Questions tagged [cryonics]

the low-temperature preservation (usually at −196°C) of people who cannot be sustained by contemporary medicine, with the hope that resuscitation and restoration to full health may be possible in the far future.

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Vitrification of Humans for Later Revival

In the video from Tom Scott "I promise this story about microwaves is interesting. " high success rate in multiple reanimations of a hamster was stated by scientist interviewee J. E. ...
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Has this 2018 report of nematodes frozen for 30 to 40,000 years been confirmed? Has Carbon 14 dating confirmed their age?

Gizmodo's 2018 article Russian Scientists Claim to Have Resurrected 40,000-Year-Old Worms Buried in Ice says: A team of Russian scientists is lining themselves up to be the opening cast of a John ...
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High pressure cryonics

In this link, it is suggested to use high-pressure cryonics to freeze living cells, tissues or small organism as opposed to various and potentially toxic anti-freeze agent. The core idea is that over ...
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Are these fruit flies really coming back to life after being frozen?

I've found this video on Reddit where they pretend these are frozen fruit flies coming back to life... I didn't find any publication related to this specific experiment. Is this just a fake video?
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Do PC-12 cells have to be stored in nitrogen?

My lab has been storing their PC 12 cells in the -80 freezer... upon arriving here and investigating a new project I see that it specifically stated to be stored in nitrogen vapor? Is this the ...
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What are the optimal conditions for storing frozen glycerol stocks of bacteria?

The common method of storing bacteria long-term is to collect saturated liquid culture, such as LB, and mix it with sterile glycerol so as to obtain 10-30% final glycerol concentration. The resulting ...
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How Plausible is Restoration of Cryonically Preserved People? [closed]

I fear death (so much that I'll prefer a year/few of torture over death), and plan to sign up for cryonics. I would like to know how plausible it is, why the answer would be so, and if possible how ...
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Is the problem of cryonics only the pressure?

According to the pop-sci sources which I drew on from, the only problem with freezing whole bodies its that you can't conserve it without freeze-damage. If you were keeping a cold-blooded animal in a ...
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How can frogs tolerate freezing while humans cannot?

A wood frog can tolerate the freezing of their blood and other tissues. (wiki, news2), but human beings can not. Some people plan to freeze their bodies/brains after death, and some of them have done ...
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