular process called SUMOylation increases, granting conservation to the squirrel brains. Brain cells that would eventually fade and die impoverished of their customary bold flow outlive the full extent of the hibernation period.

Most strokes are the result of the blood clot which prohibits the oxygenated blood from coming in contact with the brain. Doctors operating on stroke patients have to eliminate the clot really fast. If the duration of operation is long then the brain cells would die; and the patients would have to survive with persistent affliction, if they stay alive that long. Out of the 100,000 or so patients who have strokes in the UK every year, around two thirds will leave hospital with some kind of illness.

By imitating the squirrel hibernation procedure, the researchers rationally thought that is it possible to buy some more time from the doctor to operate on the clot without any risk to patient’s health. Study author Joshua Bernstock, a graduate student at NINDS said that if we could run the process hibernators manifest to utilize to safeguard their brain, we could assist safeguard the brain during a stroke and eventually assist people recover.

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