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SCIENCE WATCH; SWEET SECRET OF SURVIVAL ON LITTLE WATER

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SCIENCE WATCH; SWEET SECRET OF SURVIVAL ON LITTLE WATER
WATER is vital to all life on earth, but some plants and animals can survive extremes of long-term dehydration. How? The answer, according to scientists at the University of California at Davis, may be sugar. Dr. John H. Crowe and Dr. Lois M. Crowe, a husband and wife research team at the university, found that a natural sugar called trehalose protects vital cell membranes from damage during dehydration.
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