Cheating Death

Cryo_surgeryExciting news on the medical front earlier this week when it was announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has given permission for a trial study that involves patients with fatal injuries who have no normal chance for resuscitation to be placed in a type of suspended animation to allow surgeons more time to find and correct those otherwise fatal injuries.

The website “I Fucking Love Science” has all the details of the study that will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Obviously, since the trial patients must meet the “newly dead” criteria, it will take a while to prepare comprehensive data on the results of the trial study. But this is a dramatic development that may possibly lead to people who would normally have no other way of surviving certain injuries a chance to cheat death and live otherwise normal lives.

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