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February 13th, 2008

Patients who are frozen in time

Abstract:
Best says: "I think within 30 years we'll see a successful revival, but the people revived then would be cryopreserved 30 years from now." Last in, first out: the earliest patients to be cryopreserved suffered the worst damage. James Bedford, who in 1967 became the first person ever to be cryonically suspended and who is now at Alcor, was barely perfused at all. "For the people being cryopreserved now, under the best conditions, my guess is 50 to 100 years." Given the current rate of medical progress and research into nanotechnology, says Jones: "If we haven't done it in 100 years, it's not going to work."

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