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In a step towards eternal life, researchers from 21st Century Medicine (21CM) managed to freeze the brain of a rabbit using a technique known as Aldehyde-stabilized cryopreservation (ASC).
The team, led by recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate Robert McIntyre, wrote in a press release: "Using a combination of ultrafast chemical fixation and cryogenic storage, it is the first demonstration that near perfect, long-term structural preservation of an intact mammalian brain is achievable.”
They achieved this by filling the vascular system of the brain with chemicals that are designed to halt the decaying process, and then froze it to -135 degrees celsius.
When the brain was warmed, the scientists found that the majority of its cell membranes, synapses and structures were still in tact and ready to function.
Kenneth Hayworth, the Brain Preservation Foundation president, said: "Every neuron and synapse looks beautifully preserved across the entire brain.
originally posted by: Ektar
Wow we might see Walt Disney again in
This is very interesting & am looking forward
to seeing the pig brain results...
originally posted by: Abysha
originally posted by: Nikola014
But what about the organs?
They will be made in China, silly.
I don't think this offer includes you keeping your meat suit.