And the Dead Shall Rise Up
In honor of George Romero's newest flick, science proudly presents
Night of the Living Dead Canines
"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.
Why am I not surprised it happened in Pittsburgh…site of the very first, original, Romero zombie movie. Actually, why am I not surprised Pittsburgh has a Centre for Resuscitation Research? Talk about a city that needs to come back from the dead…
'Course Dr. Safar is dead, so how good can his plan be?
"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."
It's alive! It's ALIVE!!
"Duing the procedure blood is replaced with saline solution at a few degrees above zero… 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."
"Plans to test the technique on humans should be realised within a year, according to the Safar Centre…"
Pagin' Dr. Frankenstein…
posted by Harrison at 7:40 PM