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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Zombie Dogs?

I like Horror movies, and Thrillers. So when I seen the ad for the movie called "The Cursed", I asked my daughter and son in law to rent it. What I didnt know was it had to do with werewolves. Didnt matter tho, it was a Wes Craven Movie ( nightmare on elm st. fame). It still made me jump. Why did I mention this? Well I open this story page and saw this wolf looking creature with its fangs bared, and thought "great, on the heels of a wolf movie, I see this!"

I bring it up because of the mad scientist feel of the story.

Boffins ( scientists) are creating Zombie dogs, by draining their blood, and filling thier veins with freezing saline solution, then several hours later draining the solution, re-injecting the blood, re-starting the heart. Kind of along the lines of cryogenics?

They want to do this to Humans.

From the news.au:
(NO News service in the US is reporting this, except "free internet Press" whos server was down when I went to check this story)

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.

It seems to me that there are way too many mad scientists in the field. More and more leaps from stemcells to zombies! FRIGHTENING!