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new project to "bring the dead back to life"

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by knumbskull, May 6, 2016.

  1. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
  2. Comes down to your definition of dead. They want to heal the brainstem so you survive without life support. Not sure why.
  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Well they're talking about brain dead people on life support. Not reanimating dead brains that have begun rotting....although maybe that's next.
  4. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    yeah but it's a good headline.

    also the theoretical idea of it is pretty interesting i thought. probably no threat of a zombie apocalypse for now.
  5. There are a lot of living people that I don't want to see reanimated.
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  6. EVerderame


    Feb 17, 2016
    i swear i though it was something about the grateful dead
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  7. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    The Donald?....:roflmao:
  8. I would rather not name names.
  9. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    So this is how its gonna start. I gotta make a run to Cosco.
    See ya!!
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  10. Gee.

    Yet another example of misplaced focus. People die from cancers every day and the focus is on more expensive treatments that don't cure, or researching a better boner pill. Somebody with thinking that aligns with Walt Disney's must be funding that stuff.

    (I love the commercial for Opdivo. It will give you a few more weeks of life over chemotherapy, if the side effects listed are considered "living".)

    Sorry for the derail, but not much.
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  11. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    “Through our study, we will gain unique insights into the state of human brain death, which will have important connections to future therapeutic development for other severe disorders of consciousness, such as coma, and the vegetative and minimally conscious states, as well as a range of degenerative CNS conditions, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease,” added Dr Sergei Paylian, Founder, President, and Chief Science Officer of Bioquark Inc."

    Seems like a potentially worth while study to me.
  12. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Oh, not ALL dead, only MOSTLY dead!


    This should be announced at Frozen Dead Guy Days: Frozen Dead Guy Days

    (The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol, who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland.)

    Last edited: May 6, 2016
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  13. BboogieXVII


    Feb 4, 2013
    If the ultimate goal is to help people with brain damage/injury then I'm all for it.
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  14. Me too. It's issues like this that confuse me though.

    It doesn't seem all that long ago that medical research using tissue(s) destined for disposal became a hotbed topic, resulting in a holdup and even an end to various research approaches. I guess this is different because they're presumably adults. Maybe we'd be closer to curing or having better treatments if there wasn't idealogical roadblocks way back when. Maybe this research would be unnecessary by now?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for it if it really will help anyone. I'm extremely skeptical (and somewhat frustrated) because I've lost several people close to me to cancer, and I currently have a six year old niece who is battling it for a second time, and it leaves me wondering why big pharma is allowed to operate the way they do. They make so much on treatments there is no real incentive to find a cure. Crack dealers aren't going to supply the cure.
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  15. StudioStuntz


    Jul 19, 2015

    Notice the breakthroughs in medical science lately?

    Roagaine - to help with the hairline/ more youthful > helps with dating > ultimately ending with more sex for some, or at least the buying of lots of new products just in case the hair was the real issue.

    Viagra - Once you catch 'em, you can now do 'em, with a little more oomph too...real or feigned. Added bonus; men can now look physically interested in their partner whether or not they really are!

    Both of those discoveries/ breakthroughs were sought and funded w/o nary one telethon, walkathon, march, umpteen-K run, or wearing of one colored ribbon.
  16. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Bring out your dead. I'm not dead.

  17. EVerderame


    Feb 17, 2016
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