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From: "Simon Carter" <>
Subject: IAGB 10 papers finally published
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 16:01:02 +1000

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence: Why Genuine Control of
Aging May Be Foreseeable
Volume 1019 published June 2004
Aubrey D. N. J. De Grey

The Arrest of Biological Time as a Bridge to Engineered Negligible
Lemler J, Harris SB, Platt C, Huffman TM.
Alcor Life Extension Foundation, 7895 E. Acoma Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

Biological systems can remain unchanged for several hundred years at
cryogenic temperatures. In several hundred years, current rapid scientific
and technical progress should lead to the ability to reverse any biological
damage whose reversal is not forbidden by physical law. We therefore explore
whether contemporary people facing terminal conditions might be preserved
well enough today for their eventual recovery to be compatible with physical
law. The ultrastructure of the brain can now be excellently preserved by
vitrification, and solutions needed for vitrification can now be distributed
through organs with retention of organ viability after transplantation.
Current law requires a few minutes of cardiac arrest before cryopreservation
of terminal patients, but dogs and cats have recovered excellent brain
function after 16-60 min of complete cerebral ischemia. The arrest of
biological time as a bridge to engineered negligible senescence, therefore,
appears consistent with current scientific and medical knowledge.

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