07/24/2013 09:35 am ET

New Study Shows Animals Die Slowly, As 'Wave' Spreads Across Body

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A new study reveals how death in organisms, including humans, spreads like a wave from cell to cell until the whole individual is dead. The good news is that, in certain cases, scientists may be able to stop the biochemical process that leads to this death wave, reviving the individual.

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