X-Message-Number: 12641
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 08:42:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doug Skrecky <>
Subject: memory and priorities

In Message #12635 Mike Darwin <> wrote:

> I have grave concerns that just the act of CPA loading and unloading may
> perturb membrane structure enough to irretrievably destroy higher-level
> declarative memories.
  I suspect that for fully reversible organ cryopreservation to become a
reality, CPA loading would have to be preceeded by a separate step
which loads membrane stabilizers, and other chemicals designed to block
cryoprotectant toxicity. I doubt this could be done successfully on the
"fly", simultaneously with CPA loading, particularly if vitrification is
the goal.

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