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From: Randy Smith <>
Newsgroups: sci.cryonics
Subject: Re: The Importance of Brain Cryopreservation
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 07:00:02 -0700
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Brian Wowk wrote:
    For cryonics purposes, once a brain is perfectly
> preserved at -130'C, you have all the time in the world
> to build rewarming technology.  Cryonics would be virtually
> certain to work.
>         With today's cryonics technology (glycerol perfusion)
> we face a Hobson's choice between severe mechanical damage
> (low glycerol concentration) and dissolved cell membranes(!)
> (high glycerol concentration).  In short, the brains of
> today's patients are ultrastructurally a mess compared to
> vitrified kidneys.
> ***************************************************************************
> Brian Wowk          CryoCare Foundation               1-800-TOP-CARE
> President           Human Cryopreservation Services   
>    http://www.cryocare.org/cryocare/
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

I seem to recall you saying previously that present-day vitrification of 
a human brain is a "multi-million dollar slam dunk" by any number of 
large corporations or governments. Is this the 8 million dollars I also 
heard from you just a few days ago? Is there also a problem of getting 
all the right experts together in one place at the same time?

Randy Smith

do not go gentle into that good night
rage, rage against the dying of the light

Dylan Thomas

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