We published a paper showing mice can enter a hibernation-like state, QIH; Q neurons–induced hypometabolism. This work is done with Dr. Takeshi Sakurai at Tsukuba University.

Takahashi, T. M. et al. A discrete neuronal circuit induces a hibernation-like state in rodents. Nature 583, 109–114 (2020).

Here are some additional resources to help you understand QIH.

  1. A neural circuit that makes rodents go into a hibernation-like state found
  2. Video abstract