Suspended Animation Trials Begin On Humans

This month, the world’s first attempt at placing  humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA — not for space travel but to save lives. The technique will initially be used on 10 patients whose wounds would otherwise be lethal in an attempt to buy the surgeons some time. It works by cooling the body by removing the patient’s blood and replacing it with a cold saline solution.

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