Friday, April 22, 2005

Now this is some serious Buck Rogers sh*t right here...

Researchers at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have successfully placed mice into a state of near suspended animation, research that could lead to the kind of deep hibernation used for long space voyages in many sci-fi stories and movies. I heard the story NPR's All Things Considered did yesterday (here's a link you can use to listen to it yourself) and the lead investigator of the study, Dr. Mark Roth, also noted that the research might ultimately lead to new ways of treating cancer, and preventing injury and death from insufficient blood supply to organs and tissues. So, who knows? Sometime soon, maybe Fry will finally get to the year 3000 after all!

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