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Mice put in 'suspended animation'

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Krikkit, 25 Apr 2005.

  1. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    This is some seriously cool stuff:
    Sorry for the long quote, but i know how lazy you people are :p. Full Link. :)

    This looks like some pretty decent stuff imho, the good news is that the mice recovered with no ill effects, rather than say, being brain damaged or something.
    LZ426 here we come! :) :thumb:
     
  2. kickarse

    kickarse What's a Dremel?

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    now that's cool... I wonder if could extend your life expentancy...
     
  3. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Deep Space travel is now technically feasible... **drools**
     
  4. ST8

    ST8 What's a Dremel?

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    do you know what h2s smells like? Dont think id wanna breathe it in :p
     
  5. ChromeX

    ChromeX Minimodder

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    Hehe I was gonna say the same thing, the thought of breathing in something that smells like rotten eggs doesnt sound all too great to me!
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    True, but it's better to breathe that and hibernate than end up rattling around on a spaceship for a few years while you whip off to Titan or wherever. ;)
     
  7. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    needs more long term test
    see if they die after a week or more in that state :p
     
  8. robbins1940

    robbins1940 Banned

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    Only trouble is we don't kniow where to go to yet(no earth like planets been discovered yet).

    And assuming there was an Earth like planet in the nearest star system to our own the journey time would be something like 20,000 years at current technology.

    David
     
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    The problem with this experiment, no matter how nice it all sounds, is that like most rodents, mice hibernate. As such the h2s mixture may simply be activating a metabolic function that is already present in mice.

    If they can replicate this experiment with animals that do not habitually hibernate, I will do the dance of joy.
     
  10. kickarse

    kickarse What's a Dremel?

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    i'd like to see what your happy dance consists of there bud
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    The okey-kokey is what it's all about! :D
     
  12. shotgunefx

    shotgunefx What's a Dremel?

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    Saw this on slashdot. A couple good points made.

    Besides the toxicity, the fact that you'll probably get overrun by all the bacteria in and on you with your metabolism running at 10%

    Yikes!
     
  13. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Shouldn't do --any bacteria should be running at 10% as well. Virusses can only replicate via cell metabolic processes so their multiplication should be reduced to 10% as well.
     
  14. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

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    cool 2474 here I come, I want to live in my own little futurama
     
  15. Idioteque

    Idioteque Telephasic Mongoose

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    maybe mice can replace astronauts? just a thought if the whole hibernation theory doesn't work out...

    probably gnaw through all the equipment. destructive buggers.
     
  16. Barry

    Barry What's a Dremel?

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    Read on bbc news that there was a spider that got traped in a freezer and was caught in suspended animation
     
  17. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I wonder when the white coats will realize that we don't even have tails... I don't think that experiements done on mice should be taken with a grain of salt. Yeah... we're both mammals, anything else in common (other than mammal-istic features)?

    :hehe: :hehe:

    People have been in a sort of semi-hiberation type thing too. That uber-advanced hypothermia thing. Something to the effect of dying of shock from exposure to extremely cold water but coming back to life once you warm up. Don't wanna try that myself though...
     

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