X-Message-Number: 27642
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 08:19:57 EST
Subject: nice summary, Kennita...

In a message dated 2/21/2006 5:01:03 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  

The  Science of Cryonics Today
Kennita Watson. Cryonics Advocacy  Group
February 2006

"Grandpa"  Bredo Moerstel is stored on dry ice in the hills around   
Nederland.  While most consider his chances of survival slim, this  is  
by no means the state of the art in  cryopreservation.

Today, people have been revived after one or two  hours or even more  
completely without breathing, heartbeat, and  brain activity.  That  
is, people have been brought back to life  from a state that today's  
medicine considers clinically  dead.

In cryonics, patients are stabilized in this state as quickly  as  
possible, and preserved at a temperature low enough (below  -150  
degrees Centigrade) to essentially halt decay for thousands of  years,  
in the hope and expectation that future medical technology  can repair  
whatever damage (be it by trauma, disease, or aging)  halted their  
life signs to begin with.  Once a patient's body  has been healed and  
rejuvenated, brain function, heartbeat, and  breathing can be  
restarted; then he or she can be awakened to  youthful good health in  
a world where medicine can maintain that  state indefinitely.

Vitrification uses rapid cooling to approximately  -150 degrees  
Centigrade without the formation of ice crystals,  greatly reducing  
damage to the cells and making repair much  easier.

Two organizations that are preserving patients today using the  latest  
vitrification techniques are Alcor Live Extension Foundation  (http:// 
www.alcor.org) in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Cryonics  Institute  
(http://www.cryonics.org) in Clinton Township,  Michigan.

To find out more, visit the Cryonics Advocacy Group booth in  the Expo  

(End Kennita W. Snip...Rudi writing)
I think this is pretty good summary and basic tutorial, Kennita.   

Others on this list may find areas of improvement...but given the short  
format, I believe this covers the basics in a straightforward manner.  
Good work.  And good luck and good fortune in CO. 
(BTW, I have missed all the controversy explaining that legitimate cryonics  
will be irrepairably destroyed by your attendence in Nederland.    Chicken 
Little was a bit overstated, evidently, because the sky has not fallen.  LOL!:)


Rudi Richard Hoffman CFP  CLU

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