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[NewScientist] Gunshot Victims to be suspended between life and death

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Doctors will try to save the lives of 10 patients with knife or gunshot wounds by placing them in suspended animation, buying time to fix their injuries

NEITHER dead or alive, knife-wound or gunshot victims will be cooled down and placed in suspended animation later this month, as a groundbreaking emergency technique is tested out for the first time.


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I'm all for advancements in life saving techniques but doesn't this technicly kill them, so they can fix them, And then bring them back to life?
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I'm all for advancements in life saving techniques but doesn't this technicly kill them, so they can fix them, And then bring them back to life?

Depends on your definition of life.

Fish and some other animals do this all the time in the winter.
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Damn that's interesting, now when we'll we have healing incubators that regenerates missing limbs and accelerated healing smile.gif
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I'm interested to see how this goes.
    
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I wonder if insurance will cover this...
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Damn that's interesting, now when we'll we have healing incubators that regenerates missing limbs and accelerated healing smile.gif

I hope soon, like within the next 40 years. biggrin.gif
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I wonder if insurance will cover this...
Doubt it. They usually don't cover experimental or expensive procedures until "proven" and cheaper alternatives are tried first.
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I wonder if insurance will cover this...
Doubt it. They usually don't cover experimental or expensive procedures until "proven" and cheaper alternatives are tried first.

Yeah, I know...but in these cases the cheaper alternative is to die.
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As someone who worked in an ER during undergrad. I promise they don't really care. It's sad but it's the truth.
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Damn that's interesting, now when we'll we have healing incubators that regenerates missing limbs and accelerated healing smile.gif
Seen Elysium recently? lol
 
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