When you die, there are a lot of things you can do with your dead body--embalm it, cremate it, donate it to science (the list goes on…), but some people will choose to have their dead bodies, or body parts, frozen until the technology of the future has (hopefully) advanced enough to bring them back to life. This week on Reactions, we break down the chemistry of cryogenic freezing and if it’s realistic to think we could ever reanimate a frozen corpse.
- General cryopreservation principles
- Corpse cryopreservation and forensics
- The church of cryopreservation
- The false science of cryonics
- The case for cryonics
- Euthanasia and cryothanasia
- Cryopreservation and its clinical applications
- Cryopreservation: An emerging paradigm change
- Fish antifreeze protein and the freezing and recrystallization of ice.
- Antifreeze and ice nucleator proteins in terrestrial arthropods.
- Cryoprotectant Toxicity: Facts, Issues, and Questions
- Scientific justification for cryonics
- Cryopreserving mammalian cells
- Persistence of Long-Term Memory in Vitrified and Revived Caenorhabditis elegans
- An Interneuronal Chemoreceptor Required for Olfactory Imprinting in C. elegans
- Maintenance of C. elegans
- Expression of Ice-Binding Proteins in Caenorhabditis elegans Improves the Survival Rate upon Cold Shock and during Freezing