Bracing against the wind  

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Why fill your veins with antifreeze before cryonic suspension?

There are, apparently, some pretty good biological cryoprotectants
that may be applicable to cryonics:

Aquaporin Overexpression Improves Freeze Tolerance in Baker's Yeast:

Vertebrate Freeze Tolerance: Molecular Studies of Signal Transduction
and Gene Expression: (Link)

L-proline accumulation and freeze tolerance of Saccharomyces
cerevisiae are caused by a mutation in the PRO1 gene encoding
gamma-glutamyl kinase: (Link)

Physiological responses of freeze-tolerant and -intolerant frogs:
clues to evolution of anuran freeze tolerance: (Link)

I would imagine that these techniques would be preferred to any
chemical technique... which may induce changes that are difficult to

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