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Could People Hibernate? Lemurs Give Clues

The only hibernating primate, the fat-tailed dwarf lemur, may open up new opportunities for space travel and improved medicines, a new study says.

Sleep resets color vision, tests suggest

Color perception drifts from neutrality during wakefulness and is restored during sleep, according to research to be presented today in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. A joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society, the annual SLEEP…