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Saved by glass: Tardigrades use biological vitrification to survive complete desiccation

By April Gocha / March 21, 2017

New research reveals that tardigrades encode a specific set of proteins that allow the animals’ insides to undergo vitrification, using glassy materials to prevent cellular damage that would otherwise occur when the animals desiccate.

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