"We are suspending life, but we don't like to call it suspended animation because it sounds like science fiction," says Samuel Tisherman, a surgeon at the hospital, who is leading the trial. "So we call it emergency preservation and resuscitation."
The technique involves replacing all of a patient's blood with a cold saline solution, which rapidly cools the body and stops almost all cellular activity.
If you liked Carl Sagan's Cosmos, you may want to watch its reincarnation, being hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. It's airing as a 13-episode series starting this Sunday at 9pm EDT on Fox and NatGeo channels.
The Philly skyline is about to get so much cooler!
59-stories, 1,121 feet. 40 stories of office space for Comcast, NBC, Telemundo and others, 220-room Four Seasons hotel, and an exciting new restaurant located on the top floor of the building, offering awesome 360 degree city views. That view is going to be freakin' amazing.
Yeah, no. After everything I've been through trying to get a consistently working phone from Verizon and all the horrible customer service, I can't say I'm too surprised, but... No, I will not send my billing account password in plain text via a social media site where accounts are frequently hacked, to a person that I don't know or trust to begin with.
To put that 135 foot touch down zone in perspective, to qualify for a private pilot license, an applicant must be able to perform a "short-field landing", touching the airplane down at or within 200 feet of a given point. For commercial pilots, this standard is reduced to 100 feet.