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Photo: Face of the water bear (Ramazzottius variornatus). Credit: Tanaka S, Sagara H, Kunieda

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Tardigrade ‘Water Bear’ Dries to a Crisp and Then Comes Back to Life

The aquatic animal's ability to spring back to life from extreme conditions holds promise for new medical treatments.

September 20, 2016
11:01 AM EDT