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Nov 2, 2015

Cryonics Is No Fantasy, Should We Be Taking It Seriously?

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Most science starts off at the fringe and slowly makes it way to the mainstream. Cryopreservation is commonly achieved in a laboratory setting, but for many years serious applications remained confined to science fiction. Is it time to change how we see cryonics?

The science of freezing things

Scientific research requires great storage, and huge amounts of material including cells are frozen every day to be used at the later date. If you follow the correct protocols, many forms of life can be re-awakened after their cryogenic sleep. DMSO, propylene glycol and glycerol help abolish problems like ice crystals which can rupture cells, and storage temperatures can drop to below −120 °C. At these levels biological reactions are essentially halted.

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  • Lisa Jade on November 23, 2015 10:40 am

    I think this is a good way to go Cryonics for the future etc! All the Celebrities are doing it! I had my thoughts on Cryonics 34 years ago! Wondering if this will work.