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    Default Frog Research May Help Human Patients Avoid Muscle Loss

    Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. Iím a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over20 years with the Bronx Zoo.
    An Australian frog that copes with droughts by entering a hibernation-like state known as aestivation is now the focus of important bio-medical research. Despite being immobile for months at a time, the Striped Burrowing Frog (Cyclorana alboguttata) suffers little of the muscle loss seen in immobile people, and in astronauts who spend long periods at reduced gravity. Two related frog species that I was lucky enough to acquire many years ago were also able to weather months without water, and in many ways seemed to be the ecological equivalent of another favorite of mine, the African Bullfrog. Read the rest of this article here Frog Research May Help Humans Avoid Muscle Loss | That Reptile Blog
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    My Bio, with photos of animals Iíve been lucky enough to work with: That Pet Place Welcomes Frank Indiviglio | That Reptile Blog

    Best Regards, Frank

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