Don’t Call It ‘Suspended Animation’ (Even Though That’s Kinda What It is)

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Since I was a kid, every time I saw something super-futuristic/science fictiony, I’d say ‘that is so Robo-Cop’. Well this is SO Robo-Cop.

Researchers at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh have begun trials in what they are calling ’emergency preservation and resuscitation’. In other words, suspended animation.

They’ve found ten patients who are willing to undergo the procedure wherein their blood is replaced with a chilled saline solution. This would actually slow down their bodily functions thus delaying their death.

For more details head over to Engadget.

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