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SCIENTISTS have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans.
Originally posted by RedBalloon
It's amusing that one article mentioned "zombies" because it's more interesting and currently a topic in theatres and gets people that are prone to over-reaction all stirred up and upset. These dogs aren't staggering around doe-eyed eating live flesh and chanting "oooohhhhhhhhmm" over and over again. They are suspended with the expectation of revival to their previous state.
What will truly be amazing is if this can be applied in modern medical situations to save lives.
The application of these principles resulted in the long-term survival of five animals with four survivors displaying no clinically detectable neurological abnormalities. However, two animals developed optic impairment and one animal died from intusseption on the fourth postoperative day. Despite the improved results, it should also be noted that during pilot (Group I) studies (from which the aforementioned principles were derived) fatalities from complications attributed to systemic edema, central nervous system, or pulmonary or coagulation dysfunctions occurred in 9 out of 12 trials.