US Scientists create zombie dogs

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Scientists have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans. US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, paving the way for trials on humans within years.

Pittsburgh’s Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research has developed a technique in which subject’s veins are drained of blood and filled with an ice-cold salt solution. The animals are considered scientifically dead, as they stop breathing and have no heartbeat or brain activity. But three hours later, their blood is replaced and the zombie dogs are brought back to life with an electric shock.

Plans to test the technique on humans should be realised within a year, according to the Safar Centre. However rather than sending people to sleep for years, then bringing them back to life to benefit from medical advances, the boffins would be happy to keep people in this state for just a few hours,

But even this should be enough to save lives such as battlefield casualties and victims of stabbings or gunshot wounds, who have suffered huge blood loss. During the procedure blood is replaced with saline solution at a few degrees above zero. The dogs’ body temperature drops to only 7C, compared with the usual 37C, inducing a state of hypothermia before death. Although the animals are clinically dead, their tissues and organs are perfectly preserved.

Damaged blood vessels and tissues can then be repaired via surgery. The dogs are brought back to life by returning the blood to their bodies,giving them 100 per cent oxygen and applying electric shocks to restart their hearts. Tests show they are perfectly normal, with no brain damage.

“The results are stunning. I think in 10 years we will be able to prevent death in a certain segment of those using this technology,” said one US battlefield doctor.

Maybe they should stop watching Resident Evil movies and games :eek:

Yeah, I’ve read this also … don’t know if it’s a good or a bad thingy’. It’s a bit creepie.

Based on some slashdot comments it seems the article is completely utterly biased, because it’s a natural phenomenon that dogs who’ve been clinically dead for a few hours can still be revived with relatively easy procedures.

Mmmmmm, me wonders why it’s easy to revive dogs and not humans? :confused:

Our brain is slightly more complex I would imagine.

Sure, but we both are mammals. Dunno for sure, but my guess would be that there are many similarities.

I’m not saying dogs are stupid, I’m just saying there are fewer things that can go wrong in a dogs mind :wink:
Also, if we can start reanimating people, then we must find another planet, or create skycitys! Infact that would be kind of cool. Go reanimation! Zombies for everyone! :bigsmile:

Sure, but you gotta start somewhere…

My friend showed this article to me then we started talking. Him and I have always wanted zombies to exsist so we could go on rooftops and start shooting something “living”.

But he confused me as to the results of the dogs after the procedure. Are the dogs able to function as “dogs” when blood is inserted back into the body or is it a memory whipe/seizure?

Hehe do you think they ask the dog what he remembers :bigsmile:

When I saw the title of this thread, I realized that’s how they kept the dog in my avatar alive!!! Muahaaha.

Seriously though, that’s really creepy if true. If it’s dead, let it be.

Awesome! I wonder if the dog preserves its memory though. It’d be interesting to know if, say, it responded to the same commands it did before, recognised the same master, stuff like that.