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Science 314 (5800): 773-774

Copyright © 2006 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Enhanced: Life, the Universe, and Body Temperature

Clifford B. Saper

A hypothermic life-style may lead to a longer life. How good are the prospects?

The author is in the Department of Neurology, Division of Sleep Medicine, and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA. E-mail: csaper{at}

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Neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus inhibit sympathetic outflow to brown adipose tissue.
C. J. Madden and S. F. Morrison (2009)
Am J Physiol Regulatory Integrative Comp Physiol 296, R831-R843
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Physiological genetics of dietary restriction: uncoupling the body temperature and body weight responses.
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