It’s an old legend.. Walt Disney saved his brain and froze it ..
I am sure you heard that one.
It’s really not true–at least not to the best of our rational knowledge. But a new truth has emerged similar in nature–this time it’s real.
For the first time, scientists have been able to cryogenically freeze a brain and then revive it.
Consider that for a bit .. and then really consider the positive and even negative ramifications. Playing God with a trump card.
Here are the details: Researchers from 21st Century Medicine (21CM) managed to freeze the brain of a rabbit using a technique known as Aldehyde-stabilized cryopreservation (ASC). Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate Robert McIntyre led the team. He wrote this in a press release:
Using a combination of ultrafast chemical fixation and cryogenic storage, it is the first demonstration that near perfect, long-term structural preservation of an intact mammalian brain is achievable
They achieved this by filling the vascular system of the brain with chemicals that are designed to halt the decaying process, and then froze it to -135 degrees celsius.
When the brain was warmed, the scientists found that the majority of its cell membranes, synapses and structures were still in tact and ready to function.
A statement read: “The key breakthrough was the quick perfusion of a deadly chemical fixative (glutaraldehyde) through the brain’s vascular system, rapidly stopping metabolic decay and fixing proteins in place by covalent crosslinks.”
You know, of course, what is coming next? The mammal phase..
The brain is the most uncharted of all territoties when considering the human body. It’s being charted more and more as time goes on. Even the very notion of at what point death occurs is being shaken and stirred by such advancements in knowledge–the time of death has been moving rapidly further when considering that the brain could last longer than other organs..
And now the chances of eternal life. Or at least closer to that compared to what we have now.
Would YOU take the chance to live forever?
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