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Mar 12, 2021

Scientists Are Planning to Build Noah’s Ark on the Moon

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, cryonics, existential risks, life extension

Earth is destined for disaster. This is a good insurance policy.


In 2013, a cataclysmic meteor the size of a six-story building broke apart above Chelyabinsk, Russia, and the resulting blast was stronger than a nuclear explosion. In 2068, astronomers believe a potentially hazardous “God of Chaos” asteroid could slam into Earth. Both events suggest humans—and every other animal and plant on Earth—are much more susceptible to total annihilation than we think.

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Mar 4, 2021

Larry King Had a Meeting About Being Cryogenically Frozen, Says Doctor

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension

Larry King was very open about his desire to be frozen after he died. Recently, a doctor said they met with King and revealed more information about what they talked about, including if King is frozen now.

Feb 18, 2021

Reverse Age

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, genetics, life extension, neuroscience

This is the FIRST part of the interview with Rodolfo Goya.


In this video Professor Goya talks about his role in the original experiment and the progress in his current study to reproduce the results with young blood plasma.

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Jan 23, 2021

Scientists produce the first in-vitro embryos from vitrified African lion oocytes

Posted by in categories: biological, cryonics, existential risks, life extension

A team of scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) inGermany, Givskud Zoo–Zootopia in Denmark and the University of Milan in Italy succeeded in producing the very first African lionin-vitroembryos after the vitrification of immature oocytes. For this specific method of cryopreservation, oocytes are collected directly after an animal is castrated or deceased and immediately frozen at-196°C in liquid nitrogen. This technique allows the storage of oocytes of valuable animals for an unlimited time, so that they can be used to produce offspring with the help of assisted reproduction techniques. The aim is to further improve and apply these methods to save highly endangered species such as the Asiatic lion from extinction. The current research on African lions as a model species is an important step in this direction. The results are reported in the scientific journal Cryobiology.

Lion oocytes are presumed to be very sensitive to chilling due to their high lipid content, resulting in poor revival following slow cooling. Vitrification can circumvent this problem, as the cells are frozen at ultra-fast speeds in solutions with a very high concentration of cryoprotective agents. This method prevents the formation of ice crystals in the cells, which could destroy them, and enables them to remain intact for an unlimited time to allow their use later on.

For the present research, the scientists collected oocytes from four African lionesses from Givskud Zoo—Zootopia after the animals had been euthanised for the purpose of population management. Half of the oocytes (60) were vitrified instantly. After six days of storage in liquid nitrogen, the vitrified oocytes were thawed and subjected toin-vitromaturation in an incubator at 39°C for a total of 32–34 hours. The other half (59) were used as control group and directly subjected toin-vitromaturation without a step of vitrification. Mature oocytes of both groups were then fertilized with frozen-thawed sperm from African lion males. “We could demonstrate a high proportion of surviving and matured oocytes in the group of vitrified oocytes. Almost 50% of them had matured, a proportion similar to that in the control group,” says Jennifer Zahmel, scientist at the Department of Reproduction Biology at the Leibniz-IZW.

Jan 19, 2021

Is resurrection possible? Researchers catalogue the ways science may achieve it

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension, science, time travel, transhumanism

From cryonics to time travel, here are some of the (highly speculative) methods that might someday be used to bring people back to life.

Jan 18, 2021

Heather Ann Blevins‎Cryonics Institute

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension

Cryonics Institute www.cryonics.org


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Jan 14, 2021

The inside world of cryonics

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The many things you should know about the field of cryonics. The Cryonics Symposium International takes place Saturday in Hollywood, Fla.

Jan 13, 2021

Aubrey de Grey Longevity Q&A — The last 25 years, SENS, Longevity Escape Velocity, & More

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension, mathematics, neuroscience

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Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey is an English author and biomedical gerontologist. He is the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation and VP of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics.
Feel free to ask any related questions that you want Aubrey to try and answer!

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Dec 18, 2020

Remembrance of the Resurrectables Service, Joe Kowalsky on Cryonics and Bill’s Faloon’s Reversing Aging, Part 2

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Dec 16, 2020

Heather Ann Blevins

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension

THE CRYONICS INSTITUTE NEWSLETTER ISSUE 03, 2020 https://www.cryonics.org/images/uploads/magazines/CI_NEWS_2020-03.pdf

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