X-Message-Number: 14184
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 23:55:03 -0900
From: "John  M Grigg" <>
Subject: improving brain suspensions

I wanted to share this post from the extropians list which shares a fascinating 
idea about improving suspensions.  It may have already been discussed on cryonet
but I was not sure so here it is.

John Grigg

Date:  Mon, 24 Jul 2000 21:56:50 -0400 

From: "Don Klemencic" <> [add to address book] [add to spam 
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Subject:  RE: cryonics sources: a third alternative 
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Eugene Leitl wrote:
Cutting is a seriusly bad idea (if you really want it, then why not

LN-cooled isotopically pure diamond knifes? ;) -- you wouldn't want to cut a 
platter full of porridge, wouldn't you? I recommend going to your local 
slaughterperson, and obtain a relatively fresh animal brain. Try moving it, and 
handling it. It does really tell you a lot more than theoretizing about an 
object one has never held in one's hands.

Dan Klemencic wrote:

As an alternative to cutting, how about drilling a pattern of fine holes in the 
skull such that needles inserted into the holes would form an even pattern. The 
needles should be as fine as possible, given that they are hollow to carry a 
cooling agent. Perhaps if the tips of the needles are rounded and the insertion 
is slow enough the brain cells could be 'gentled' aside without rupturing. Has 
anyone tried this on an animal brain?


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