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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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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 ...