freezing corpse with antifreeze and nitrogen
A few weeks ago, a 14-year-old cancer patient from the UK had been reported to have court-sentenced to freeze after death. Shortly before her death, the teenager wrote: "I'm only 14 years old and I do not want to die, but I'm going to die. I think being frozen gives me a chance to be healed and awakened - even if it's been hundreds of years. "For the adolescent, the question of whether there is a life after that was also linked to future medical progress. This looks similar for a German researcher. He wants to freeze after the death with antifreeze and nitrogen.
Plan looks like something out of a grotesque science-fiction film
The Ulm age researcher Klaus Sames is considered a pioneer of cryonics in Germany. In this method, organisms or individual organs are frozen in liquid nitrogen in order to "revive" them later.
There are so far only possibilities in Russia and the US, which is why the body of young people from England is also kept in America.
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Although it is unclear whether the damage to cells and organs caused by theFreezing arise, reversible, Sames apparently assumes that the method is also applicable to the whole human body.
As the news agency dpa reports, the Ulm age researchers want to freeze after his death and thaw in a few hundred years - then just when deadly diseases are curable.
Belief in life after death
But even if he believes in a life after death, he prefers to try on a pig's heart first. In the embalming institute in Ulm, where he will one day lie, he explains, while holding a sharp saw to his neck: "In the throttle pit we make a small cut."
According to him, they were able to practice a corpse two years ago,"That's where we learned everything we need to know about doing something," says Sames.
The chest should be opened and pumped through a heart-lung machine antifreeze into his bloodstream. Only then should the corpse be cooled below zero degrees without the formation of destructive crystals.
decay process continues
Frank-Michael Weigner of the Association of German Taxidermy, however, says: "This is a figment of the imagination." In the dpa message, he explains that the body cells are filled with liquid."If you cool that down, the fluid expands, then all cells burst."
And even if it were possible to freeze people without major damage, "when you defrost, the normal decay process will continue."
It's goodthat sometimes people die too."At some point must also be the end," said Weigner.
Sames, on the other hand, says, "You can pick anyone up." He claims, "You can stop dying." However, he also knows that a human is unlikely to freeze without damage.
Nevertheless, the researchers think the preservation of complete human organs in principle possible, which is why he wants to soon cool a pig heart to minus 130 degrees and then revive.
According to the agency message, it hurts him that his science is not taken seriously. He came out after his time as a physician as a cryonics follower. Now he dreams of the "breakthrough to medical seriousness".
Scientific project character to be emphasized
According to the information Sames has founded an association around his "competence team", as he calls it. Also involved is Karen Conrad."It's funny," says the 46-year-old nurse for intensive care: "Everyone wants to live longer. But hardly anyone wants to take the chance to live longer. "
Sames explains:" I first wanted to master the finiteness of being religious. "The former theology student continues:" I thought I was a believer, but then it stopped. "
"I'm afraid of dying, but dread of death," says the cryoniker, who does not want to be labeled as such."It has such a sect sound." He tries to emphasize the scientific project character.
body should be stored at minus 196 degrees
According to dpa, he reports of children who were recovered after an hour of icy water and revived. And in the US, a thawed kidney was successfully implanted into a rabbit.
Next year he wants to tackle the project. If the experiment with the pig's heart works, he continues to dream: "And what is a human except a collection of large organs?"
According to his statement, he wants one day in a plastic bag with dry ice "comfortably sail to America".The Cryonics Institute, he has already paid $ 28,000 so that they keep him hanging at minus 196 degrees upside down.
"This is at least as serious as the Mars project," says Sames. He is already thinking of the future: "There will be someone who is programmed to introduce me to the new reality," says the researcher. Then he wanted to drink champagne.(ad)
Is there a life after death? For religious people the answer is clear. Scientists, on the other hand, usually deny the question. But not all. A German researcher has now announced that he wants to freeze himself after death in order to be defrosted later - when deadly diseases are curable.